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Dr. Robert Leonard Honored by Italian Society for Hair Science

Award in Italy Dr. Robert Leonard: Dr. Robert Leonard is recognized by board members of the Italian Society for Hair Science at the organization’s 20th anniversary conference held April 17, 2016 in Florence, Italy.

Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Newton-based Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, was recently honored by the Italian Society for Hair Science during its 20th anniversary conference held April 17, 2016 in Florence, Italy. Dr. Leonard was awarded for his work in education in the field of hair restoration and science. Dr. Leonard and Dr. Matthew Lopresti of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates attended the weekend-long conference at the Grand Hotel Baglioni, located in the Piazza dell’Unita Italiana in Florence, Italy. The conference featured dozens of Italy’s foremost experts in the field of hair science. The Italian Society for Hair ...

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Smart Specialization and the Future of Italian Research


When: Friday, April 17, 2015 — 1 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Room 4-163, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA On Friday, April 18, MIT’s Italian student organization MITaly will hold the event: “Smart Specialization and the Future of Italian Research”. The agenda is the following: 1:00-200PM: Dr Francesco Grillo, Managing director of the European think-thank Vision and Advisor of the European Commission and of the Minister of Education, will talk about “smart specialization” as a strategy for growth. 2:00-2:30PM: Prof. Stefania Giannini, Italian Secretary of Research, Universities, and Education, will join us in video-conference to talk more specifically about the ...

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East Boston Chamber of Commerce Prosperity Awards


Congratulations to the 2014 Prosperity Awards given by the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. The awards were given to individuals in the East Boston business community for outstanding business practices and community service. Neffo Cappuccio of Cappuccio Enterprise. Josephine (Joey) Cuzzi of the East Boston YMCA   Gina Fiandaca of the City of Boston Office of Parking Frank Fredella of Sterlingwear of Boston Richard (Dick) Gavegnano CEO of the East Boston Savings Bank Manny Lopes CEO of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Diane Modica Veronica Robles of Veronica Robles Cultural Center Joseph Ruggiero Sr., of Ruggiero Memorial Home Chip Tuttle ...

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Comparing Start-Up Culture and Models at MIT


On Sept. 18, MIT’s Sloan School of Management was the stage for a unique seminar comparing startup environments and strategies in Italy and the United States. Organized by the Italian Consulate General in Boston and Professionisti Italiani a Boston, the event was moderated by Corriere della Sera journalist Maria Teresa Cometto and saw numerous local and international leaders in the world of entrepreneurship discuss the different models the two countries present. “Entrepreneurship is something you get better at with time,” said MIT Senior Lecturer Bill Aulet. Tim Rose, founder and CEO of the Cambridge Innovation Center, highlighted the importance of ...

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MITaly Celebrates Italian Women in Science


The Italian students association at MIT, MITaly, recently organized an event to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Italian women in science and technology.

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Italian Designer Valentina Oppezzo thrills audience at ‘Elements of Design’ Fashion Show


Five eco-friendly designers, including Italy’s Valentina Oppezzo, presented their own collections at the recent ‘Elements of Design’ fashion show. Presented by VStyle Productions, the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., and the Boston GreenFest, the eco-fashion was held on June 21 at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston and featured collections inspired by a different element: air, water, fire and earth. The featured designers were Restored by Design by Martha Jackson as Air, Instilla by Valentina Oppezzo and Maryanne Meservey as Water, Savers Thrift Store and Stylist U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo of Urban Thriftologee as Fire and Anderson Designs by Emma Anderson ...

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Boston College’s Amir Hoveyda receives Italy’s Eni Award for Hydrocarbons Research

Boston College Professor of Chemistry Amir Hoveyda

Boston College Professor of Chemistry Amir Hoveyda has received a 2014 Eni Award for New Frontiers in Hydrocarbons from an international panel of preeminent scientists assembled by the Enrico Mattei Foundation of the Italian energy giant Eni SpA. Hoveyda and other leading researchers were honored June 17 at a ceremony in Rome, hosted by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in the official presidential palace, the historic Quirinale. Hoveyda received a gold medal struck at the Italian State Mint and a cash award of $270,000 (US). The Eni Awards recognize leading researchers in the areas of energy and sustainable chemistry, part of ...

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Pier Paolo Pandolfi to Head Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Rome-native Pier Paolo Pandolfi has been named Director of the Cancer Center and the new Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Italian MIT Professor Silvio Micali Wins Turing Award


Article originally published in MITnews. MIT professors Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali have won the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) A.M. Turing Award for their pioneering work in the fields of cryptography and complexity theory. The two developed new mechanisms for how information is encrypted and secured, work that is widely applicable today in communications protocols, Internet transactions and cloud computing. They also made fundamental advances in the theory of computational complexity, an area that focuses on classifying computational problems according to their inherent difficulty. Goldwasser and Micali were credited for “revolutionizing the science of cryptography” and developing the gold ...

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Padua-native Antonio Chiocca to Take Over Neurosurgery Dept. at Brigham and Women’s


Padua-native Dr. Antonio Chiocca will take over the neurosurgery department at both the Brigham and Faulkner Hospital, beginning August 1.

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Italian Physicist Giovanni Jona-Lasinio Wins 2012 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics


Jona-Lasinio will receive the award in Boston on February 27, 2012.

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Flaminia Catteruccia Joins Harvard in Battle Against Malaria


Flaminia Catteruccia, an Italian molecular entomologist, is the new associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard School of Public Health, looking to reduce the incidence of mosquito-borne malaria.

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