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Culture Clash

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi recently visited Harvard University in Cambridge, where he gave an impassioned speech about several issues afflicting Europe today. I won’t go into detail on the various subjects he touched, but I would like to delve into one particular theme that is dear to him: Italy’s investment in culture. Renzi tied a widespread sentiment of fear and lack of solidarity to the rise of terrorism in Europe. “Culture is the target of terrorists,” he said. “You don’t think about death if you have a place to go to, if you have curiosity, if you have a ...

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Pasta al Ragù Challenge at Dante Alighieri

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Following the successful "Carbonara Night" event, the Consulate General of Italy presents a new challenge for the Italian student associations of the Boston area.

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Vatican Museums movie screening at Harvard Art Museums Theater

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When: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 — 6 p.m. Where: Harvard Art Museums Theater – 480 Broadway St., Cambridge, MA Please register for this event at: www.nevaticanpatrons.org/movie

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Fausto Panizzolo: A “non-assisted” walker, down the path of research

Fausto Panizzolo of Harvard's Biodesign Lab.

For a living, Fausto Panizzolo develops devices to help people walk: better, faster and with a lesser amount of energy. On the walk along his career path, however, he likes to rely, solely on his own: in fact in his native Italy – as well as elsewhere – “devices” (whether political, social or even merely economic) are often used to obtain prestigious positions in research, like the one he holds now as a post-doc at Professor Conor Walsh’s Biodesign Lab at Harvard, a cutting edge think tank where over 50 scientists from all over the world work to create assistive ...

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Mike’s Pastry to Open Harvard Square Locations

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Mike’s Pastry, which has been providing an expansive assortment of sweet treats in the city’s North End neighborhood for decades, is planning to expand to Harvard Square.

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Italian Historian Emilio Gentile Visits Harvard, Dante

From left: Spencer DiScala, Emilio Gentile, Charles Maier, Renato Camurri, David Ward.

One of Italy’s major luminaries on the history of fascism, Professor Emilio Gentile, recently visited the Boston area to hold lectures at Harvard’s Center for European Studies and the Dante Alighieri Society in Cambridge. A professor at Rome’s Università La Sapienza and former student of Renzo De Felice, Gentile is considered one of Italy’s foremost cultural historians of fascist ideology. At Harvard, Gentile held a lecture on October 16, titled “The March on Rome: How Antifascists Understood the Origins of Totalitarianism (and Coined the Word).” The lecture was part of the first annual Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and ...

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Harvard and M.I.T. Faculty Talk Architecture at Venice Biennale

Views of SpontaneousInterventions: design actions for the common good. (photo courtesy of U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale (Fall 2012).)

Several Harvard faculty members traveled to Venice last month to take part in the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture, a three-month contemporary architecture festival that will run through November 25. Among the faculty members was Harvard Graduate School of Design Dean Mohsen Mostafavi. “The Venice Biennale provides an important opportunity for the architecture and design community to share and debate innovative ideas from across the world,” Mostafavi told the Harvard Gazette. “As leaders in practice as well as teaching, an impressive number of GSD faculty were involved in the extraordinary installations, projects, and discussions that addressed the exhibition theme of ...

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Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani Visits Cambridge, Speaks of Eating Disorders

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On April 2, Vogue Italia's Editor-in-Chief joined a panel on eating disorders at Memorial Church of Harvard University.

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Flaminia Catteruccia Joins Harvard in Battle Against Malaria

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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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Una Vita: Italy’s History Through the Eyes of Its Elderly

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Harvard postdoc Alberto Pepe, alongside urban researcher and friend Veronica Olivotto, spent last summer collecting stories and photographs of elderly Italians, resulting in the fabulous project "Una Vita."

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