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Beyond Epica: exploring past climate through Antarctic ice

The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting at the Little Dome C site, in the South Pole. Its aim is to go back in time by 1.5 million years and discover invaluable information on temperature and on the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in the past.

Haters gonna hate? Online haters just regular users, according to study

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice leads a study published in Scientific Reports and conducted within the  framework of the IMSyPP European project. Online hate speech seems to involve regular users who are occasionally triggered to use toxic language. 

Climate benefits from oil demand dips underestimated

In a study published in Nature, researchers consider 1,933 global oil fields, linking econometric models of production profitability and carbon intensity. According to Valerio Dotti, “These results have implications for policymaking when it comes to reducing global warming.”

Air-conditioning: a rising emergency for emissions and inequalities

A study published in Nature Communications and coordinated by Ca' Foscari on four emerging economies - India, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia - reveals that by 2040 between 64 and 100 million households will not be able to meet their cooling requirements.

War and the Balkans in comics: a conversation with Aleksandar Zograf

An abandoned diary that describes the bombing of Belgrade during WWII has become a graphic novel on display at the Library of Congress in Washington. The author is Aleksandar Zograf, a Serbian cartoonist and graphic journalists. Zograf will be at Ca’ Foscari on 7 December 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in Aula Baratto to present the Italian translation of his latest novel, “ll quaderno di Radoslav e altre storie della II guerra mondiale”.

South-East Asia religions: in class with Thai Buddhist monks

Students of the new South-East Asia curriculum have met two Thai Buddihst monks — an experience that bridges the gap between the students and the religious culture they learn about in class. 

Collaboration at the heart of the Translating Europe Workshop

Ca’ Foscari’s Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies has organised a series of online conversations on 19 November, in collaboration with the European Commission. Professors Mirella Agorni and Giuseppe De Bonis share their thoughts on the world of translation today.

The Incroci di Civiltà festival continues until 6 November

The 14th edition of the international literary festival was inaugurated on 3 November with Nicole Krauss at Scuola Grande di San Rocco, where the writer received the Francesca Bortolotto Possati-Ca' Foscari Prize. The festival will conclude on 6 November with Vinicio Capossela.

 

 

From Kabul to Venice with Ca' Foscari's scholarship: Rohullah's story

"The situation in Afghanistan is getting worse day by day. Many professionals have left the country due to threats, and the younger generations are confused as to what they should do to secure a better future." Rohullah Safi, a university student who has left Afghanistan, will arrive in Venice to study Computer Science with Ca' Foscari's support. 

A broader view on Erasmus+ ICM - Interview with Raghad

Raghad is a student from Jordan who spent five months at Ca' Foscari to further her studies in English language and literature. With the help of the Ca’ Foscari International office, Raghad has decided to share her experience with the Erasmus+ ICM programme, taking this opportunity to address those families that might still be hesitant to let their children travel to a different country.

Pop culture and protests: new generations in Southeast Asia

Social changes, religion, LGBTQ+ communities, TV series, cinema and music: discover the newest trends in contemporary Southeast Asia with Giuseppe Bolotta and Edoardo Siani, professors of the curriculum on Thailand and Vietnam in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Language, Culture and Society of Asia and Mediterranean Africa.

Professor Ruperti awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays

On Wednesday 14 July 2021, Bonaventura Ruperti, Full Professor of Japanese language and literature at the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.

With Study in Venice, you can do your Erasmus... while staying in Venice!

In autumn 2021, the teaching and learning offer of the Study in Venice Erasmus has become more rich and varied than ever before, thanks to the contribution of the Venice Academy of Fine Arts and of the Music Conservatory Benedetto Marcello. 

EUTOPIA Student Think Tank: make your voice heard

The EUTOPIA alliance has launched the EUTOPIA Student Think Tank (EUSTT), a platform that allows students to share their knowledge and research. Read on to discover how you can contribute!

 

 

EUTOPIA Week 2021: first 'live' meeting of the Alliance

A year and a half after the launch of EUTOPIA, the representatives of the 10 universities of the alliance met in person for the first time in Barcelona, from 22 to 26 November 2021. 

An unparalleled experience: the South-East Asia curriculum at Ca' Foscari

The South-East Asia curriculum is unique in Italy and allows 40 students to study the language and culture of one of the emerging countries in this area of the world, and in particular of Thailand and Vietnam, as well as their relations with China.

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