Berkeley Chiama Italia, the first symposium of Italian Society at Berkeley, April 30

2011.08.12 Berkeley Faculty Club

With the presence of Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Mauro Battocchi and Scientific Attache’ Massimo Maresca.
At the moment the registration is open only to UC Berkeley and LBNL students and scholars, please RSVP at

Berkeley Chiama Italia: Italian Recipes for Outstanding Research
The First Symposium of The Italian Society at Berkeley

Since the days of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segrè, Italian researchers have played a prominent role in academic endeavors at UC Berkeley, in California, and in the United States. With this event (planned as the first in a series of discussions), we would like to share successful stories of Italian researchers and scholars at Berkeley, stories that show how Italian culture goes far beyond food and fashion. It is also our hope that these stories will inspire Cal students to follow in the footsteps of our distinguished speakers.

From Economics to Biology, from Classics to Physics and Engineering, Italians have helped shape the directions of academic research in numerous fields. What could be the next great Italian contribution? Discover it with us!

Heyns room, UC Berkeley Faculty Club
April 30, 6 PM

Welcome and greetings
Introduction by the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Mauro Battocchi

Prof. Alessandra Lanzara
Department of Physics, UC Berkeley and Materials Science Division, LBNL
Dr. Annamaria Bellezza
Department of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley
Prof. Roberto Zoncu
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

Concluding remarks
Networking reception. Appetizers. Cash bar for wine and beer.

The symposium
This first symposium of the Italian Society at Berkeley brings together Berkeley Italian scientists and scholars to promote Italian academic activities and a stronger Italian community spirit at UC Berkeley and LBNL.
Italian professors at UC Berkeley and LBNL will talk about their career path as Italians in the US, with a short overview of their research activities.

At the moment, the symposium is open only to UC Berkeley/LBNL students and scholars, please RSVP at:

Italian Society at Berkeley
We are an ASUC-sponsored organziation of students and scholars at UC Berkeley/LBNL, which promotes Italian culture in the UC Berkeley community, and fosters academic, cultural and professional exchanges between Italy and UC Berkeley/LBNL. Meet the organizers at