27 November 2017

G Longo, a scientist at the CNR Institute for the Institute for the Structure of Matter in Rome will give a seminar at 2.00 pm at the Unit of Immunology and General Pathology of the Department of Medicine (9, via A Ferrata).  The seminar is entitled Nanomechanical sensors to study at the nanoscale biomedical challenges and will describe major advances in the field of nanosensor and their applications to biologica and medical problems.

The poster can be found here, the abstract of the seminar can be found here.

All College students, and in particular students in Medicine, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering are welcome to attend. 





















27 November 2017

EDiSU will hold its traditional, annual welcome day tomorrow in the College lecture theatre at 6.30 pm. 

The event will involve speeches by F Rugge, University Chancellor,  P Benazzo, EDiSU President, and S Pezzini, a post-doctoral fellow at Radboud University in Holland and previously a student in one of the EDiSU College. The poster of the event can be found here.

The speeches will be followed by a reception. All students are welcome to attend.  Attendance by freshers is compulsory.





















17 November 2017

College students have elected the new Executive Committee of the Volta Students' Union (VSU).  Only six candidates stood for election and a total of 60 students voted (down from > 90 in October 2016). 

The students elected to the Committee are: Paride Maddalena, Monica Passanante, Lucia Fruga, Valentina Astesana, Thanh Hang Bui and Daniele Susca. Paride Maddalena secured the highest number of votes and will act as President of the VSU Committee for 2017/18.

The College wishes to thank the students who made themselves available for serving in the Committee.





















16 November 2017

The much awaited College language Courses will take off next week and will involve nearly hundred students: half studying English, half studying French or German. 

Two English Courses (B2 and C1) will be delivered by an external teacher appointed by EDiSU and were expected to start on Wednesday the 22nd of November.  We have now received a different communication from EDiSU stating that Courses will start next week and will involve lessons on two different days of the week.  This schedule is incompatible with the programme of supervisions and the College will contact EDiSU once more, solve the issue and confirm final arrangements to students. The English classes will take place in Seminar Room 2 (level 2, North wing) at 5.00 pm (B2 class) and 7.00 pm (C1 class).

The French Course, delivered by College member Ingrid R Ouandji, will start on Wednesday the 22nd of November at 5.00 pm in Seminar Room 3 (level 3, North wing).

The German Course, delivered by College member Claudio Neidhoefer, will start on Wednesday the 22nd of November at 8.00 pm in Seminar Room 3 (level 3, North wing).

Students enrolled in the English Courses have been informed of their class assignment. Students who have enrolled in the French and German Courses will be contacted shortly by Ingrid R Ouandji and Claudio Neidhoefer respectively in order to arrange their entrance test.






















16 November 2017

Monday the 20th of November will see the start of the College supervisions (also known as tutorials). College supervisions are a crucial asset for the academic development and career of the students of Volta. College has put forward proposals for 16 supervisions, of which the majority are certain, a few are potential and will depend on the enrolment of external students, as the number of Volta students in those groups is limited.  The involvement of external students in College teaching is a policy that the University government has strongly advocated and that Collegio Volta is keen to implement.

Supervisors will contact their students' groups shortly in order to seek confirmation of attendance and extend enrolment where necessary.

The bulk of Volta supervisions are directed to Maths, Physics and Chemistry subjects (10 supervisions in total). The other ones target Biochemistry and Physiology. The majority of this teaching is directed to yr 1 students, the remainder targets selected yr 2 courses and subjects.

Students enrolled in courses for which supervisions are offered have a duty to attend at least one supervision (24 hours in total) during the year although College expects that, where students have the opportunity to attend more than one supervision, they will take full advantage of this.  Students need to fill in their personal diary with details of the supervisions attended and the list of topics. These are available from the supervisors and on the College web pages (Undergraduate Teaching).

A brief list of the supervisions offered by Volta in 2017/18 is on display on the noticeboard near the College office. The full list of College supervisions for the year 2017/18 can be found here. An email will be sent shortly to all students attending courses for which supervisions are offered.





















15 November 2017

College invites its students enrolled in undergraduate courses and in MSc courses (so called lauree magistrali) to submit their study plan for 2017/18. Study plans are very important tools that enable College to check if students move in the right direction or otherwise (see Fig).

Freshers (students who joined College in September/October 2017)
These students need to pdf print their study plan from Esse 3 in order to enable College to enter the data in the College database and submit to the College Director (see an example of a study plan here).  They also need to indicate which exams they are planning to enter in February 2018. The College Director will meet freshers individually in order to discuss and review each study plan.

Students who have been in residence for one or more years
These students also need to submit their study plan which will provide a career update and confirmation of the extra credits gained in September. They also need to indicate which exams they plan to enter in February 2018.




















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