Conferences - Seminars

06FEB
03DEC
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  11:00-13:00 smart living lab, Fribourg room

The smart living lunches take place once a month from 11am to 1pm at the EPFL Fribourg to present the research activities of the smart living lab. A lunch is served after the presentation. These events are designed for the smart living lab's community. Read more about "smart living lunches"
25APR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier (Sion), I17 4 K2

Abstract: deregulation and dynamic market conditions have created significant opportunities for the engagement of industrial entities normally regarded as electricity consumers in the operation of the power grid. Chemical plants (e.g., air separation, ammonia production, chlor-alkali) are particularly promising candidates given their large power demand. Engaging in such activities (either demand response or providing ancillary ... Read more about "Demand Response Operation of Chemical Plants: Models and Computational Methods"
By Prof. Michael Baldea. Associate Professor and Frank A. Liddell, Jr ...
25APR
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  16:30-18:30 SV 1717

Would you like to learn about the career opportunities in the biotech companies and start-ups around you? The EPFL SV Postdoc association, in collaboration with the startup incubator BaseLaunch, has the pleasure to invite you to the Merck Ventures career event for life scientists, taking place Thursday the 25th of April 2019 at the SV ... Read more about "Investor Spotlight: M Ventures"
By Jasper Bos, PhD and Francois Conquet, PhD
25APR
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  18:00-20:00 Octanis Microverse

This is a hands-on workshop teaching you everything you need to know to perform professional PCB assembly. Optional: Bring your own PCB, components and stencil, if you already have one! After the official part, you can stay here and continue working on your own board. We will be here to help you (20:00 - 22:00) ... Read more about "PEE104: Surface Mount Reflow Technique and Debugging"
By Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments, Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL.
29APR
01MAY
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 426

This course completes the training “Python Fundamentals, level 1”. This course for experienced developers helps you take your expertise in Python to a whole new level. During this course students will learn the most powerful patterns and tools Python has to offer, and how to leverage them to create reliable, maintainable applications - either individually, ... Read more about "Python Level 2: advanced"
By Jean-Philippe Forestier
29APR
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  16:15-17:15 CE 1 6

This year marks the centenary of a pivotal breakthrough: the confirmation that gravity can be described as spacetime curvature. Among the most outrageous predictions of the theory are the existence of black holes and gravitational waves. Gravitational waves offer a unique glimpse into the unseen universe in different ways, and allow us to test the ... Read more about "Testing General Relativity with Gravitational Waves"
By Prof. Vitor Cardoso, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon
29APR
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  18:15-19:30 BC01

Une initiation de tango sera proposée à l'issue de la conférence pour ceux qui le désirent. Read more about "Un tango sous IRM, quand c'est l'inconscient qui danse"
By Jean-Pierre Papart, psychiatre au CHUV
29APR
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  19:15-21:30 ELA 1

Here is another occasion to come and discover space sciences in a fun way ! Games and a nice apero will be waiting for you on Monday 29th of April in ELA1 at EPFL. We will launch a brand new EPFL association called Space@yourService, which will organize the next AoTs! Read more about "Launch Space@yourService - 20 years of Chandra Space Telescope"
By Jean-Paul Kneib - LASTRO and EPFL Space Center Director Claude Nicollier ...
30APR
  01:30-15:30 PH H3 33

Description: Generalized Darmon cocycles In this talk, I will report on work in progress with Carlos de Vera Piquero and Matteo Longo whose goal is to develop a generalization of the theory of Bertolini and Darmon to the case of elliptic curves whose associated Galois representations are supercuspidal at an odd prime p. The main ... Read more about "Generalized Darmon cocycles"
By Nike Vatsal (UBC)
30APR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: Apix-Analytics, the leader in Nano-Sensor (NEMS) based gas chromatography (GC) system is a start-up company from CEA-LETI and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) founded in December 2011. The presentation will present why NEMS resonators offer a unique breakthrough technology in the GC field and will discuss how the key challenges such as industrialization, ... Read more about "APIX: NEMS-based gas chromatograph"
30APR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Past studies of the transition to turbulence in pipes and related shear flows could neither agree on a critical point nor on the nature of the transition. The main difficulty is that in this class of flows turbulence arises despite the linear stability of the laminar flow and that it results from perturbations of ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: The onset of turbulence in shear flows - a matter of life and death"
30APR
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  15:00-16:00 BC 420

Most people can relate to email overload. The good news is that some of the hassle of dealing with email could be automated away. We performed a mixed-methods, need-finding study to learn what kind of automated email handling users want, and what kinds of information and computation are needed to make those automations reality. Our ... Read more about "Opportunities for Automating Email Processing"
By Soya Park
30APR
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  18:30-20:00 Internef 273

85.000 animals are killed every second for food, clothing, medicine and many other industries. Exactly how much of this is necessary? What are the ethical arguments for and against? What do we as a society think and feel about it? How does it affect the environment and how can we move forward from here? Join ... Read more about "Animal Exploitation and Sustainability: a talk by Seb Alex"
01MAY
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  13:15-15:15 INM 203

Wednesday 1 May 2019 – 13h15-15h15 EPFL room INM 203 Talk given as part of the DH Seminar Lecture series, organised by the Digital Humanities Institute. Read more about "DH and Ways of Knowing - Talk by Prof. Jérôme Baudry"
02MAY
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

A Lola and John Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research This seminar will also be televised to CHUV BH08 3 Charlotte Olivier and to Biopôle CLE B301 Read more about "“Metabolic and Immune Control of Liver Tumorigenesis”"
By Professor Michael Karin, UC San Diego School of Medicine, Department ...
02MAY
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  18:00-21:30 EPFL Rolex Center

Exploring the business implications of Health Tech devices and the data they generate. The prevalence of micro-sensor enabled wearable devices, combined with the increasing accuracy of these sensors is blurring the lines between consumer devices and medical technology. What potential does this plethora of data hold for users, the businesses that have access to it, ... Read more about "Innovation Leaders Event 2019"
03MAY
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  10:30-12:00 BC 420

The College of Management of Technology, in collaboration with IC, is launching a new EPFL Seminar series on “Computational Social Sciences & Economics.” The seminar will bring in leading guest speakers to examine questions that are of great importance for EPFL and society more broadly. Our first high-level guest speaker will be Prof. James A. ... Read more about "The Science of Science: What makes science effective?"
03MAY
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract: We propose two approaches to address a challenging problem arising in Air Traffic Management, that of keeping at all times a distance between any pair of aircraft throughout their flight trajectory above a threshold value. We address the problem by adjusting both aircraft speeds and heading angles simultaneously. Both the mixed-integer nonlinear programming model ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: An MINLP and a continuous-optimization approaches for aircraft conflict avoidance via speed and heading angle deviations"
By Prof. Marcel Mongeau, Professor in Operations Research at ENAC (École ...
03MAY
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  13:15-14:15

Abstract: If visions and forecasts of industry come true then we will be soonsurrounded by billions of interconnected embedded devices. We willinteract with them in a cyber-human symbiosis, they will not onlyobserve us but also our environment, and they will be part of manyvisible and ubiquitous objects around us. We have the legitimateexpectation that the ... Read more about "EE Distinguished Lecturer Seminar: Internet of Things — The Quest for Trust"
By Lothar Thiele was born in Aachen, Germany on April 7 ...
06MAY
10MAY
By Ron Elber (UT Austin, USA)  Dmitrii Makarov (University of Texas ...
06MAY
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/997034286 Abstract: A new flexible hotoplethysmography (PPG) sensor patch measuring blood-flow volume (BFV) and blood pressure (BP) based on AI algorithms is successfully designed and prototyped. With this patch, the measurement on BFV and BP ... Read more about "A New Flexible Photoplethysmography (PPG) Sensor Patch for Continuous Measurement of Blood Flow Volume and Pressure based on AI algorithms"
06MAY
  14:00-15:30 BSP 727

Black holes are the simplest macroscopic objects one can conceive of, and are often referred to as the Hydrogen atom of General Relativity. Black holes allow us to test the basic tenets of General Relativity, some of which have been taken for granted without observations: are black holes really simple, do they always form to ... Read more about "Black holes, binaries and energy extraction"
By Vitor Cardoso (CERN & Lisbon)
07MAY
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  09:30-17:00 EPFL, Forum Rolex Learning Center, RLC E1 240

The scope of the forum is Micro & Nano Fabrication Techniques used in the following fields: - Micro and Nanoelectronics (Soft Bioelectronic, 3D Integration, Nanowires, High-Q Resonators, New materials, ...) - Biomedical Applications (Microfluidics, Microelectrodes, Lab on a Chip, Probes, Neuroprosthetics, ...) - MEMS, NEMS (Sensors and Actuators, Motors, Tweezers, Artificial Muscles, Micro and Nanomechanics, ... Read more about "EPFL - MicroNanoFabrication Annual Review Meeting"
By This event presents research achievements of the past year and ...
07MAY
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  12:15 SV 1717

Biofilms formed by the Gram-positive soil-dwelling bacterium Bacillus subtilis manifest as architecturally complex, hydrophobic communities on an air-agar interface. Both the structure and the hydrophobicity of the biofilm are the consequence of the cells producing a protective extracellular matrix. The B. subtilis biofilm matrix comprises fibres formed by the secreted protein TasA, an extracellular polysaccharide, ... Read more about "Biofilm formation by the Gram-positive soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis"
By Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee ...
07MAY
  14:15-15:15 PH H3 33

In this talk I discuss some new applications of Galois theory, and in particular of Chebotarev Density Theorem, to the theory of locally recoverable codes, of permutation rational functions, and time permitting to the field representation problem related to the DLP quasi-polynomial time algorithm. Read more about "Permutations and codes using a density method"
By Giacomo Micheli (EPFL)
07MAY
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  16:15-17:15 SV 1717

The maintenance of complete and undamaged genome is critical for survival. However, genomic stability is continually challenged by various assaults from the endogenous and exogenous sources. One of the major threats to genome stability is the “replication stress”, caused by events that impede smooth progression of DNA replication. Cellular responses to replication stress involve PCNA, ... Read more about "Roles of ZRANB3 in replication stress response"
By Professor Dragana Ahel  (University of Oxford)
07MAY
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  16:30-17:30 GR A3 32

The research focuses on energy consumption modelling based on bottom-up methods to evaluate the current status of energy consumption and different future energy saving scenarios promoting sustainable urban planning. However, the choice among urban energy planning scenarios is extensively based on multi-actors and multi-criteria aspects. For this purpose, stakeholder-oriented approach plays a key role in ... Read more about "A new integrated multi-criteria spatial decision support system for urban energy planning in the built environment"
By Sara Torabi, Arch, Ph.D., Interuniversity Department of Regional & ...

Thesis defenses

26APR
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  16:00 Theodor-Erismann-Auditorium VE 102 EMPA Überlandstr. 129 8600 Dübendorf

Thesis directors : Prof. F. Nüesch ,Dr J. Heier Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9486 Read more about "Exciton Dynamics in 2D Organic Assemblies for Realization of Next-generation Optoelectronic Devices"
By Surendra Babu ANANTHARAMAN
26APR
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By Anaïs Laure Marie-Thérèse BADOUAL
26APR
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By Mathieu Yves Hervé COUSTANS
26APR
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By Irene VIOLA
02MAY
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By Matthew Aaron ROBERTSON
03MAY
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  17:00 MC A1 272

Thesis directors : Prof. Y. Perriard , Dr Y. R. C. Civet Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems doctoral program. Thesis 9397 Read more about "Cylindrical Dielectric Elastomer Actuator for Cardiac Assist Device"
By Jonathan André Jean-Marie CHAVANNE
03MAY
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By Danilo TARQUINI
06MAY
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  17:00 MA B1 11

Thesis directors : Prof. J.-L. Scartezzini, Prof. S. V. Moussavi Nik Energy doctoral program. Thesis 9389 Read more about "Modeling and Assessment of Urban Energy Systems"
By Amarasinghage Tharindu Dasun PERERA
06MAY
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  17:30 SV 1717

Thesis director : Prof. M. Dal Peraro Computational and Quantitative Biology doctoral program. Thesis 9426 Read more about "Exploring on Protein-DNA interactions"
By Alexandra Styliani KALANTZI
07MAY
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By Giorgio QUARANTA

Public Science Events

22APR
26APR
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  09:30-17:00

After winning the 2018 edition of the International Physicists Tournament (IPT), EPFL puts its title back in challenge at home. This tournament will bring together more than 200 students in physics, which will gather at EPFL to defend the colors of their universities and countries. The 19 participating teams had several months to work on ... Read more about "International Physicists Tournament 2019"
26APR
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  09:00-16:30

After winning the 2018 edition of the International Physicists Tournament (IPT), EPFL puts its title back in challenge at home. From 21 to 26 April, more than 200 students in physics will gather at EPFL to defend the colors of their universities and countries. The 19 participating teams had several months to work on the ... Read more about "Grand Final: International Physicists Tournament"

Sciences Activities for Youth

04MAY
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  10:00-16:30 BS 260

Le Coding Club des filles organise deux sessions de l'atelier Minitel le 4 mai 2019, sur le campus de l'EPFL: Session 1: 10h à 12h30 Session 2: 14hà 16h30. Il reste encore quelques places pour des filles de 11 à 15 ans. Les débutantes sont les bienvenues ! Inscriptions obligatoires: lien sur le formulaire Read more about "Atelier Minitel à Lausanne"

Exhibitions

12APR
28JUL
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab pavillon central

To mark its 50th anniversary, the EPFL gave free rein to three photographers, who were asked to capture the essence of the School and its future direction: - Olivier Christinat brings a discreet immersion in campus life - Bogdan Konopka strips EPFL's buildings down to their still life form - Catherine Leutenegger delivers many detailed ... Read more about "INFINITY ROOM I - ArtLab Exhibition"
By Olivier Christinat, Bogdan Konopka, Catherine Leutenegger

Call for proposal

04FEB
30APR
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Want to tackle the major challenges of sustainable food supply? EPFL and ETH Zurich have launched Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative (“Future Food Initiative”) in cooperation with Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé, to further expand research and education in the area of food and nutrition sciences. The fellowship program is a major pillar within ... Read more about "Future Food Initiative"

Cultural events

29NOV
05MAY
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  Beaulieu Lausanne

Grâce à une Fondation privée, l’OSR offre 300 Cartes Jeunes donnant accès gratuitement à 4 places à choix sur ses concerts à Lausanne. Après inscription, les étudiants reçoivent un code qui leur permet de réserver directement leurs 4 billets sur le site de l’OSR. Ils peuvent ensuite se rendre au(x) concert(s) seul ou avec des ... Read more about "Concerts de l'OSR à Beaulieu - billets gratuits réservés aux -25 ans"
By Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR)
07MAR
30MAY
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  18:15-20:00 Polydome

The ArchiTango Students association offers a free Tango initiation course to EPFL and UNIL students. When: Every Thursday from 18h15 to 20h. Where: Polydome (PO 01) Registrations: architango@gmail.com Read more about "Free Tango Initiation Course"
22APR
24APR
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  Salle Polyvalente

The prosperous Conway family gathers for a party. They all have personal aspirations and dream of a wonderful future for themselves and their loved ones. They are about to make a series of choices driven by greed. Is it still possible for them to stop thinking time is ticking their lives away? En anglais, surtitré ... Read more about "Time and the Conways"
By Laure Salathé, Roxane Kokka, Greg Odor, Sara Sousa, Caroline Foo ...
01MAY
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  19:15-21:00 CM 1 3

Ils viennent de la ville rose pour retourner un auditoire rempli d'étudiants avec le PIP, les Black Stories débarquent à Lausanne le 1er Mai pour reprendre les bonnes habitudes après une pause chocolatée. Viens donc chasser les idées noires de la rentrée et rire aux éclats avec nous ! Où : Auditoire CM3 - EPFL ... Read more about "OPEN: PIP - Black Stories (Improvisation Théâtrale)"
02MAY
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  12:00-13:15 Esplanade

La Fête de la Danse, c’est quelques jours pour découvrir la danse dans les théâtres, les centres culturels et dans l’espace public. L'EPFL accueille la FDD sur l'Esplanade durant une pause de midi avec au programme: 12h00 à 12h40 - HAPPY HYPE Le Hype Call est une pratique issue de la culture du Krump. Un ... Read more about "Fête de la danse - Happy Hype & DanceSquare"
By Collectif Ouinch Ouinch, Association Vaudois de Danse Contemporaine (AVDC)

Internal trainings

30APR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 397

Knowing how to manage and organize research data is becoming one of the sine qua non conditions to guarantee the quality, durability and reproducibility of your data over time. Moreover, many funding agencies are now requiring that a data management plan be in place in order to receive research funding. This introduction course will help ... Read more about "Optimizing your research data management"
By Research Data Library Team 
30APR
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  09:30-17:00 BI A0 398

Interactive Workshop. All staff members who wish to understand the positive impact of networking on their job search, and to practice effective techniques to improve their effectiveness. Read more about "Networking to enhance your job search"
By Career Center
01MAY
02MAY
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Do you want to learn specific skills and attitudes to improve your professional relationships? Do you want to increase your own negotiation capacities, enabling you to be more efficient? Do you want to build lasting partnerships? The strength of this approach to negotiation comes from its simplicity and proven efficiency. Highly practical, it helps you ... Read more about "Negotiate with success - tools and mindset for lasting agreements"
By Melissa Davies
02MAY
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Word - Outils "Gain de temps" afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/177/Word_2016__Outils_Gain_de_temps Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=200 Read more about "Cours Rapido Word - Outils "Gain de temps""
06MAY
08MAY
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Cette formation certifiante vous donne les bases nécessaires pour conduire un projet de quelque nature qu'il soit en utilisant la méthodologie PRINCE2. De plus, à la fin de la formation, vous passerez une certification officielle "Fondation" reconnue internationalement qui sera très utile dans votre CV. Read more about "Certification de Gestion de Projets PRINCE2"
By Jean-Stéphane Szijarto
06MAY
10MAY
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  09:30-17:00 MA B0 426

The Embedded Control and Monitoring Using LabVIEW course delivers hands-on training for designing, prototyping, and deploying a reliable embedded control and monitoring application. At the end of the course, you will be able to translate your embedded system requirements into a scalable software architecture, choose appropriate methods for inter-process and network-based communication, design your real-time ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Embedded Control (EN)"
By National Instrument
07MAY
14MAY
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 397

Dans votre cadre professionnel, il arrive que les relations avec les usagers, clients internes ou externes, soient emprunts d’agressivité. En effet, un climat général plus tendu, des environnements particulièrement normés, des contextes de vie qui se complexifient, une relative intolérance à la frustration, sont autant de facteurs qui génèrent des situations limites. Remplir les exigences ... Read more about "Se gérer face aux comportements agressifs et menaçants"
By Fabienne Brügger
07MAY
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  09:00-17:00 CO 120

How can we maximize the development of skills like project management, creative thinking or team work? This intensive workshop focuses on students' transversal skill acquisition in active learning environments, especially authentic or interdisciplinary projects. We will explore how whole university programs can be designed to gradually develop and assess transversal skills, and thus provide students ... Read more about "Connecting learning outcomes through transversal skills"
By This workshop is created and facilitated by Tamara Milosevic https ...
07MAY
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

This workshop is for people who want to start using Zotero, a free tool that enables to collect, organize and share bibliographic references. Zotero spares its users from spending troublesome hours on the creation of a bibliography. Very useful for anyone who writes reports or theses, Zotero will be useful all along the curriculum and ... Read more about "Up to speed with Zotero"

Miscellaneous

18FEB
30JUN
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  17:00-22:00 CM 0 9

The EPFL Go Club Ishigo invites you every Monday of the semester in CM 0 9 at 5pm. From beginner to advanced you are all welcome to play, learn and get to know each other! Read more about "EPFL Go Club: every Monday"