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See detailOltre la migrazione: Alla ricerca di un cinema popolare afroitaliano
Jedlowski, Alessandro ULg

in De Franceschi, Leonardo (Ed.) L’Africa in Italia. Per una controstoria postcoloniale del cinema italiano (2013)

This article attempts to identify and define a specific tendency which has emerged over the past few years within the field of migrant cinema production in Italy, that is, the emergence of what we might ... [more ▼]

This article attempts to identify and define a specific tendency which has emerged over the past few years within the field of migrant cinema production in Italy, that is, the emergence of what we might call popular migrant cinema or, to use the expression mentioned in the article’s title, African-Italian popular cinema. As the article discusses, the definition of «popular cinema» is controversial and, when we try to apply this concept within the field of migrant cinema, its use becomes even more problematic. In fact, while by using the term «popular cinema» scholars have generally referred to high budget films, produced on an industrial scale, and able to achieve wide circulation and outstanding box-office results, the films analyzed here are usually the result of informal production strategies and limited economic resources, and in most of the cases they manage to achieve very restricted commercial circulation. However, and this is the major point this article intends to make, they are «popular» in their intentions. They are, in fact, films that mimic the global popular cinema style of Hollywood blockbuster films and approach the issue of migration through the lens of mainstream film genres such as gangster movies, thrillers, comedies, melodramas, and even musicals. Making reference to the work on mimicry and membership by the American anthropologist James Ferguson (2006) and to the recent scholarship on African popular culture (Barber 1987; 1997) and on the Nigerian video phenomenon (cf. Haynes 2000; Bisschoff e Overbergh 2012), this article suggests that the films analyzed here adopt this mimetic narrative strategy in order to claim the right to be part of an international and transnational cinematic arena defined by a shared film language, the language of mainstream film genres, thus attempting to open up the conceptual, narrative and stylistic barriers that have often isolated migrant cinema within a niche (or even, as numerous directors have underlined, a «ghetto») defined by the filmmaker’s biography or by the political significance of the film’s message. In order to support this argument, the article identifies a sample of analysis by briefly describing four films, Manetti Bros’ Torino Boys (1997), IGB’s Kiki Marriage (2003), Guido Lombardi’s Là-Bas (2011) and Hedy Krissane’s Aspromonte (2012). These films symbolize the four ideal vertexes of the imaginary space within which we can identify the emergent African-Italian popular cinema. In fact, even by being profoundly different, they present a number of aspects which, even though combined in different ways, recur in numerous other films produced in Italy over the past few years. Torino Boys, for instance, represents the first example of an Italian film about migration which makes an attempt to deal with popular cinema’s film style and which tries to represent migrants’ life through the prism of their everyday (at times even «banal») experience. Interestingly enough, this attempt is made by using as filmic reference the narrative and aesthetic style that characterizes Nigerian Nollywood melodramas (cf. Jedlowski forthcoming). Kiki Marriage, the first Nigerian video film shot and produced in Italy by a Nigerian film company based in the Peninsula, gives us an insight into the emergence of range of Nigerian video production companies in Italy (cf. Jedlowski 2012a). These companies, by trying to transpose the Nollywood model within a diasporic context, apply a set of narrative and aesthetic patterns which are profoundly different from those applied by Italian films about migration and which signal the emergence of locally-produced migrant and diasporic popular cultures in Italy. If compared to the first two mentioned films, Là-Bas presents a stronger political and social concern for the situation migrants are often forced to experience in Italy (harsh labor conditions, violence, racism, police harassment, etc.), but tries to conciliate it with an entertainment-oriented film language that might allow the film to reach an audience beyond the limits of the networks along which migrant cinema normally circulates. In this sense, this film signals a specific tendency within the emerging African-Italian popular cinema that tries to make the tradition of socially engaged Italian documentary filmmaking meet with a lighter, rather commercially-oriented film style. As for Là-bas, Aspromonte is a limit-case within this context. Its inclusion within this discussion is important because it underlines the emerging tendency among a number of directors who dealt with migration in previous films, to move from the underground, interstitial modes of production that characterized their previous works, toward an inclusion into industrial cinema dynamics. This film is, in fact, a commercially-oriented comedy which has little to do with migration, directed by Hedy Krissane, a Tunisian filmmaker based in Italy whose previous works were entirely dedicated to migration issues. In many ways, this films represents Krissane’s attempt to penetrate the Italian cinema industry in order to gain the contacts, the skills and the financial support that, in the future, might allow him to make films that could cross the boundaries of the cinematic «ghetto» within which migrant film production in Italy has been confined until today. [less ▲]

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See detailOltre Piaget e Skinner
Richelle, Marc ULg

in Rivista di applicazioni psicologiche (1979), 1(3), 425-439

Dopo aver indicato alcuni elementi di convergenza fra Piaget e Skinner, l'autore esamina criticamente il concetto piagetiano di "stadio" alla luce della teoria dell'apprendimento. Vengono esaminate ... [more ▼]

Dopo aver indicato alcuni elementi di convergenza fra Piaget e Skinner, l'autore esamina criticamente il concetto piagetiano di "stadio" alla luce della teoria dell'apprendimento. Vengono esaminate situazioni di seriazione e classificazione. Procedure d'addestramento e d'esme differenti da quelle tradizionali portano a concludere che talune abilità compaiono prima di quanto è ipotizzato da Piaget, mentre altre apparirebbero molto piú tardi o sarebbero lacunose nello stresso adulto. [less ▲]

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See detailOlympiades mathématiques belges - Recueil de questions - Tome 5 (1999-2002)
Dupont, Pascal ULg; Villers, Claude

Book published by Société belge des professeurs de mathématique d'expression française (2002)

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See detailOlympiades mathématiques belges - Recueil de questions - Tome 6 (2003-2006)
Dupont, Pascal ULg

Book published by Société belge des professeurs de mathématique d'expression française (2006)

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See detailOlympiades mathématiques belges - Recueil de questions - Tome 7 (2007-2010)
Baudelet, Benoit; Bonnewyn, Brigitte; Dupont, Pascal ULg

Book published by SBPMef (2010)

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See detailOlympiades mathématiques belges - Recueil de questions - Tome 8 (2011-2014)
Dupont, Pascal ULg; Sebille, Michel

Book published by SBPMef (2014)

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See detailOlympic Stadium Design: Past Achievements And Future Challenges
Kiuri, Miranda ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research (2013), 7(2), 102-117

This article aims to show how the cultural potential of the Olympic stadium can offer new possibilities for its space and its use in relation to the city. The approach considers the UNESCO WCH and the ... [more ▼]

This article aims to show how the cultural potential of the Olympic stadium can offer new possibilities for its space and its use in relation to the city. The approach considers the UNESCO WCH and the Granada Convention criteria for highlighting three specific aspects of its design: innovation through architecture and technologies; influence on the urban environment; role as a cultural space and as part of a cultural territory. The article helps to better define the cultural heritage significance of those emblematic stadiums. [less ▲]

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See detailOlympic stadiums in their urban environment: A question of design and cultural significance.
Kiuri, Miranda ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (2012), 2(2), 115-129

The article analyses the relationship between Olympic stadiums and the urban environment. This relationship is considered as key to understanding the cultural significance of these exceptional event-based ... [more ▼]

The article analyses the relationship between Olympic stadiums and the urban environment. This relationship is considered as key to understanding the cultural significance of these exceptional event-based buildings. It helps to explain present challenges faced by their conservation and raises the issue of considering likely heritage values at the design stage of stadiums. [less ▲]

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See detailOmaggio a Georges Lanteri-Laura
Cavazzini, Andrea ULg

in POL.it (2007)

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See detailL'omalizumab (Xolair) dans le traitement de l'asthme allergique persistant severe.
Schleich, FLorence ULg; Manise, Maïté ULg; Louis, Renaud ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2009), 64(5-6), 313-7

L’asthme est une maladie chronique des voies aériennes. La plupart des asthmatiques ont une inflammation bronchique liée à un processus immunologique faisant intervenir les immunoglobulines E (IgE). En ... [more ▼]

L’asthme est une maladie chronique des voies aériennes. La plupart des asthmatiques ont une inflammation bronchique liée à un processus immunologique faisant intervenir les immunoglobulines E (IgE). En dépit des thérapeutiques existantes, les patients atteints d’asthme sévère ont une qualité de vie sérieusement altérée et présentent un risque élevé d’exacerbations graves pouvant parfois être fatales. L’omalizumab est un anticorps (Ac) monoclonal humanisé dirigé contre les IgE circulantes, interférant ainsi avec une des cascades moléculaires importantes dans la pathogénie de l’asthme. L’omalizumab a montré qu’il était capable d’améliorer la qualité de vie et de réduire la fréquence des exacerbations ainsi que le recours aux corticoïdes inhalés et systémiques. Selon les nouvelles recommandations de l’asthme du GINA 2006, cet agent biologique est indiqué dans l’asthme allergique persistant sévère. [less ▲]

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See detailOMASES: A DYNAMIC SECURITY ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR THE NEW MARKET ENVIRONMENT
Bihain, André; Cirio, Diego; Fiorina, Mario et al

(2003, June 26)

The paper presents the efforts and results of a large consortium of European Industries, Research Centers and Universities involved in an EU research project named OMASES in the field of Power System ... [more ▼]

The paper presents the efforts and results of a large consortium of European Industries, Research Centers and Universities involved in an EU research project named OMASES in the field of Power System Dynamic Security Assessment (DSA). The overall structure of an on-line DSA tool including TSA – Transient Stability Assessment, VSA – Voltage Stability Assessment, TS – Training Simulator and MS – Market Simulator is reported. Some basic assumptions and methodological aspects of the tool are presented considering its possible use within actual or future Energy Management Systems under the new electric market environment. Scenarios set up for the validation phase and results are reported with reference to the Italian test facility. [less ▲]

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See detailL'ombre gothique
Nazé, Yaël ULg

Article for general public (1999)

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See detailOmbrotrophic peat records of mercury deposition in Europe
Le roux, gael; Enrico, Maxime; Allan, Mohammed ULg et al

Conference (2013, August 02)

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See detailL'OMC et les pays en développement
Vincent, Philippe ULg

Book published by Larcier (2010)

L'objectif de cet ouvrage est de décrire la façon dont le système commercial multilatéral prend en compte les caractéristiques et les besoins particuliers des pays en développement.

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See detailOMC: An Optical Monitoring Camera for INTEGRAL - Instrument description and performance
Mas-Hesse, J. M.; Gimenez, A.; Culhane, J. L. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2003), 411(1), 261-268

The Optical Monitoring Camera (OMC) will observe the optical emission from the prime targets of the gammaray instruments onboard the ESA mission INTEGRAL, with the support of the JEM-X monitor in the X ... [more ▼]

The Optical Monitoring Camera (OMC) will observe the optical emission from the prime targets of the gammaray instruments onboard the ESA mission INTEGRAL, with the support of the JEM-X monitor in the X-ray domain. This capability will provide invaluable diagnostic information on the nature and the physics of the sources over a broad wavelength range. Its main scientific objectives are: ( 1) to monitor the optical emission from the sources observed by the gamma- and X-ray instruments, measuring the time and intensity structure of the optical emission for comparison with variability at high energies, and ( 2) to provide the brightness and position of the optical counterpart of any gamma- or X-ray transient taking place within its field of view. The OMC is based on a refractive optics with an aperture of 50 mm focused onto a large format CCD (1024 x 2048 pixels) working in frame transfer mode (1024 x 1024 pixels imaging area). With a field of view of 5degrees x 5degrees it will be able to monitor sources down to magnitude V = 18. Typical observations will perform a sequence of different integration times, allowing for photometric uncertainties below 0.1 mag for objects with V less than or equal to 16. [less ▲]

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See detailOmega 3 fatty acid complementation (fish oil) in an experimental model of feline asthma : effect on bronchial reactivity, airway inflammation and oxidative stress markers
Kirschvinck, N.; Leemans, Jérôme ULg; Delvaux, F. et al

in Proceedings: 24th Symposium of the Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society,”Respiratory infections and zoonoses (2006)

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See detailLes oméga 3, entre factuel, fantastique et factice.
Blaise, G.; Franchimont, Claudine ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg

in Dermatologie Actualité (2006), 66

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See detailOmega-regular model checking
Boigelot, Bernard ULg; Legay, A.; Wolper, Pierre ULg

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2004), 2988

"Regular model checking" is the name of a family of techniques for analyzing infinite-state systems in which states are represented by words or trees, sets of states by finite automata on these objects ... [more ▼]

"Regular model checking" is the name of a family of techniques for analyzing infinite-state systems in which states are represented by words or trees, sets of states by finite automata on these objects, and transitions by finite automata operating on pairs of state encodings, i.e. finite-state transducers. In this context, the central problem is then to compute the iterative closure of a finite-state transducer. This paper addresses the use of regular model-checking like techniques for systems whose states are represented by infinite (omega) words. Its main motivation is to show the feasibility and usefulness of this approach through a combination of the necessary theoretical developments, implementation, and experimentation. The iteration technique that is used is adapted from recent work of the authors on the iteration of finite-word transducers. It proceeds by comparing successive elements of a sequence of approximations of the iteration, detecting an "increment" that is added to move from one approximation to the next, and extrapolating the sequence by allowing arbitrary repetitions of this increment. By restricting oneself to weak deterministic Buchi automata, and using a number of implementation optimizations, examples of significant size can be handled. The proposed transducer iteration technique can just as well be exploited to compute the closure of a given set of states by the transducer iteration, which has proven to be a very effective way of using the technique. Examples such as a leaking gas burner in which time is modeled by real variables have been handled completely within the automata-theoretic setting. [less ▲]

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See detailOmnipresent and Everlasting Imperialism: Race and Gender Oppression in Caryl Phillips's Cambridge and A Distant Shore
Gillet, Lucie ULg

in Ledent, Bénédicte; Tunca, Daria (Eds.) Caryl Phillips: Writing in the Key of Life (2010)

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