The 75th anniversary of the Republic of Italy was celebrated this week, and Waite researchers were on hand to help mark the occasion. 

On 2 June 1946, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism, Italians voted to become a Republic. It was also the first nationwide occasion when Italian women  exercised their right to vote. We therefore wish all our Italian staff and students a happy day of the Republic.

The occasion was marked in Adelaide by a community dinner with the Italian Consul, Mr Adriano Stendardo and attended by SA Premier Steven Marshall, MP.

Dr Roberta De Bei was MC of the event, which was also attended by Professor Matthew Gilliham, Director of the Waite Research Institute, and Dr Caterina Selva (pictured L to R).

“It is for us an opportunity to celebrate the multiculturality of our community at Waite, remind ourselves of the importance of women in STEM and what each of us can contribute to the larger community through our endeavours”, said Dr Selva.

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