We continue to be engaged in executing our international strategy of strengthening our reach by ensuring funding agencies and key diplomats are kept up to date on our programs.

From ABC7 News, March 30, 2016 (with video): The Chicago area hosted a special guest Wednesday as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi toured parts of the city and the suburbs, including Fermilab. His first official visit to Chicago, it was the first stop in a four-day tour of the United States focused on trade issues between the U.S. and Italy.

From The Beacon-News, March 31, 2016: Italian Prime Minister Renzi rolled in to Fermilab on Wednesday with several dozen other Italian citizens to meet with scientists, including some of Italian birth, and tour the campus’ Industrial Center Building.

I am pleased to announce the continuation of the Strategic Collaborative Initiative program that supports collaborative research projects between the University of Chicago faculty and either Argonne or Fermilab scientists/engineers, as well as three-way collaborations between University of Chicago, Argonne, and Fermilab. The Program: The University of Chicago funds research projects to support collaborative research between the university and the laboratory. Awards will be available for up to $75,000 (inclusive of indirect costs) for a period of 12 months. Criteria…