Agentes da Transformação graduate

Published in January 16, 2015

The young researchers that took part in the Agentes da Transformação project in 2014 presented the data collected in 7 pacified communities in Rio de Janeiro on December 19th, at a ceremony held in the Sérgio Menge Auditorium, at the Planetary Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro. The occasion was also used to celebrate the graduation of the 70 young researchers, who received certificates for participating in the project – fruit of a partnership with Pereira Passos Institute (IPP), an entity […]

Internet policies close ITS 2014

Published in December 8, 2014

The 20th International Telecommunications Society Biennial Conference (ITS 2014), held in Rio de Janeiro, ended on December 3rd with plenary sessions on policies of the internet in Latin America. The discussion was attended by Igor de Freitas, of the Board of Directors of Anatel; Ronaldo Lemos, professor at the Getulio Vargas Foundation; James Alleman, of the University of Colorado; Amadeu Castro, of the GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association); Andrea Renda, of the Guido Carli Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS); […]

Experts discuss the internet in Rio

Published in December 5, 2014

During the three days of the 20th International Telecommunications Society Biennial Conference (ITS 2014), which was held between November 30th and December 3rd in Rio de Janeiro, several Brazilian and foreign experts discussed the future of telecommunications around the world, new media and the paradigm shift brought about by the internet. In plenary and parallel sessions, case studies and international experiences were presented. Among the highlights were the opening session, with the participation of Christopher Yoo, of the University of Pennsylvania, […]

Brazilian minister opens ITS 2014

Published in December 1, 2014

The 20th International Telecommunications Society Biennial Conference (ITS 2014), which is being held in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), was officially opened on the morning of December 1st with a lecture by the minister of Communications, Paulo Bernardo. To the 200 people who attended the ceremony, the minister listed digital inclusion as one of the challenges for the telecommunications sector for the next years in order to ensure network access to all people by strengthening infrastructure. “We want more Brazilians in […]

Bateria plays during the ITS 2014

Published in November 30, 2014

Bateria do Instituto TIM played in the first day of the 20th International Telecommunications Society Biennial Conference (ITS 2014), which is being held from November 30th to December 3rd at Sheraton hotel, in Rio de Janeiro-RJ. With the theme “The Net and the Internet: Emerging markets and policies”, the event brings together professionals and experts in the information , telecommunication and technology industries from different countries. Bateria do Instituto TIM participated in the cocktail reception for guests, held on the […]

Instituto TIM project wins award

Published in November 19, 2014

The Agentes da Transformação project, held by the Instituto TIM and Pereira Passos Institute (a Rio de Janeiro City Government agency), won the 2014 ARede Award, in the Public Interest Content category, in the Private Sector group. The award is an initiative from ARede magazine and seeks to reward and promote social inclusion initiatives that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The awarding ceremony was held in São Paulo-SP on the evening of November 17th. The president of Instituto TIM, Manoel […]

Gabrielzinho do Irajá visits Bateria

Published in November 10, 2014

On the morning of the 25th, Bateria do Instituto TIM was visited by the singer, composer and cavaquinho player Gabrielzinho do Irajá, who took part in the group’s public performance at the garden of the Artur da Távola Municipal Reference Centre for Rio de Janeiro Music, in Rio de Janeiro. Gabrielzinho do Irajá – who is visually impaired and became famous after appearing on soap opera “América” in 2005 – also met with members of the drumming band for a […]

Bateria do Instituto TIM performs

Published in October 3, 2014

On the morning of September 27th, Bateria do Instituto TIM performed to the public at the garden of the Artur da Távola Municipal Reference Centre for Rio de Janeiro Music, in Rio de Janeiro-RJ. Led by percussion master Mestre Mangueirinha, the children and young participants of the percussion band showed the work that has been developed by the group between March and September of 2014. Approximately 50 people, including family, friends and regulars, attended the event. Thirty children and youths […]

O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil at IMPA

Published in September 12, 2014

On September 12th, teachers Bob and Ellen Kaplan, founders of The Math Circle teaching approach, were in Rio de Janeiro to attend the public event “What if children liked Math?”. Some 200 people visited the head office of the National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA) to listen to the Kaplan teachers present the approach, which is being implemented in classes for more than 7,000 students in the O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil project. The teachers explained that the […]

Kaplan teachers at Educação 360°

Published in August 29, 2014

Teachers Bob and Ellen Kaplan will give a lecture on O Círculo da Matemática do Brasil at the Educação 360º (360º Education) event, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro-RJ on September 5th and 6th. The event is organized by O Globo and Extra newspapers in partnership with SESC and the Rio de Janeiro City Government. Among the confirmed speakers are the French anthropologist, sociologist and philosopher Edgar Morin, one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; […]