I just heard that Michele Bugliesi has been elected as the new rector of the Universita' Ca' Foscari in Venice. (Italian speaking readers may wish to look here for details.) Michele is yet another (theoretical) computer scientist who becomes rector of an Italian university. This is a sign of recognition for our discipline as a whole, as well as for the Italian computer science community.
I am sure that Michele will do a great job and I wish him the best of luck in his new, and challenging, role.