Archive for May, 2012

The Origins of Religious Liberty in the United States

Dr. Marc Arkin, a specialist in religion and secularism, spoke about the origins of the focus on religious freedom the US constitution has.

JCU Launches Collaboration with UNICRI: Summer School on Human Rights

John Cabot is please to announce its collaboration with UNICRI, the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, in hosting a Summer School on Human Rights, July 23-27.

Rwanda 1994: Investigating, Assessing and Reckoning with International Responsibilities

The Guarini Institute presented: “Rwanda 1994: Investigating, Assessing and Reckoning with International Responsibilities”

Bridging the Gap: Marking the 1700th Anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

October 28, 312 AD marks the date Constantine defeated rival emperor Maxentius near the Milvian Bridge, bringing him one step closer to being the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. JCU's Classical Studies program commemorated this event on May 24-25, 2012 in the form of a conference and guided tours of important Constantinian sites.

Professor Tiziana Provvidera Publishes Translation of Justus Lipsius

Professor Tiziana Provvidera recently published an Italian translation of the first volume of political works by philologist and humanist Justus Lipsius.

Professor Yawn to Speak at International Conference on Biblical Manuscripts at the University of Namur, Belgium

JCU Art History Professor Lila Yawn will speak at the "Comment le Livre s'est fait livre. La fabrication des manuscrits bibliques (IVe-XVe siècles): Bilan, résultats, perspectives de recherché" International Conference in Namur, Belgium between May 23rd and 25th, 2012.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Speaks at CARFMS 2012 Conference in Toronto

On May 16-18th, Professor Silvia Scarpa attended the "Restructuring Refuge and Settlement: Responding to the Global Dynamics of Displacement" Conference, organized by The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS).

Professor Argentieri Speaks on Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

Professor of Political Science and Director of the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs Federigo Argentieri will be among the speakers at a two-day international conference titled "L'Italia e il Patto Molotov-Ribbentrop, 1939-1941".

JCU Welcomes Summer I Students!

The John Cabot University community is pleased to welcome incoming visiting students for Summer Session I. Over 370 students, both degree-seeking and study abroad, are taking courses in Rome during Summer I.

Professor Geoghegan Hosts Workshop for Italian High School Students

John Cabot University welcomed students from Liceo Isacco Newton, along with their professors Cinzia Cetraro and Roberto Ingravalle, for an all-day Creative Writing Workshop, hosted by JCU professor Elizabeth Geoghegan.

Annual Baccalaureate Aperitivo Honors Professor of the Year Mary Merva

On Sunday May 13th, the Guarini Campus's beautiful Lemon Tree Courtyard played host to the Third Annual Baccalaureate Aperitivo, an occasion in which John Cabot University graduates and their families meet with faculty and members of the community prior to the Commencement Ceremony.

From Art History Major to “Indiana Jones of Art:” Anna Bottinelli’s Story

I am absolutely loving this job, for it combines my passions for art, research, and analysis. I have become a kind of " art-detective" throughout Italy, an "Indiana Jones of Art."

40th Anniversary’s Commencement Largest in JCU History

On May 14th, John Cabot University held the 40th Commencement exercises in its history, celebrating the Class of 2012 at the wonderful Villa Aurelia, home of the American Academy in Rome and located on the city's Janiculum Hill, overlooking Rome's historic center and the Trastevere neighborhood.

Italian Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata Awarded Honorary Degree

John Cabot University was pleased to award an honorary degree to Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata in a special convocation on May 15, 2012.

Professor Karim Mezran Interviewed About Lybian Crisis

JCU Professor of Political Science Karim Mezran was recently featured in with a lengthy interview on the Lybian political situation.