President Franco Pavoncello News

Candlelight Vigil Held in Rome to Honor Beau Solomon

President Franco Pavoncello and members of the John Cabot University community took part in a candlelight vigil and prayer service at the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere on the evening of July 7.

“Il Tempo” Interviews President Pavoncello

Rome-based Italian daily newspaper Il Tempo interviewed John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello in the aftermath of the death of visiting student Beau Solomon.

Safety Update in Rome: President Pavoncello Press Release

A statement by John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello appeared in several media outlets yesterday. The original statement was made in Italian and the translation that the English language press provided failed to capture the essence of President Pavoncello's words and misrepresented their spirit.

Official Update on Death of U.S. Visiting Student – Aggiornamento ufficiale sulla morte dello studente USA

John Cabot University is greatly saddened by the death of Beau Solomon, a visiting student from Wisconsin Madison. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and we are committed to assisting the family in any way possible.

Official Press Update On Missing U.S. Visiting Student – Aggiornamento ufficiale sullo studente USA scomparso

John Cabot University is deeply saddened to announce that the body of Beau Solomon, the missing American visiting student, has been found in the Tiber River. We express our most heartfelt condolences to the Solomon family and to all those who loved Beau.

President Pavoncello Interviewed by The New York Times on ‘Brexit’ Vote

John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello was interviewed by The New York Times on how European leaders are dealing with the challenges posed by Britain's recent vote to leave the E.U.

Interview with President Pavoncello in USA Today on Mayoral Election

John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello was asked by USA Today to comment on the victory of Virginia Raggi, Rome's first female mayor and a member of the Five Star political movement.

Lunch Welcoming Ambassadors and Cultural Attachés from 40 Countries

John Cabot University hosted an Ambassadors Lunch on Monday, June 6, welcoming 40 ambassadors, cultural attachés, and embassy representatives to the Guarini campus in Rome.

JCU 2016 Student Awards Winners

On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, John Cabot University students, faculty and staff gathered on the Secchia Terrace for the annual Student Award Ceremony. The awards, presented by President Franco Pavoncello and by the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva, are in recognition of academic and service excellence.

Adnkronos News Agency Interviews President Pavoncello

John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello was interviewed by Italian news agency Adnkronos on the American presidential elections and the legacy of President Barack Obama.

JCU Mourning Passing of Beloved Trustee Robert J. Del Tufo

President Franco Pavoncello and the entire JCU Community join Chairman Frank Guarini and the Board of Trustees in mourning the passing of our beloved Trustee, Robert J. Del Tufo.

Panel Discussion: The European Parliament and the EU in Times of Crisis

On February 15, 2016, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted a panel discussion on "The European Parliament and the EU in Times of Crises: Populism, Immigration, and Schengen," featuring Guido Lenzi, Lars Rensmann, Ezter Salgo and Donatella M. Viola.

MUN Society Hosts Sixth Annual Conference for High School Delegates

75 students, each representing an assigned state, came from schools all across Rome and the surrounding areas.

Dacia Maraini Presents her Book “Extravagance and Three Other Plays”

On February 2, 2016 the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation together with the Department of Modern Languages and Literature welcomed celebrated Italian author Dacia Maraini to present her book Extravagance and Three Other Plays, recently published by JCU Press.

President Pavoncello Analyzes Italy’s Role in EU for “The Localist”

A leading analyst of Italian politics, Dr. Pavoncello's work has appeared in, among others, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Asian Studies, and World Affairs.