President Franco Pavoncello News

Safety Update on Earthquake in Central Italy and Message from the President

An earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck central Italy today, with the epicenter in the Umbria region approximately 160 km from Rome. There have been no reported casualties.

Reuters Press Interviews President Pavoncello on Renzi’s Visit to USA

John Cabot University’s President Franco Pavoncello was asked by Reuters Press to comment on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s invitation to a formal state dinner at the White House.

Alumni and Friends Reunion Weekend a Success

A weekend of events to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Investiture of Dr. Franco Pavoncello as President of John Cabot University.

JCU Sends Condolences to American University of Afghanistan

John Cabot University expresses its deepest sorrow for yesterday's heinous attack against our sister institution, the American University of Afghanistan. We send our most heartfelt condolences to President Mark English and the entire AUAF Community in this tragic and painful moment.

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.