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Professor Silvia Pulino Appointed Director of the FJG School of Business

Professor Silvia Pulino Appointed Director of the FJG School of Business

John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello recently announced the appointment of Professor Silvia Pulino as Director of the Frank J. Guarini School of Business.

Professor Ieva Jākobsone Bellomi on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in Business

Professor Ieva Jākobsone Bellomi on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion in Business

Professor Ieva Jākobsone Bellomi was invited to participate in the “Diversity Innovation Meeting” organized by ItaliaCamp for Poste Italiane on December 15, 2021.

Alumna Sara Gabai Publishes LGBTQI Digital Media Activism and Counter-Hate Speech in Italy

Alumna Sara Gabai Publishes LGBTQI Digital Media Activism and Counter-Hate Speech in Italy

John Cabot University is pleased to announce that alumna Sara Gabai’s book LGBTQI Digital Media Activism and Counter-Hate Speech in Italy (Routledge, 2022) will be published in April 2022.

JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Joins High-Level Global AI Initiative

JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Joins High-Level Global AI Initiative

Last week, Francesco Lapenta, JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Director,  was invited to speak at the Global Cybersecurity Day "Framework for Global Law and Accord on AI and Digital" symposium and award ceremony organized annually by the Boston Global Forum.

Commitment to Student Success: Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia

Commitment to Student Success: Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia

Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia graduated from JCU in 2003 with a B.A. in Business Administration and two minors in Economics and Computer Science.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Presents Paper at Conference of “Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflicts”

Professor Silvia Scarpa Presents Paper at Conference of “Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflicts”

On November 22, 2021 JCU Associate Professor Silvia Scarpa presented a paper at the Opening Conference of the Second International Academic Week on Children in Armed Conflicts.

JCU Introduces American Sign Language Seminars

JCU Introduces American Sign Language Seminars

During the Fall 2021 semester, JCU students had the opportunity to attend weekly American Sign Language (ASL) seminars.

JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa Contributes to Talitha Kum’s Call to Action

JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa Contributes to Talitha Kum’s Call to Action

JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa and Sister Gabriella Bottani, International Coordinator of Talitha Kum, presented an international advocacy document called Call to Action, at a conference held in Rome on November 25, 2021.

Meet Dean of Students Carla Wiegers

Meet Dean of Students Carla Wiegers

Carla Wiegers is John Cabot University’s Dean of Students. She holds a B.A. in Performance Art and an M.A. in Political Science. Carla worked as Residence Director at St. John's University in Rome for 8 years, before obtaining a position at JCU.

“Wholesome Agent of Chaos”: Psychology Professor Merel Keijsers

“Wholesome Agent of Chaos”: Psychology Professor Merel Keijsers

Born and raised in Amsterdam, psychology professor Merel Keijsers recently joined JCU’s faculty. She holds an M.A. in Statistics, one in Social Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Robotics.

JCU Creative Writing Institute to Welcome James Arthur as Summer 2022 Writer in Residence

JCU Creative Writing Institute to Welcome James Arthur as Summer 2022 Writer in Residence

Canadian-American poet James Arthur will be Writer in Residence in JCU's Creative Writing Institute in Summer 2022. Arthur is the author of The Suicide’s Son (Véhicule Press 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press, 2012).

Enjoying the Present Moment: Alumna Canseli Yuce

Enjoying the Present Moment: Alumna Canseli Yuce

Alumna Canseli Yuce graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in International Affairs. She is currently working at the Italian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey while pursuing an M.Sc. in International Development at SOAS University of London.

JCU Participates in Roman Sports Championship Opening Ceremony

JCU Participates in Roman Sports Championship Opening Ceremony

JCU participated in the inauguration of the 16th edition of the Roman Sports Tournament Championship held on November 30, 2021, at the Salone D’Onore del CONI (The Italian National Olympic Committee, in Rome).

Digital Delights & Disturbances: The New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism

Digital Delights & Disturbances: The New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism

JCU’s Department of Communications presented an online lecture called “New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism” on November 11, 2021. The guest speakers were Ben Little and Alison Winch, authors of the book The New Patriarchs of Digital Capitalism: Celebrity Tech Founders and Networks of Power (Taylor & Francis, 2021).

Monetizing the Startup: Federico Giordani Discusses Venture Capital

Monetizing the Startup: Federico Giordani Discusses Venture Capital

On November 18, Business Professor Silvia Pulino welcomed alumnus Federico Giordani, Investment Analyst at Archangel AdVenture, for a talk called “Monetizing the Startup: The Financial Component.”

JCU Student Delegation Attends 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow

JCU Student Delegation Attends 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow

A delegation of five JCU students attended the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), from November 4 to November 7.

Fascism and Populism: Open Discussion with Roger Griffin

Fascism and Populism: Open Discussion with Roger Griffin

On October 21, the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs and the Department of Political Science and International Affairs welcomed Roger Griffin, Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes University, to discuss fascism versus "healthy populism."

Meet JCU Director of Admissions Arianna Catti De Gasperi

Meet JCU Director of Admissions Arianna Catti De Gasperi

Arianna Catti De Gasperi is JCU’s Director of Admissions. Born to a Roman father and a Greek mother, Arianna graduated from JCU in 2010 with a B.A. in Communications. She then earned an M.A. in International Journalism from City, University of London.

The Future of Belarus: A Guarini Institute Discussion

The Future of Belarus: A Guarini Institute Discussion

On October 10, 2021, the Guarini Institute participated in the event “Belarus: La Terra Incognita - What’s Next?” with speakers Irene Hefer, Viktar Karanevich, Alexander Perepechko, Federigo Argentieri, Anna Zafesova, Marta Ottaviani, and Vadym Vetrov.

Princeton Professor Patrick Geary Shares HistoGenes Research

Princeton Professor Patrick Geary Shares HistoGenes Research

JCU welcomed Patrick Geary, Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton, for a lecture titled “The new interdisciplinary history: Studying Barbarian migrations through genomic data.”