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President Franco Pavoncello Presents Honorary Degree to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

President Franco Pavoncello Presents Honorary Degree to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

On September 21, 2019, John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello presented Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte with the degree of Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa. The conferral of the degree took place in a private ceremony in Rome at Palazzo Chigi, seat of the Italian government, in the presence of the JCU Board of Trustees and Vice President and Dean of Academics Mary Merva.

Promoting Innovation in Film: Five JCU Students Participate in Prix Italia Festival

Promoting Innovation in Film: Five JCU Students Participate in Prix Italia Festival

Five JCU students and alumni will participate in the prestigious Prix Italia Festival held in Rome from September 23-28, 2019.

Congratulations to Student Bebe Vio on 3rd Paralympic World Championship Fencing Title

Congratulations to Student Bebe Vio on 3rd Paralympic World Championship Fencing Title

Our best congratulations to JCU student Beatrice Vio who just won her 3rd World Championship Title in the foil event. Vio won the gold medal in the foil event at the Paralympic World Championships in Cheongju, South Korea. This is Vio’s third world title after those won in Eger, Hungary, in 2015 and in Rome in 2017.

Eightball: Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Presents Her Latest Book

Eightball: Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Presents Her Latest Book

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan, who presented her latest book, Eightball.

Original Sins: JCU Hosts Book Presentation by Andrew Spannaus

Original Sins: JCU Hosts Book Presentation by Andrew Spannaus

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted the presentation of Andrew Spannaus’ book Original Sins – Globalization, Populism and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union on September 10, 2019.

Sustainable Marketing: Student Virginia Corradini

Sustainable Marketing: Student Virginia Corradini

Born and raised in Rome, Virginia Corradini is a senior Marketing major. She has been working as Marketing Brand Manager with the local brand GRABees.

Prof. Sorgner on the Impact of Digital Technologies and Gender Equality

Prof. Sorgner on the Impact of Digital Technologies and Gender Equality

This academic year’s Research Talks series of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences has been launched with a talk by JCU Professor of Applied Data Analytics Alina Sorgner. Prof. Sorgner presented her current research on the impact of new digital technologies on gender equality in developing countries.

President Franco Pavoncello on Italy’s New Coalition Government

President Franco Pavoncello on Italy’s New Coalition Government

JCU President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by The Washington Times on Italy's current political situation. On August 28, Italian President Sergio Mattarella gave Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to create a new government — this time without the Northern League led by Matteo Salvini. 

Teacher Training Workshop: JCU Italy Reads Welcomes High School Teachers

Teacher Training Workshop: JCU Italy Reads Welcomes High School Teachers

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, John Cabot University’s Italy Reads program welcomed 70 of the nearly 200 teachers from the 65 participating high schools to the Teacher Training Workshop.

The Last Judgement Workshop: JCU Welcomes Nicola Sapio of Artainment

The Last Judgement Workshop: JCU Welcomes Nicola Sapio of Artainment

The JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Career Services invited Nicola Sapio, Communication & Marketing Director of Artainment Worldwide Shows, to be the guest speaker at “The Last Judgement Workshop - The Sistine Chapel Immersive Show”. The workshop focused on the creation process, the technological innovation, the marketing strategy and the creative effort of Giudizio Universale - The Sistine Chapel Immersive Show.

Professor Alina Sorgner on Digital Technologies and Labor Markets

Professor Alina Sorgner on Digital Technologies and Labor Markets

Professor Alina Sorgner, who teaches Applied Data Analytics at JCU, was invited to be a guest editor of the special issue on the “Impact of Technological Progress on Employment Prospects and Competence Development,” which has recently been published in the international peer-reviewed open-access journal Foresight and STI Governance.

On Reflection: a Vanessa Somers Art Project

On Reflection: a Vanessa Somers Art Project

On Reflection is the largest art installation ever shown at John Cabot University. Encompassing all three campuses and including more than 30 individual paintings and drawings, as well as five site-specific installations, this ambitious and spectacular exhibition is a measure of the possibilities for art at John Cabot University.

JCU Welcomes Largest Undergraduate Class in University History

JCU Welcomes Largest Undergraduate Class in University History

The John Cabot University community is pleased to announce that the Fall 2019 entering cohort is the largest student group ever welcomed to this inclusive, welcoming, student-centered university.

Media Tools to Empower Women: Students Produce Documentaries on Feminist Ideals

Media Tools to Empower Women: Students Produce Documentaries on Feminist Ideals

This summer, the students of the ‘DMA 322 Digital Storytelling and Community Engagement’ course had the opportunity to collaborate with the Casa Internazionale Delle Donne (International Women’s House), a self-financed not-for-profit organization that works on promoting the rights, culture, knowledge, experiences and policies produced by and for women. They produced three short documentaries.

JCU Hosts 4th Edition of Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights

JCU Hosts 4th Edition of Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights

John Cabot University, in cooperation with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), organized the fourth edition of the Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights, which took place from the 15th to the 19th of July. The aim of the course is to equip post-graduate students and young professionals with legal, social, scientific and theoretical tools to better understand and tackle the growing challenges of international migration.

The Mueller Report and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: an Event by the Guarini Institute

The Mueller Report and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: an Event by the Guarini Institute

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs presented an event entitled “The Mueller Report and the 2020 Presidential Race” at John Cabot University on July 17, 2019. The speakers were Hans Noel, Andrew Spannaus, and Anna Zafesova. The event was moderated by Eduardo Albrecht, an alumnus of John Cabot University, now professor at Mercy College in New York City and part of the Guarini Institute advisory council.

Student Giggs Kgole Featured in The Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans List

Student Giggs Kgole Featured in The Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans List

JCU Art History student and artist Giggs Kgole has recently been featured in The Mail & Guardian’s annual 200 Young South Africans list, which aims at showcasing young leaders, and celebrating their work.

Big Data in Politics: Alumnus Eduardo Albrecht

Big Data in Politics: Alumnus Eduardo Albrecht

After graduating in International Affairs and History from JCU in 1999, Eduardo Albrecht earned his M.A. in Anthropology of Development and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London. Eduardo currently teaches in New York City. In recent years Eduardo has been involved in JCU through his affiliation to the Guarini Institute.

Student Anna Maria Gehnyei Invited to Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights

Student Anna Maria Gehnyei Invited to Panel Discussion on Women’s Rights

JCU student and artist Anna Maria Gehnyei, also known as Karima 2G, was invited to a panel discussion on human rights and women’s rights called “Diritti Umani e Diritti delle Donne, incontro con Ndileka Mandela” on July 5, 2019. The guest speaker was Ndileka Mandela, granddaughter of the anti-apartheid activist and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela.

From JCU to the World: Six Alumni Tell Their Story

From JCU to the World: Six Alumni Tell Their Story

John Cabot University invited six alumni to a panel discussion organized for the JCU Open Day on July 15, 2019. The alumni talked briefly about their experience at JCU and how it prepared them for graduate studies and the job market, and they concluded by sharing advice with prospective students.