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Four JCU Students Honored at Italian Parliament by Italy-USA Foundation

Four JCU Students Honored at Italian Parliament by Italy-USA Foundation

John Cabot students Bebe Vio, Matthew P. Beckmann, Denise Di Castro, and Andrew J. Mixson were honored at the Italian Parliament on October 11, 2018 during the America Award Ceremony, sponsored by the Italy-USA Foundation.

Alaska Native Student Lisa Lynch Leads Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration at JCU

Alaska Native Student Lisa Lynch Leads Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration at JCU

JCU Degree Seeking student Lisa Lynch describes her life as an Alaska Native with a thorough presentation on what her life is like back home.

JCU Welcomes President Lori Varlotta of Hiram College

JCU Welcomes President Lori Varlotta of Hiram College

Dr. Lori Varlotta, president of Hiram, a liberal arts college in Western Ohio, visited John Cabot University on Tuesday, October 9.  JCU was founded in 1972 as an affiliate program of Hiram College before becoming an independent university in 1991.

Frankenreads: JCU Takes Part in Global Celebration of Mary Shelley’s Novel

Frankenreads: JCU Takes Part in Global Celebration of Mary Shelley’s Novel

During the month of October, John Cabot University will be exploring the extraordinary afterlife of Shelley’s creation through our participation in Frankenreads– a worldwide celebration of the novel.

Championing the JCU Lifestyle: Double Major Sierra Wharton

Championing the JCU Lifestyle: Double Major Sierra Wharton

Sierra Wharton is a double major in Political Science and Communications (Class of 2019). Having participated in numerous JCU clubs and activities, she tells us what it means to be part of the JCU community.

Autumn in Venice: Professor and Author Andrea di Robilant

Autumn in Venice: Professor and Author Andrea di Robilant

JCU Creative Writing Professor Andrea di Robilant describes his Italian-American upbringing, his new novel Autumn in Venice, and shares tips for aspiring travel writers.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Participates in Briefing on Slavery at EU Parliament

Professor Silvia Scarpa Participates in Briefing on Slavery at EU Parliament

On Thursday 11 October 2018, JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa took part in a Briefing on “Contemporary Forms of Slavery” held in Brussels at the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI).

Italy Reads 2018 Inaugurated by Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Bosco

Italy Reads 2018 Inaugurated by Keynote Speaker Dr. Mark Bosco

John Cabot University’s Italy Reads 2018 Program welcomed Dr. Mark Bosco, S. J., who delivered a keynote address on Flannery O’Connor in the Aula Magna Regina on October 10, 2018.

4m2 Gallery Presents Fall Vernissage: Urpflanze

4m2 Gallery Presents Fall Vernissage: Urpflanze

The 4m2 Gallery presents the Fall Vernissage Urpflanze with the Spring Collective and Giulio Turcato. The event will take place on October 16th 2018, at 6:30 pm in the Frohring Library, Guarini Campus.

JCU Athletics Hosts Gladiators Night and Reveals New Logo

JCU Athletics Hosts Gladiators Night and Reveals New Logo

Hosted by the JCU Athletics Department, the Gladiators Night kicked off the new season with the new logo reveal, and varsity teams presentations.

Humanities in the Digital Age: Professor Deanna Lee

Humanities in the Digital Age: Professor Deanna Lee

JCU Visiting Professor Deanna Lee, creator of Biblion, discusses the impact of the Digital Age on journalism and the humanities. The winner of eight news and documentary Emmy Awards, Professor Lee has spent her career working across communications, journalism, new media, and public engagement.

The Populist Cry of Pain: a Talk by Professor John McCormick

The Populist Cry of Pain: a Talk by Professor John McCormick

John Cabot University welcomed John McCormick, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, as a guest speaker in the JCU Rome Political Theory Colloquium. The talk, Democracy, Plutocracy, and the Populist Cry of Pain, was co-sponsored by the Department of History and Humanities, and the Department of Political Science and International Affairs.

The Mirror as Technological Device: a Lecture by Nefeli Misuraca

The Mirror as Technological Device: a Lecture by Nefeli Misuraca

Professor Brunella Antomarini welcomed Professor Nefeli Misuraca to her PH 304 Philosophy of Art and Beauty class on September 27, 2018. Professor Misuraca gave a lecture called The Mirror as Technological Device, which explored how such a simple device has affected the representation of reality.

All the Way to Italy: Alumna Flavia Brunetti Presents First Novel

All the Way to Italy: Alumna Flavia Brunetti Presents First Novel

Flavia Brunetti presented her newly published book 'All the Way to Italy- A Modern Tale of Homecoming Through Generations Past' at John Cabot University on September 26, 2018. Born just outside of Rome but raised in the United States, Flavia attended John Cabot and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Political Science.

Professor Stefan Sorgner Recognized Internationally for Work in Transhumanism

Professor Stefan Sorgner Recognized Internationally for Work in Transhumanism

JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner's work in transhumanism has been recognized internationally in the past few months.  Forbes magazine recently published an article on the “Ethics of Transhumanism,” which illustrates Sorgner's philosophical reflections.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Assesses Respect of OSCE Commitments on Human Trafficking by Italy

Professor Silvia Scarpa Assesses Respect of OSCE Commitments on Human Trafficking by Italy

Professor Silvia Scarpa was recently asked to do an independent evaluation of the implementation by Italy of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Commitments in the field of human trafficking.  The results were published in a report commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa.

Populism and Secessionism: a Talk by Professor Guillermo Graíño Ferrer 

Populism and Secessionism: a Talk by Professor Guillermo Graíño Ferrer 

John Cabot University welcomed Professor Guillermo Graíño Ferrer as a guest speaker in the Rome Political Theory Colloquium on September 17, 2018. The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Affairs and the Department of History and Humanities.

The Role of Youth in a Fake News World: JCU Welcomes Judy Muller and George Lewis

The Role of Youth in a Fake News World: JCU Welcomes Judy Muller and George Lewis

What is the role of youth in a fake news world? On September 13, JCU Visiting Professor Deanna Lee discussed this topic with Judy Muller, Professor Emeritus, USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and long-time ABC News, CBS News and NPR national correspondent and columnist, and 40-year NBC News correspondent George Lewis.

Driven by Passion: Screenwriter Simon Hunter on the Life Cycle of a Film

Driven by Passion: Screenwriter Simon Hunter on the Life Cycle of a Film

The lecture, called “How to Make a Movie: from Idea generation to Product” focused on the practice of filmmaking including the marketing process both for independent films and Hollywood blockbusters.

Writing as a Necessity: Alumna Claudia Delicato Publishes Her First Novel

Writing as a Necessity: Alumna Claudia Delicato Publishes Her First Novel

Claudia Delicato, from Rome, graduated in 2015 with a degree in International Affairs and a minor in Art History. Claudia will present her first novel, Una Cena (Castelvecchi), in Rome on October 24.