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Professor Michael Driessen Participates in G20 Interfaith Forum

Professor Michael Driessen Participates in G20 Interfaith Forum

Professor Michael Driessen participated in the G20 Interfaith Forum, a high-level meeting held in Bologna of religious leaders, policymakers, government ministers, and scholars as part of Italy’s 2021 rotating presidency of the G20.

Democracy, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future

Democracy, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies organized a roundtable discussion called “Democracy, Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future,” on September 10, 2021.

JCU Contributes to Universities Network on Children in Armed Conflicts Autumn School

JCU Contributes to Universities Network on Children in Armed Conflicts Autumn School

John Cabot University is happy to announce that the Autumn School on “Building competencies and awareness on the international protection of girl children affected by armed conflict” will be delivered online from October 4 to 19, 2021.

JCU Hosts Convocation Ceremony for Northeastern University First Semester in Rome Students

JCU Hosts Convocation Ceremony for Northeastern University First Semester in Rome Students

On Monday, September 6, John Cabot University hosted a Convocation for 200 Northeastern University first-semester students currently studying at JCU in the NU in Rome program.

Language is Key: Classics Professor Danica Pušić

Language is Key: Classics Professor Danica Pušić

Born and raised in Novi Sad, Serbia, Classics Professor Danica Pušić teaches Latin and Ancient Greek at JCU. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and she is also the official translator and interpreter at the Rome Criminal Tribunal (Italian – Serbo-Croatian; Serbo-Croatian – Italian). 

Helping People and the Environment: Student Viola Di Veroli

Helping People and the Environment: Student Viola Di Veroli

Viola Di Veroli is an International Business major from Rome, Italy. Viola attended high school at the Mosenson Elite Academy in Israel and enrolled in JCU in 2019. She participated in the 2021 Global Wellness Shark Tank with her startup Greety.

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Rian Ignasiak

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Rian Ignasiak

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rian Ignasiak is a Freshman majoring in International Affairs. Rian spent her senior year of high school as an exchange student in Chile and Peru. She is one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Art History Student and Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Roberta Imperiale

Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Art History Student and Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Roberta Imperiale

Born and raised in Cerignola, in the Puglia region of Italy, Roberta Imperiale is an Art History major and one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship. Her involvement in international exchange programs, coupled with her love of art history, led her to choose Rome as her campus. 

Guarini Institute Presents “Taking Stock of Afghanistan”

Guarini Institute Presents “Taking Stock of Afghanistan”

On August 27, the Guarini Institute of Public Affairs hosted a panel on Clubhouse to discuss the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover and the terrorist attack at the Kabul Airport by ISIS-K.

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Stephanie Haigis

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Stephanie Haigis

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, to a German mother and an American father, Stephanie Haigis is a History major and one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Ancient Modernity: Archaeology Professor Jens Koehler

Ancient Modernity: Archaeology Professor Jens Koehler

Originally from Bremen, Germany, Professor Jens Koehler holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Munich. Since the early 1990s, he worked as senior researcher for the German Archaeological Institute in Rome. Professor Koehler has been teaching in JCU’s Art History Department since 2003.

JCU Student Bebe Vio Wins Gold Medal in Wheelchair Fencing at Tokyo Paralympics

JCU Student Bebe Vio Wins Gold Medal in Wheelchair Fencing at Tokyo Paralympics

JCU Communications major Bebe Vio won a gold medal in the women’s foil individual category B at the Tokyo Paralympic Games on August 28, 2021. It is her second gold after Rio 2016. Bebe beat Chinese fencer Jingjing Zhou 15-9 in the final to defend her Paralympic wheelchair fencing title. 

So Fare Films: Professor Jenn Lindsay’s Company Supports Emerging Filmmakers

So Fare Films: Professor Jenn Lindsay’s Company Supports Emerging Filmmakers

Co-founded by Communication Professor Jenn Lindsay, So Fare Films is a documentary film production company and film training program in Rome, Italy. Since 2017, this female-founded independent film production company has produced films that have been screened in festivals, conferences, and nonprofits worldwide. 

Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester at JCU!

Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester at JCU!

The John Cabot University community is pleased to welcome new and returning students to the Fall 2021 semester. This term, there are over 1,400 students, including first-time freshmen, transfer, graduate, study abroad, freshmen abroad, and gap year students.

John Cabot University Mourns Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus of English Allan Christensen

John Cabot University Mourns Loss of Beloved Professor Emeritus of English Allan Christensen

It is with deep sadness that John Cabot University announces the passing of beloved Professor Emeritus of English Literature, Allan Christensen.

Raising Awareness Through Film: Student Saliha Crespo

Raising Awareness Through Film: Student Saliha Crespo

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Saliha Crespo is a photographer, filmmaker, and YouTuber currently majoring in Communications. In 2016, her first short film, Catch Me, which addresses the risks of teen dating violence, won two awards at the Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival.

Found in Translation: Italian Professor Berenice Cocciolillo

Found in Translation: Italian Professor Berenice Cocciolillo

Berenice Cocciolillo has been living in Rome since 1990 and teaching at JCU since 1992. In addition to teaching Italian and translation, Professor Cocciolillo is JCU’s Director of Web Communications.

JCU Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Fiorenza Di Franco

JCU Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus Fiorenza Di Franco

It is with deep regret that John Cabot University announces the recent passing of beloved Professor Emeritus of Theater and Italian Literature, Fiorenza Di Franco.

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Alumna Stefania Piccialli graduated in 2017 in English Literature and Communications, and then earned her M.A. in Gender and Media from the University of Sussex. Stefania recently won the Translating for Change Video Essay competition.

Freedom to Think Otherwise: Philosophy Professor Brunella Antomarini

Freedom to Think Otherwise: Philosophy Professor Brunella Antomarini

Brunella Antomarini, is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at John Cabot University. She has a pluri-disciplinary formation in contemporary epistemology, aesthetics and philosophy, semiotics, theory of poetry, and anthropology.