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John Cabot University Launches Professional Gap Year  

John Cabot University Launches Professional Gap Year  

John Cabot University is happy to inaugurate the Professional Gap Year in September 2020. This program provides a year of courses and hands-on experience focused on developing professional skills-based learning for the global world of work.

Alumna Livia Capparelli Signs With Italian Major League Soccer Team

Alumna Livia Capparelli Signs With Italian Major League Soccer Team

John Cabot University alumna Livia Michelle Capparelli was just recruited by Napoli Femminile, a Serie A (major league) women’s soccer team based in Naples, Italy.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Chairs Webinar on “Human Trafficking and Covid-19: What Next?”  

Professor Silvia Scarpa Chairs Webinar on “Human Trafficking and Covid-19: What Next?”  

John Cabot University Political Science Professor Silvia Scarpa chaired a webinar organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) on “Human Trafficking and Covid-19: What Next?” on July 14, 2020.  

Empathy as an Intellectual Tool: Prof. Ben Scribner on JCU’s New Gender Studies Course

Empathy as an Intellectual Tool: Prof. Ben Scribner on JCU’s New Gender Studies Course

Professor Ben Scribner, who joined JCU in 2014, teaches Intercultural Communications and the soon to be launched course, Introduction to Gender Studies.

Reshaping Matter: A Virtual Art Exhibition Organized by Students

Reshaping Matter: A Virtual Art Exhibition Organized by Students

Continuing Education students had the chance to organize a virtual event called “Reshaping Matter,” under the supervision of Professor Jacopo Benci, visual artist, curator and Contemporary Art lecturer.  

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on Posthuman Paradigm Shift and Discrimination

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on Posthuman Paradigm Shift and Discrimination

John Cabot University Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was recently featured in The Immortalists, a transhumanist lifestyle and educational magazine featuring world-renowned thinkers, artists, and scientists.

JCU Students and Alumni Shine at First Edition of MAXXI Video Essay Film Festival

JCU Students and Alumni Shine at First Edition of MAXXI Video Essay Film Festival

Two John Cabot University students and a JCU alumna participated in the first edition of the Video Essay Film Festival held at MAXXI, a national museum of contemporary art and architecture located in Rome, on July 7, 2020.  

John Cabot University Launches Minor in Mathematics: a Journey → ∞ and Beyond

John Cabot University Launches Minor in Mathematics: a Journey → ∞ and Beyond

The minor will provide conceptual and technical training that prepares students either to start working as professional quantitative analysts or to study towards graduate degrees in Economics, Finance, Business Analytics, Logistics, and related disciplines. Links to the allied fields of Statistics, Finance, Computing, and Economics are central to this highly interdisciplinary area.

JCU Continuing Education Students Create Marketing Strategy for ECOX 4D 

JCU Continuing Education Students Create Marketing Strategy for ECOX 4D 

One of the most recent achievements of JCU’s Continuing Education students was the proposal of a marketing strategy for the expansion of ECOX 4D, a  company that offers 4D and 5D ultrasounds.

Italy Starts 2020 Announces Winners of Best Start-Up Business Plan

Italy Starts 2020 Announces Winners of Best Start-Up Business Plan

John Cabot University held the 4th Edition of Italy Starts, a Peer-to-Peer Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program, for the first time completely in remote. This program is normally held in-person at JCU, but in true entrepreneurial spirit, the challenges presented by the Covid-19 emergency were met with an innovative response.

JCU International Think Tank: The Virtualization of Education, Training, and Work

JCU International Think Tank: The Virtualization of Education, Training, and Work

John Cabot University (JCU) has teamed up with New York University (NYU), City University of New York (CUNY), University of Buenos Aires (UBA), University of San Andres (UDESA), Nato Defense College (NDC), Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Università di Pisa (UNIPI), Università di Comunicazione e Lingue (IULM), Roskilde University (RUC), and Aarhus Business School (Aarhus BSS) to create the think tank “The Virtualization of Education, Training, and Work.”

Disability as Opportunity: Meet JCU Alumna Dani Izzie

Disability as Opportunity: Meet JCU Alumna Dani Izzie

Alumna Dani Izzie earned her B.A. in English Literature at JCU in 2007. Dani’s blog Dani Izzie – Disability Lifestyle & Culture shares insights from her personal journey as a wheelchair user and seeks to dispel preconceived notions about disabled people. The documentary Dani's Twins, currently being filmed, will tell her story as one of the very few quadriplegics to give birth to twins.

Professor Kwame Phillips on Black Radical Thought in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Professor Kwame Phillips on Black Radical Thought in the 19th and 20th Centuries

John Cabot University Communications Professor Kwame Phillips co-authored a chapter in the book Futures of Black Radicalism (Verso, 2017). The other author is Dr. Shana L. Redmond, scholar and activist.

Prof. Eleonora Diamanti Part of Scientific Committee of International Conference on Night Studies

Prof. Eleonora Diamanti Part of Scientific Committee of International Conference on Night Studies

John Cabot University Communications Professor Eleonora Diamanti will be part of the scientific committee of the upcoming 1st International Conference on Night Studies, organized in Lisbon and held online on July 2-4, 2020.

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Co-authors Book Chapter on International Law and Terrorism

Professor Lyal S. Sunga Co-authors Book Chapter on International Law and Terrorism

JCU Political Science Professor Lyal S. Sunga co-authored a chapter in the second edition of the Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism, with Dr. Ilaria Bottigliero, Director of Policy, Research and Learning at the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).

JCU Alumnus Daryush Arabnia is New Chairman, President and CEO of Geico Taikisha Group

JCU Alumnus Daryush Arabnia is New Chairman, President and CEO of Geico Taikisha Group

John Cabot University Trustee and alumnus Ali Reza Arabnia recently passed the baton of the Geico Taikisha Group to his son Daryush Arabnia, also a JCU graduate.

Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection – Edited by Prof. Carlos Dews

Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection – Edited by Prof. Carlos Dews

Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Conference, held at John Cabot University in July 2017, has led to the publication of a collection of essays on the American novelist. Carson McCullers: A Centenary Collection was edited by JCU's English Literature and Creative Writing Professor Carlos Dews, who is an authority on the life and work of the author.   

John Cabot University Launches Digital Diplomas

John Cabot University Launches Digital Diplomas

Starting with the Spring 2020 graduating class, John Cabot University has teamed up with Parchment, a digital credentials service, to offer digital diplomas. Graduates can now easily share their accomplishments with family, friends, and most importantly, potential employers in a way that is secure, efficient, and verifiable. 

(How) Will We Vote? Questions and Doubts on November 3rd Election

(How) Will We Vote? Questions and Doubts on November 3rd Election

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted a roundtable discussion (in remote) called (How) Will We Vote? Questions and Doubts About The November 3rd Election, on June 11, 2020.

JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on Posthuman Philosophies 

JCU Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on Posthuman Philosophies 

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to write an article on posthuman philosophies for the most recent issue of the Italian magazine 'Civiltà delle macchine.'