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JCU to Welcome Diplomat Staffan de Mistura as 2021 Commencement Speaker

JCU to Welcome Diplomat Staffan de Mistura as 2021 Commencement Speaker

President Franco Pavoncello is pleased and honored to announce that John Cabot University’s 2021 Commencement speaker will be diplomat  Staffan de Mistura.

Digital Contagions: JCU Welcomes New Media Theorist Jussi Parikka

Digital Contagions: JCU Welcomes New Media Theorist Jussi Parikka

On April 22, the JCU Department of Communications hosted “Digital Contagions: from Network Security to Viral Capitalism,” the last lecture of the Digital Delights and Disturbances Series. Guest Jussi Parikka held a presentation on the emergence of viruses intended as both software-based risks and carriers of infectious diseases.

Professors Pulino and Salvatore Participate in gURLs! a Roundtable on Women in IT

Professors Pulino and Salvatore Participate in gURLs! a Roundtable on Women in IT

Professors Antonella Salvatore and Silvia Pulino participated in a roundtable called “gURLs! Who codes the world?” on April 22, 2021. Organized by LogicAcademy, the roundtable was part of a week of events and workshops dedicated to the IT/ICT field.

AMICAL Launches Grant Program in Memory of JCU Librarian Elisabetta Morani

AMICAL Launches Grant Program in Memory of JCU Librarian Elisabetta Morani

The AMICAL consortium has just launched the Elisabetta Morani Library Staff Development Fund grant program.  Elisabetta, JCU’s beloved Head Librarian, who passed away last November, was an active member of AMICAL, the consortium of American international liberal arts institutions, working together on common goals for libraries, technology, and learning.

Speak Your Passion: Alumnus Giacomo Sproccati

Speak Your Passion: Alumnus Giacomo Sproccati

Giacomo Sproccati, Class of 2015, participated in the Dual Degree Exchange Program in Communications between John Cabot University and the Università degli Studi di Milano. He is currently working as Program Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of Italian Language at Florida State University International Programs in Florence.

Professor Sorgner to Participate in International Conferences on Transhumanism

Professor Sorgner to Participate in International Conferences on Transhumanism

Following the publication of his latest book "On Transhumanism" (Penn State University Press, 2020), JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner has been invited to several events and initiatives.

Data and Economic Growth: A Talk by Professors Merva, Stoian and Costagli

Data and Economic Growth: A Talk by Professors Merva, Stoian and Costagli

John Cabot University hosted an online roundtable on an academic article titled "Effective Information, Political Structure, and Economic Growth,” on April 14, 2021. The event was organized by the Department of Economics and Social Sciences.

Find Your Language and Take Action: Alumna Marina Traylor

Find Your Language and Take Action: Alumna Marina Traylor

Born in Rome to an Italian mother and an American father, Alumna Marina Traylor graduated in December 2019 with a degree in English Language and Literature. During her time at JCU, she was president of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. Marina has been working at the Keats-Shelley House since February 2020.

John Cabot University Presents the Spring 2021 Student Art Show

John Cabot University Presents the Spring 2021 Student Art Show

John Cabot University's Department of Art History and Studio Art is proud to announce the “Spring 2021 Student Art Show” on May 5, 6, and 7, from 10 AM until 5 PM. The event, sponsored by The President's Office and Student Services, will take place in the Fiorentini Art Studio (Largo dei Fiorentini 1).

JCU Responds to EU Opening Up to Americans and US State Department Travel Advisory for Italy

JCU Responds to EU Opening Up to Americans and US State Department Travel Advisory for Italy

On April 20, 2021, US Department of State (USDOS) Travel Advisory level for Italy (and other countries around the World) changed in order to align their advisory system with the Center for Disease Control. We would like to address some concerns that this change may have elicited.

Digital Delights and Disturbances: From Hybrid Learning to Zoom Fatigue

Digital Delights and Disturbances: From Hybrid Learning to Zoom Fatigue

On April 15, the JCU Department of Communications hosted the latest lecture of the Digital Delights and Disturbances Series, titled “From Hybrid Learning to Zoom Fatigue: Logging on and Checking out.”

Italian Excellence and Art: JCU Welcomes MACRO Director Luca Lo Pinto

Italian Excellence and Art: JCU Welcomes MACRO Director Luca Lo Pinto

On March 25, 2021, JCU Marketing Professor Antonella Salvatore welcomed Luca Lo Pinto, Director at MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome), to her course “Made in Italy: the Italian Business Environment.”

Combining Filmmaking and Literature: Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta

Combining Filmmaking and Literature: Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta

Alumna Mariolina Castellaneta has recently been accepted for an M.A. in Directing at MetFilm School in Berlin, Germany. Mariolina graduated in 2020 with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Creative Writing.

Alumnus Dario Diofebi Publishes First Novel Paradise, Nevada

Alumnus Dario Diofebi Publishes First Novel Paradise, Nevada

Born and raised in Rome, alumnus Dario Diofebi graduated from La Sapienza University with a triennale and a specialistica degree in Comparative Literature. In the summer of 2015, Dario did a graduate creative writing workshop at JCU. He then went on to earn an MFA in Creative Writing at New York University. Dario recently published his novel Paradise, Nevada (Bloomsbury, 2021).

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Announces AI Talk Live

Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Announces AI Talk Live

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the international collaboration, project, and monthly seminars series AI Talk Live.

Thinking Like an Italian: Alumnus Joseph Fontana

Thinking Like an Italian: Alumnus Joseph Fontana

Alumnus Joseph Fontana, who grew up on Long Island, New York, graduated from John Cabot University in 2020 with a degree in Italian Studies.

Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations: Student Maria Young

Human Rights and Peacekeeping Operations: Student Maria Young

Maria Young is an International Affairs major with minors in Legal Studies and Economics. She’s currently doing a virtual internship at the Carabinieri's Centre of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza, in the north of Italy.

Find your Road, Create your Space: Alumna Clarissa Cecchi

Find your Road, Create your Space: Alumna Clarissa Cecchi

Alumna Clarissa Cecchi (class of 2015) graduated from John Cabot with a major in Communications and a minor in Creative Writing. Before working as a Cybersecurity Information and Communication officer at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium she was a trainee in the Events and Creative department at Verve International in Shanghai, China.

A Riveder le Stelle: Dante in the 21st Century 

A Riveder le Stelle: Dante in the 21st Century 

On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of poet Dante Alighieri’s death (1265-1321), JCU’s Modern Languages and Literature Department and English Language and Literature Department organized the online event “Dante in the 21st Century,” on April 7, 2021.

John Cabot University Celebrates 2021 Student Award Winners

John Cabot University Celebrates 2021 Student Award Winners

John Cabot University’s annual Student Award Ceremony took place virtually on April 14, 2021. The awards honor graduating seniors for their academic and service excellence, acknowledging their exceptional contributions to the JCU community over the course of their student career.