Archive for February, 2019

Trastevere: La Repubblica’s New Guidebook with a Heart and Soul

Trastevere: La Repubblica’s New Guidebook with a Heart and Soul

La Repubblica, one of Italy’s most important newspapers, published Trastevere in December 2018 as the first in a new series of guidebooks on the neighborhoods of Italy’s most important cities.

Arendt’s Lesson for our ‘Post-Truth’ Moment: Dr. Guido Parietti

Arendt’s Lesson for our ‘Post-Truth’ Moment: Dr. Guido Parietti

Parietti introduced the German philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) as one of the most important political thinkers of the 20th century. Her works, such as “The Origins of Totalitarianism” (1951), “The Human Condition” (1958), and “On Revolution” (1963) undoubtedly attest to the uniqueness of her understanding of politics.

Connecting & Empowering Generations: President Pavoncello Delivers Keynote Address

Connecting & Empowering Generations: President Pavoncello Delivers Keynote Address

On Saturday, February 19, 2019, President Franco Pavoncello was the keynote speaker at “Connecting & Empowering Generations,” a meeting of FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas) Region 8 (Italy and Greece).

Journalism and the City: Communications Major Rebecca Piattelli

Journalism and the City: Communications Major Rebecca Piattelli

Rebecca Piattelli is a senior Communications major and Business Administration minor from Rome. After spending a semester abroad at the New School in NYC, Rebecca is doing a journalism internship at the Angelicum University in Rome, under the direct supervision of media relations consultant Carmen Luisa Coya. 

The Spiritual Side of Peacekeeping: Alumna Devi Mohan

The Spiritual Side of Peacekeeping: Alumna Devi Mohan

Devi Mohan, who is from Montenegro, graduated from JCU with a major in International Affairs in 2003. She is a certified Yoga Instructor, director and senior teacher of the Himalayan School of Traditional Yoga, and the Global President of the internationally active charity ACT Foundation.

The Business Behind Addictions: a Talk by Professor Alessandro Signorini

The Business Behind Addictions: a Talk by Professor Alessandro Signorini

Marketing professor Alessandro Signorini gave a presentation on the hidden marketing strategies of the tobacco and alcohol industries on February 19 as part of the “Prof Talks series.

Rave Reviews for Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan’s New Short Story Collection

Rave Reviews for Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan’s New Short Story Collection

JCU Creative Writing professor Elizabeth Geoghegan’s latest book of short stories, eightball, is soon to be published by the Santa Fe Writer’s Project.

JCU Welcomes Slam Poets Tania Haberland and Dome Bulfaro

JCU Welcomes Slam Poets Tania Haberland and Dome Bulfaro

JCU’s InVerse Poetry Festival welcomed poets Dome Bulfaro (Italy) and Tania Haberland (South Africa) for a unique poetic performance on February 14, 2019. The event was co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Humanities, English Language and Literature, and Modern Languages and Literature.

Italian “Expanded” Cinema in the Mediascape: JCU Hosts Professor Vito Zagarrio

Italian “Expanded” Cinema in the Mediascape: JCU Hosts Professor Vito Zagarrio

JCU hosted Professor Vito Zagarrio from the University of Roma Tre for a lecture on “The Italian ‘Expanded’ Cinema in the Mediascape: Film, TV Series, and Documentary.” The event was sponsored by the Departments of Communications and Modern Languages and Literature.

Arrivederci Saigon: Director Wilma Labate Presents Documentary at JCU

Arrivederci Saigon: Director Wilma Labate Presents Documentary at JCU

The JCU Communication department hosted the screening of the movie Arrivederci Saigon by Wilma Labate, on February 13, 2019.

The Business of Space: Study Abroad Alumna Teresa Alessandro

The Business of Space: Study Abroad Alumna Teresa Alessandro

Teresa Alessandro, currently a New York State-Licensed Real Estate Broker in Manhattan, spent the summer of 2012 studying abroad at JCU.

Personality and Political Behavior: International Affairs Major Michela Maurizi

Personality and Political Behavior: International Affairs Major Michela Maurizi

Michela Maurizi is a senior International Affairs major and Psychology minor from Marche, Italy. Michela interned at the US Embassy in Rome and plans to pursue a career in International Security Studies.

“Lo voglio:” Martina Vacca on Wedding Tourism in Italy

“Lo voglio:” Martina Vacca on Wedding Tourism in Italy

Martina Vacca, journalist and author of the book "Dirsi sì nelle città UNESCO (Saying I Do In UNESCO Cities)", held a lecture on wedding tourism in Italy in the context of Professor Salvatore's course "Made In Italy: The Italian Business Environment" on February 11, 2019.

Effort in Games with Homogenous Functions: Dr. Walter Ferrarese

Effort in Games with Homogenous Functions: Dr. Walter Ferrarese

The Department of Economics and Social Sciences hosted Dr. Walter Ferrarese (University of Rome Tor Vergata) who presented his research titled “Equilibrium Effort in Games with Homogeneous Production Functions and Homogeneous Valuation”, on Wednesday, February 13.

Brother Outsider – The Life of Bayard Rustin Presented at JCU

Brother Outsider – The Life of Bayard Rustin Presented at JCU

The JCU Political Science, International Affairs and Communications departments hosted the screening of the award-winning documentary biography Brother Outsider-The Life of Bayard Rustin, directed by Bennett Singer.