Archive for September, 2019

President Franco Pavoncello Presents Honorary Degree to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

President Franco Pavoncello Presents Honorary Degree to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

On September 21, 2019, John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello presented Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte with the degree of Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa. The conferral of the degree took place in a private ceremony in Rome at Palazzo Chigi, seat of the Italian government, in the presence of the JCU Board of Trustees and Vice President and Dean of Academics Mary Merva.

Promoting Innovation in Film: Five JCU Students Participate in Prix Italia Festival

Promoting Innovation in Film: Five JCU Students Participate in Prix Italia Festival

Five JCU students and alumni will participate in the prestigious Prix Italia Festival held in Rome from September 23-28, 2019.

Congratulations to Student Bebe Vio on 3rd Paralympic World Championship Fencing Title

Congratulations to Student Bebe Vio on 3rd Paralympic World Championship Fencing Title

Our best congratulations to JCU student Beatrice Vio who just won her 3rd World Championship Title in the foil event. Vio won the gold medal in the foil event at the Paralympic World Championships in Cheongju, South Korea. This is Vio’s third world title after those won in Eger, Hungary, in 2015 and in Rome in 2017.

Eightball: Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Presents Her Latest Book

Eightball: Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan Presents Her Latest Book

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan, who presented her latest book, Eightball.

Original Sins: JCU Hosts Book Presentation by Andrew Spannaus

Original Sins: JCU Hosts Book Presentation by Andrew Spannaus

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted the presentation of Andrew Spannaus’ book Original Sins – Globalization, Populism and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union on September 10, 2019.

Sustainable Marketing: Student Virginia Corradini

Sustainable Marketing: Student Virginia Corradini

Born and raised in Rome, Virginia Corradini is a senior Marketing major. She has been working as Marketing Brand Manager with the local brand GRABees.

Prof. Sorgner on the Impact of Digital Technologies and Gender Equality

Prof. Sorgner on the Impact of Digital Technologies and Gender Equality

This academic year’s Research Talks series of the Department of Economics and Social Sciences has been launched with a talk by JCU Professor of Applied Data Analytics Alina Sorgner. Prof. Sorgner presented her current research on the impact of new digital technologies on gender equality in developing countries.

President Franco Pavoncello on Italy’s New Coalition Government

President Franco Pavoncello on Italy’s New Coalition Government

JCU President Franco Pavoncello was recently interviewed by The Washington Times on Italy's current political situation. On August 28, Italian President Sergio Mattarella gave Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to create a new government — this time without the Northern League led by Matteo Salvini. 

Teacher Training Workshop: JCU Italy Reads Welcomes High School Teachers

Teacher Training Workshop: JCU Italy Reads Welcomes High School Teachers

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, John Cabot University’s Italy Reads program welcomed 70 of the nearly 200 teachers from the 65 participating high schools to the Teacher Training Workshop.

The Last Judgement Workshop: JCU Welcomes Nicola Sapio of Artainment

The Last Judgement Workshop: JCU Welcomes Nicola Sapio of Artainment

The JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Career Services invited Nicola Sapio, Communication & Marketing Director of Artainment Worldwide Shows, to be the guest speaker at “The Last Judgement Workshop - The Sistine Chapel Immersive Show”. The workshop focused on the creation process, the technological innovation, the marketing strategy and the creative effort of Giudizio Universale - The Sistine Chapel Immersive Show.

Professor Alina Sorgner on Digital Technologies and Labor Markets

Professor Alina Sorgner on Digital Technologies and Labor Markets

Professor Alina Sorgner, who teaches Applied Data Analytics at JCU, was invited to be a guest editor of the special issue on the “Impact of Technological Progress on Employment Prospects and Competence Development,” which has recently been published in the international peer-reviewed open-access journal Foresight and STI Governance.

On Reflection: a Vanessa Somers Art Project

On Reflection: a Vanessa Somers Art Project

On Reflection is the largest art installation ever shown at John Cabot University. Encompassing all three campuses and including more than 30 individual paintings and drawings, as well as five site-specific installations, this ambitious and spectacular exhibition is a measure of the possibilities for art at John Cabot University.