Archive for June, 2020

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.'

Exploring Networked Identities: Reflections by Students During Lockdown

Exploring Networked Identities: Reflections by Students During Lockdown

When the Italian government issued an order for the entire country to go under a strict lockdown on March 9, 2020, in an attempt to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, people had to get creative to get on with their personal and professional lives. During the quarantine, Communications Professor Donatella Della Ratta, who teaches, among other things, a course called ‘Selfies and Beyond: Exploring Networked Identities’ found herself having to rethink the way in which she conducted the class. 

Easier Said than Done: Prof. Daniel Roy Connelly Directs 13 New Online Monologues

Easier Said than Done: Prof. Daniel Roy Connelly Directs 13 New Online Monologues

The English Theatre of Rome is proud to present 13 new original monologues directed by Professor Daniel Roy Connelly. The monologues will be featured on The English Theatre of Rome Youtube channel every Monday and Thursday at 9 pm from June  through mid-July.

JCU/UNICRI Online Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights: Application Deadline July 6

JCU/UNICRI Online Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights: Application Deadline July 6

UNICRI, in cooperation with John Cabot University, will deliver the fifth edition of the Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights, a one-week online course shedding light on current issues related to international migration. July 13-17, 2020.

New York Times Quotes Alumna Karima 2G on Rome Black Lives Matter Protest

New York Times Quotes Alumna Karima 2G on Rome Black Lives Matter Protest

An article in the New York Times, reporting on the peaceful protests taking place this weekend all over the world, featured JCU alumna Karima 2G, one of the organizers of the Rome demonstration.

A Follow Up Message from President Franco Pavoncello to the JCU Community

A Follow Up Message from President Franco Pavoncello to the JCU Community

This is a time for clarity and for standing on the right side of history, and JCU knows well which side of history it stands on. We unequivocally oppose any form of white supremacy.

Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate in Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Professor Grimaldi-Donahue to Participate in Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference

Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue will be reading translations of new poems by Italian poet Marilena Renda as well as her own work during the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference online 2020 reading series with the New York-based translators' collective Us & Them on June 12th at 11pm Rome Time/ 5pm New York Time.

Message from the President: JCU Condemns Racism, Discrimination, and Violence

Message from the President: JCU Condemns Racism, Discrimination, and Violence

JCU, true to its mission and history as a fully inclusive community, condemns any violation of human rights, including any form of racism, discrimination, and violence wherever it may occur.