Archive for April, 2021

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.

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.

JCU Students and Faculty Participate in Virtual Ramadan Iftar

JCU Students and Faculty Participate in Virtual Ramadan Iftar

On Tuesday, April 20th, a group of John Cabot Students and faculty participated in a virtual iftar with the Istituto Tevere, a Rome-based center promoting interreligious dialogue among people of all faith and no faith in Italy, Europe, and the Middle East.

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.”

Dr. Susan B. Eirich: “Reawakening our Bond with Earth”

Dr. Susan B. Eirich: “Reawakening our Bond with Earth”

Introduced by Professor Pierluigi Luisi and Francesco Lapenta, Director of the Institute, this Cortona Pearl hosted Susan B. Eirich, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Earthfire Institute in Tetonia, Yellowstone National Park. A leading thinker and practitioner, Dr. Eirich has invested her all life in promoting a new systemic rethinking of our ecological crises via a “Reconnection Ecology.”

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.

Professor Francesco Ruscitti to Publish Paper in Mathematical Social Sciences

Professor Francesco Ruscitti to Publish Paper in Mathematical Social Sciences

Economics professor Francesco Ruscitti’s latest research paper has been accepted for publication in the journal Mathematical Social Sciences.

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.

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.