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Interacting With Literature: Professor Russell’s Italian Visions Students Present Storymaps

Interacting With Literature: Professor Russell’s Italian Visions Students Present Storymaps

Professor Shannon Russell’s Italian Visions: Perceptions of Italy in Literature class focuses on the creative importance of Italy for non-Italian writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The course looks at the ways cultural stereotypes are both constructed and persist. Students were asked to curate each other’s reading journals and to use their selections to create a group Storymap project.

DayBreakHotels Company Testimonial: How to Market Hospitality Services

DayBreakHotels Company Testimonial: How to Market Hospitality Services

DayBreakHotels is the first online booking website and app focused on the reservation of hotel services offered exclusively for daytime use. On May 30, JCU welcomed Christiane Friedl, the company’s Senior Market Manager, to Professor Antonella Salvatore’s course “Principles of Marketing.”

Professor Federigo Argentieri on Continuity and Change in Moscow’s European Policies

Professor Federigo Argentieri on Continuity and Change in Moscow’s European Policies

JCU professors Federigo Argentieri and Michael Driessen took part in the 23-24 May, 2019 conference on  ‘Russian Active Measures: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’ organized by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence. 

Embrace Diversity: 2019 Fuller Prize Winner Irene Crestanello

Embrace Diversity: 2019 Fuller Prize Winner Irene Crestanello

Irene Crestanello (Class of 2021) is an International Affairs major from Verona, Italy. Irene is the recipient of the 2019 Albert Walker Fuller Prize for her essay Embrace Diversity.

Digital Marketing in the Luxury Field: Alumna Eleonora Costantini

Digital Marketing in the Luxury Field: Alumna Eleonora Costantini

Alumna Eleonora Costantini (Class of 2017) was invited to JCU to discuss her experience as a young professional working at Brioni fashion house.

Panel Discussion on European Parliament’s Study on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Panel Discussion on European Parliament’s Study on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

The Guarini Institute hosted a panel discussion on contemporary forms of slavery authored by Silvia Scarpa on April 16. During the event Scarpa discussed the issue of modern slavery, professor Parosha Chandran emphasized the need for binding uniform laws on modern forms of slavery, and the third panelist Maria Grazia Giammarinaro stressed the link between immigration, human trafficking, and exploitation.

A Passion for Film: Alumna Corinna Rombi

A Passion for Film: Alumna Corinna Rombi

JCU Alumna Corinna Rombi, from Siena, Italy, majored in Communications and minored in Marketing. Today she talks about what motivated her to pursue a career in the film industry and she talks a little bit about her most recent job as an assistant for a film director shooting a series for Sky.

Brexit and the Irish Border: Professor Tara Keenan

Brexit and the Irish Border: Professor Tara Keenan

English Professor Tara Keenan held a lecture at John Cabot University on April 9 to discuss the social and economic implications of Brexit and the possible creation of a hard border in Ireland.

Alessandro Signorini: How to Support a Dream Through Fundraising

Alessandro Signorini: How to Support a Dream Through Fundraising

Marketing Professor Alessandro Signorini was invited to talk about fundraising for NGOs in the context of JCU Service Learning seminars on March 5. Prof. Signorini talked about how Fundraising for NGOs really works, what kind of projects donors are most inclined to finance, and the power of telling individual stories about those who will benefit from donations.

Competitive Models in the Pharmaceutical Industry: JCU Welcomes Representatives of So.Farma.Morra

Competitive Models in the Pharmaceutical Industry: JCU Welcomes Representatives of So.Farma.Morra

Prof. Antonella Salvatore welcomed representatives of the pharmaceutical company So.Farma.Morra to her course “Made in Italy: the Italian Business Environment,” on Monday, February 25. Founded by Alessandro Morra in 1980, So.Farma.Morra started as a small business in southern Italy. It has now turned into a large group that incorporates other companies, each specialized in a specific branch, including pharmaceutical distribution to pharmacies, import, export, communication, and marketing.

Wellness Week Spring 2019: A Focus On Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health

Wellness Week Spring 2019: A Focus On Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health

JCU hosted the biannual Health and Wellness Week, a series of events that focused on stress management, sex education, mental health, mindfulness, and spiritual wellbeing on February 25-March 1. The week consisted in an event dedicated to stress management, “Stress Less”, a “mindful meditation and compassion” class, a Sex Education talk, an event on mental health first aid, a yoga class, two mindfulness sessions, a self-defense workshop, and a meditation session in Villa Ada.

Giving = Receiving: Alumna Federica Nappa

Giving = Receiving: Alumna Federica Nappa

JCU alumna Federica Nappa talks about her internship in the Immigration Office at John Cabot University, what brought her to JCU in the first place, her plans for the future, the independent study course that she took in Spring 2018, her ultimate career goal, and some useful tips for graduating students.

Lorena Antoniazzi Fashion Brand: The Excellence of an Italian Family Business

Lorena Antoniazzi Fashion Brand: The Excellence of an Italian Family Business

Luca Mirabassi was invited to JCU on Tuesday, February 19, for Prof. Salvatore’s course “Retailing Applied to Fashion Industry” and shared his experience as CEO of the 100% made-in-Italy fashion brand Lorena Antoniazzi.

From Script to Screen: Professor Maurizio Marmorstein

From Script to Screen: Professor Maurizio Marmorstein

Maurizio Marmorstein teaches Fundamentals of Screenwriting at John Cabot University. He holds a B.A. from Seton Hall University and an M.A. from Middlebury College in Italian Language and Culture.

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.