Academics News

Lost Layers: The History of JCU’s Guarini Campus

Lost Layers: The History of JCU’s Guarini Campus

Four graduate students in JCU's Art History Master's program presented their findings on the multi-faceted past of the University's Guarini Campus, in Rome.

JCU to Launch Major in Psychological Science in Fall 2020

JCU to Launch Major in Psychological Science in Fall 2020

John Cabot University is pleased to announce the launch of a new major in Psychological Science beginning in Fall 2020.

Ghosts in the Pavement: Footfall and Pilgrimage by Artist Liz Rideal

Ghosts in the Pavement: Footfall and Pilgrimage by Artist Liz Rideal

On November 4, JCU welcomed Liz Rideal, Professor of Fine Art (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL), who discussed her latest project as well as the technical aspects of her practice combining abstract painting, photography, and digital print on fabric.

Critical Perspectives on Modern Slavery: Prof. Scarpa Presents Her Research

Critical Perspectives on Modern Slavery: Prof. Scarpa Presents Her Research

JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa presented a paper on “The prohibition of slavery as a jus cogens rule of international law: definition and interpretation” at the Conference on “Critical Perspectives on Modern Slavery: Law, Policy and Society” organized by the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation of the University of Hull (United Kingdom).

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? A Discussion with Prof. Sorgner

Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? A Discussion with Prof. Sorgner

Philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner rebuts Elon Musk’s claim according to which we would be living in highly-complex computer simluation.

Connecting Across Cultures: UEFA Euro 2020 Volunteer Programme

Connecting Across Cultures: UEFA Euro 2020 Volunteer Programme

JCU hosted a presentation on the UEFA Euro 2020 volunteer program in Rome in the context of Professor Antonella Salvatore’s course on October 25, 2019.

Organizational Resilience: JCU Welcomes Alumnus Jacopo Capparelli of Panta Ray

Organizational Resilience: JCU Welcomes Alumnus Jacopo Capparelli of Panta Ray

John Cabot University welcomed Jacopo Capparelli in the context of Professor Ieva Jakobsone Bellomi’s MGT 310 Organizational Behavior class on October 9, 2019.

Gender Equality in Film: Professor Tasini Invited to Cinema d’Autrice Event

Gender Equality in Film: Professor Tasini Invited to Cinema d’Autrice Event

JCU Professor and filmmaker Erika Tasini was invited to participate in Cinema d’Autrice, a 2 day workshop for female film professionals in Rome from September 18 to 20. Organized by Spin-Off, a cultural association of professors and communication experts, the event promotes the importance of women in film, and discusses the difficulties encountered by female film professionals.

Can Robots Feel Pain? JCU Hosts Post-Human Studies Workshop

Can Robots Feel Pain? JCU Hosts Post-Human Studies Workshop

History and Humanities Department Professors Brunella Antomarini and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, along with Professor Francesco Lapenta from the University of Roskilde (Denmark), organized a day-long discussion called AI: III Post-Human Studies Workshop at John Cabot University on September 21, 2019.

JCU Center for Continuing Education Announces New Partnerships

JCU Center for Continuing Education Announces New Partnerships

JCU Center for Continuing Education is proud to announce new partnerships and patronages for the 2020 Continuing Education courses.

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.

JCU Hosts 4th Edition of Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights

JCU Hosts 4th Edition of Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights

John Cabot University, in cooperation with the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), organized the fourth edition of the Summer Course on Migration and Human Rights, which took place from the 15th to the 19th of July. The aim of the course is to equip post-graduate students and young professionals with legal, social, scientific and theoretical tools to better understand and tackle the growing challenges of international migration.

Gamification Design: JCU Hosts Short Course

Gamification Design: JCU Hosts Short Course

The Center for Professional and Continuing Education at John Cabot University hosted the short course “Gamification Design” with Francesco Lutrario, Innovation and Technology Researcher and Founder of La Sapienza Gamification Lab, on July 3, 2019. Gamification Lab is the University of Rome’s laboratory dedicated to research and teaching in the fields of human-computer Interaction, gamification, and digital simulation. The event featured professionals from various industries and members of the JCU community including students, alumni, staff and professors.

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.

International Workshop: Theory and Experiments in Macroeconomics and Finance

International Workshop: Theory and Experiments in Macroeconomics and Finance

The Department of Economics and Social Sciences at John Cabot University will host a one-day international workshop in Theory and Experiments in Macroeconomics and Finance on June 19, 2019.