Faculty News

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.

The Sour Fruit: JCU Professor James Schwarten Edits Book on Lord Byron

The Sour Fruit: JCU Professor James Schwarten Edits Book on Lord Byron

Journalist and writer Vincenzo Patanè presented his latest book, The Sour Fruit: Lord Byron, Love & Sex (published by John Cabot University Press and co-published by Rowman & Littlefield) edited by JCU Professor James Schwarten, at the prestigious Keats-Shelley Museum at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome on June 14.

JCU Summer Engineering Students Visit Roma Tre University

JCU Summer Engineering Students Visit Roma Tre University

On June 4 and 5, 2019, JCU visiting summer engineering professors and students toured the laboratories of Roma Tre University’s Department of Engineering. Roma Tre doctoral students gave short presentations on their current research.

Professor Rosa Filardi Curates “Inclusiva:” a Festival Dedicated to Social Inclusivity

Professor Rosa Filardi Curates “Inclusiva:” a Festival Dedicated to Social Inclusivity

“Inclusiva" (Inclusive) is a three-day festival dedicated to the concept of inclusivity and breaking down the psychological, cultural, and geographical barriers that divide human beings. JCU professor Rosa Filardi, lecturer in Italian and Theatre and certified DanceMovement Therapist, is one of the curators along with Leonardo Gervasi and Michela Pasquali.

Praise for Film “Guardians of the Night” Co-Directed by Prof. Eleonora Diamanti

Praise for Film “Guardians of the Night” Co-Directed by Prof. Eleonora Diamanti

The Royal Anthropological Film Festival recently praised the film "Guardians of the Night," co-directed by JCU Communications Professor Eleonora Diamanti and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Associate Professor of Visual Anthropology at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Women and the Economy: Professor Simona Costagli

Women and the Economy: Professor Simona Costagli

A senior researcher at a major Italian bank, Dr. Costagli began teaching economics as an adjunct at JCU in 2008. The Class of 2019 voted Dr. Costagli “Professor of the Year.”

Vivere è scrivere: JCU Presents Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani

Vivere è scrivere: JCU Presents Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani

On May 28, 2019, John Cabot University had the honor of presenting Vivere è scrivere. Una biografia visive di Giorgio Bassani (Living is Writing. A Visual Biography of Giorgio Bassani), recently published by Edisai edizioni in Ferrara, Italy. 

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. 

Professor Walter Arrighetti on Cybersecurity in EU Cross-border Digital Services

Professor Walter Arrighetti on Cybersecurity in EU Cross-border Digital Services

Professor Walter Arrighetti recently published an article on Cybersecurity in EU cross-border digital services in the Italian journal Formiche (n. 147, May 2019).

Professors Della Ratta and Geoghegan Participate in Feminist Book Fortnight

Professors Della Ratta and Geoghegan Participate in Feminist Book Fortnight

JCU Professors Donatella Della Ratta and Elizabeth Geoghegan will participate in the Feminist Book Fortnight in Rome, which is taking place at the Otherwise Bookshop between May 4 and May 18.

Prof. Francesco Ruscitti on “A Purely Algebraic Approach to Group Decision-Making”

Prof. Francesco Ruscitti on “A Purely Algebraic Approach to Group Decision-Making”

Professor Francesco Ruscitti’s paper "A Purely Algebraic Approach to Group Decision-making") has been accepted for presentation at the European Workshop on Economic Theory (EWET 2019) to be held in Berlin from June 13 to June 15 ) and also at the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET 2019) to be held in Ischia, Italy from June 30 to July 6.

JCU Students Meet Dance-Theatre Group “La Mia Misura”

JCU Students Meet Dance-Theatre Group “La Mia Misura”

Prof. Rosa Filardi’s “Community Inclusion Through Art and Movement” course had the chance to attend a session with the Integrated Dance Theatre group La Mia Misura on March 22, 2019.

Harry Potter and the Barbarian Horde: Prof. Alessandra Grego

Harry Potter and the Barbarian Horde: Prof. Alessandra Grego

On April 23, Student Government hosted Professor Alessandra Grego’s lecture “Harry Potter and the Barbarian Horde” as part of their Prof Talk series, in collaboration with the Fandom Club.

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.