Faculty News

InVerse 2018 Brings Italian Poetry in Translation to JCU

InVerse 2018 Brings Italian Poetry in Translation to JCU

Poetry is alive and well at John Cabot University, as attested by InVerse – Italian Poets in Translation, which took place on the evening of October 17, 2018.

Autumn in Venice: Professor and Author Andrea di Robilant

Autumn in Venice: Professor and Author Andrea di Robilant

JCU Creative Writing Professor Andrea di Robilant describes his Italian-American upbringing, his new novel Autumn in Venice, and shares tips for aspiring travel writers.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Participates in Briefing on Slavery at EU Parliament

Professor Silvia Scarpa Participates in Briefing on Slavery at EU Parliament

On Thursday 11 October 2018, JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa took part in a Briefing on “Contemporary Forms of Slavery” held in Brussels at the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI).

Humanities in the Digital Age: Professor Deanna Lee

Humanities in the Digital Age: Professor Deanna Lee

JCU Visiting Professor Deanna Lee, creator of Biblion, discusses the impact of the Digital Age on journalism and the humanities. The winner of eight news and documentary Emmy Awards, Professor Lee has spent her career working across communications, journalism, new media, and public engagement.

The Mirror as Technological Device: a Lecture by Nefeli Misuraca

The Mirror as Technological Device: a Lecture by Nefeli Misuraca

Professor Brunella Antomarini welcomed Professor Nefeli Misuraca to her PH 304 Philosophy of Art and Beauty class on September 27, 2018. Professor Misuraca gave a lecture called The Mirror as Technological Device, which explored how such a simple device has affected the representation of reality.

Professor Stefan Sorgner Recognized Internationally for Work in Transhumanism

Professor Stefan Sorgner Recognized Internationally for Work in Transhumanism

JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner's work in transhumanism has been recognized internationally in the past few months.  Forbes magazine recently published an article on the “Ethics of Transhumanism,” which illustrates Sorgner's philosophical reflections.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Assesses Respect of OSCE Commitments on Human Trafficking by Italy

Professor Silvia Scarpa Assesses Respect of OSCE Commitments on Human Trafficking by Italy

Professor Silvia Scarpa was recently asked to do an independent evaluation of the implementation by Italy of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Commitments in the field of human trafficking.  The results were published in a report commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa.

Professor Alina Sorgner: Building Belonging in a Rapidly Changing World

Professor Alina Sorgner: Building Belonging in a Rapidly Changing World

Professor Sorgner delivered a talk on “Digitalization, Gender Equality, and Individual Data Capital: Is there a new Gender Bias?” in which she brought attention to the importance of individual data capital as a potential source of inequalities in the digital era.

Professor Eszter Salgò on the Sacralization of Politics in India

Professor Eszter Salgò on the Sacralization of Politics in India

Professor Eszter Salgò recently delivered a paper at the conference dedicated to studying the link between aesthetics and politics at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Prof. Argentieri Interviewed by CNN International on Italian PM Conte’s U.S. Visit

Prof. Argentieri Interviewed by CNN International on Italian PM Conte’s U.S. Visit

Giuseppe Conte, Italy's head executive since June 1st, paid an official visit to Washington, DC where he met US president Donald J. Trump. JCU's professor Federigo Argentieri was requested by CNN International to comment on the significance of the visit, the role currently played by Italy in the European Union and the present state of US-Italy relations.

An Opportunity for Growth: Professor Pulino Advocates Entrepreneurship in India

An Opportunity for Growth: Professor Pulino Advocates Entrepreneurship in India

Prof. Silvia Pulino, Director of the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship, participated as invited speaker in “Educate to Innovate 1.0”, a conference to promote the start-up ecosystem within Technical Universities/Colleges in India.

Food Across Cultures: JCU Service Learning Presents Humanitarian Project

Food Across Cultures: JCU Service Learning Presents Humanitarian Project

The JCU Service Learning presented “In Cammino… Catering Migrante”, a humanitarian project that fosters social inclusion and professional development for migrant and refugee cooks in Rome On Friday, July 13.

John Cabot University Wins VORECO Award for Social Inclusion

John Cabot University Wins VORECO Award for Social Inclusion

On Monday, June 25 Professor Andrea Lanzone, Assistant Dean for Student Academic Affairs, and Service Learning project coordinator, was invited to VORECO Onlus Center in Rome to accept the 2018 Annual Prize for Social Inclusion on behalf of JCU.

Prof. Fabrizio Conti Gives a Lecture at the Canadian University in Dubai

Prof. Fabrizio Conti Gives a Lecture at the Canadian University in Dubai

Prof. Fabrizio Conti, a lecturer of History in the Department of History and Humanities, was invited to the Canadian University in Dubai (UAE) to give a lecture on "The ideas of Rome from the Classical times to the Renaissance" on 12th of June.

Prof. Scarpa Discusses “Human Rights, Migration and Global Governance” at ACUNS

Prof. Scarpa Discusses “Human Rights, Migration and Global Governance” at ACUNS

Last week JCU Professor Silvia Scarpa participated to the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting on “Human Rights, Migration and Global Governance” that was held at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome.