Faculty News

JCU Students Visit Legendary Cinecittà Film Studios

JCU Students Visit Legendary Cinecittà Film Studios

On Monday, July 23, Professor Carl Burgchardt's "Cinematic Rome" class visited Cinecittà, one of the most important sites in the history of world filmmaking.

Visiting Scholar Brian L. Ott Hosts Film Screening and Lecture at JCU

Visiting Scholar Brian L. Ott Hosts Film Screening and Lecture at JCU

On July 24-25th, JCU hosted visiting scholar Brian L. Ott, University of Colorado Denver. On July 24th, in Aula Magna Regina, students, staff, and faculty viewed the Norwegian film The Bothersome Man, after which Professor Ott led a lively discussion, while the following day he presented a guest lecture in Prof. Carl Burgchardt's "Cinematic Rome" class.

President Franco Pavoncello Attends “Panta Rei Lab” Debate

President Franco Pavoncello Attends “Panta Rei Lab” Debate

On July 17th, JCU President Franco Pavoncello attended the first in a series of cultural meetings and discussions titled "Panta Rei Lab," held in Rome's Palazzo Braschi, which includes John Cabot University among its sponsors.

Professor Federigo Argentieri Participates in Panel Discussion

Professor Federigo Argentieri Participates in Panel Discussion

Professor Federigo Argentieri, director of the JCU Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, will attend a panel discussion, scheduled for July 17th, as part of the successful Tabularasa 2012 summer festival, held in Reggio Calabria.

JCU’s Institute in International Communication Debates Politics, Money and Social Media

JCU’s Institute in International Communication Debates Politics, Money and Social Media

On Wednesday, July 11, students, faculty and alumni came together to debate the role of money in enhancing and distorting political communication, in the first of the JCU Institute in International Communication's Summer 2012 series of events.

Faculty Development Funds Awarded for the Academic Year 2011-2012

Faculty Development Funds Awarded for the Academic Year 2011-2012

JCU Vice President and Academic Dean Mary Merva is pleased to report that JCU faculty development funds continue to support the professional development of an outstanding group of faculty.

John Cabot University Announces Italy Writes 2012 Italy Writes

John Cabot University Announces Italy Writes 2012 Italy Writes

On June 21st, JCU Summer 2012 Writer in Residence Joyce Carol Oates and Professor of English Carlos Dews welcomed a crowd of high school students and members of the JCU Community in the Aula Magna Regina for the first Italy Writes Creative Writing Contest Awards Ceremony.

Italy Writes 2012 Finalists Announced!

Italy Writes 2012 Finalists Announced!

John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation, together with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, are honored to announce the Italy Writes 2012 finalists.

Professor Vanda Wilcox Interviewed on Italian Football Betting Scandal

Professor Vanda Wilcox Interviewed on Italian Football Betting Scandal

JCU Professor of History Vanda Wilcox was recently interviewed by Vatican Radio  on the topic the latest scandals that have hit the Italian football world. With just days before the start of the 2012 European Championships, a number of players have been involved in criminal investigations over illegal betting activities.

Professor Tiziana Provvidera Publishes Translation of Justus Lipsius

Professor Tiziana Provvidera Publishes Translation of Justus Lipsius

Professor Tiziana Provvidera recently published an Italian translation of the first volume of political works by philologist and humanist Justus Lipsius.

Professor Silvia Scarpa Speaks at CARFMS 2012 Conference in Toronto

Professor Silvia Scarpa Speaks at CARFMS 2012 Conference in Toronto

On May 16-18th, Professor Silvia Scarpa attended the "Restructuring Refuge and Settlement: Responding to the Global Dynamics of Displacement" Conference, organized by The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS).

Annual Baccalaureate Aperitivo Honors Professor of the Year Mary Merva

Annual Baccalaureate Aperitivo Honors Professor of the Year Mary Merva

On Sunday May 13th, the Guarini Campus's beautiful Lemon Tree Courtyard played host to the Third Annual Baccalaureate Aperitivo, an occasion in which John Cabot University graduates and their families meet with faculty and members of the community prior to the Commencement Ceremony.

40th Anniversary’s Commencement Largest in JCU History

40th Anniversary’s Commencement Largest in JCU History

On May 14th, John Cabot University held the 40th Commencement exercises in its history, celebrating the Class of 2012 at the wonderful Villa Aurelia, home of the American Academy in Rome and located on the city's Janiculum Hill, overlooking Rome's historic center and the Trastevere neighborhood.

Davide Ciferri Publishes Book on Economics for Kids

Davide Ciferri Publishes Book on Economics for Kids

John Cabot University Lecturer in Economics Davide Ciferri recently co-authored a book on economics for kids, published by Edizioni Lapis.

Professor Aaron Carpene to Conduct Bhutan’s First Ever Opera

Professor Aaron Carpene to Conduct Bhutan’s First Ever Opera

John Cabot University music professor Aaron Carpene has just returned from the University of Texas, El Paso, where he enjoyed great success promoting the Opera Bhutan project, of which he is creator, leader and musical director.