Faculty News

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.

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.

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.

Career Fair 2012 a Huge Success

Career Fair 2012 a Huge Success

Career Fair 2012, which took place on April 20th, was a huge success. Twenty companies, including such well-known organizations such as IFAD, IDLO, US EMBASSY, E&Y, Alpitour and Leo Burnett, gave a presentation in a packed Aula Magna Regina.

Professor Antonio Lopez Published in Essay Anthologies

Professor Antonio Lopez Published in Essay Anthologies

John Cabot University Lecturer in Communications Antonio Lopez has recently been published in two essay anthologies dealing with media education and alternatives to the current monetary system respectively.

Book Giornalisti di Regime Praised by Il Corriere della Sera

Book Giornalisti di Regime Praised by Il Corriere della Sera

Pierluigi Allotti, who teaches communications at JCU, recently published Giornalisti di regime. La stampa italiana tra fascismo e antifascismo (Journalists of the Regime. The Italian Press Between Fascism and Antifascism) 1922-1948, Carocci, Rome.

JCU Student Government Hosts International Student Leadership Conference

JCU Student Government Hosts International Student Leadership Conference

From Thursday April 12th to Sunday April 15th, John Cabot University's Student Government will host the 3rd Annual International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC), bringing together Student Government organizations from American and English-speaking Universities from across the globe.

John Cabot Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert Delights Crowds

John Cabot Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert Delights Crowds

A magical musical night was held in celebration of the 40th anniversary of John Cabot University on Friday, March 30th. The John Cabot Chamber Orchestra, led by director and violin soloist Lorenzo Colitto, filled the Renaissance halls of the Palazzo della Cancelleria, historically known as one of the centers of musical life in Rome.