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Freedom to Think Otherwise: Philosophy Professor Brunella Antomarini

Freedom to Think Otherwise: Philosophy Professor Brunella Antomarini

Brunella Antomarini, is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at John Cabot University. She has a pluri-disciplinary formation in contemporary epistemology, aesthetics and philosophy, semiotics, theory of poetry, and anthropology.

Adversity Builds Character: Study Abroad Student Peter Donaldson

Adversity Builds Character: Study Abroad Student Peter Donaldson

Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Peter Donaldson is a senior at Texas Christian University. A double major in Political Science and International Business with a minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, in Summer 2021 Peter studied abroad at JCU, where he interned at the Web Communications Office.

EasyDesk by Alumnus Enrico Barchiesi Selected for Acceleration Program at CesenaLab

EasyDesk by Alumnus Enrico Barchiesi Selected for Acceleration Program at CesenaLab

EasyDesk, an app created by John Cabot University alumnus Enrico Barchiesi, was selected for a 9-month acceleration program with CesenaLab. EasyDesk is an app that allows students to book spaces on campus in order to maintain social distance.

Meet Professor Carlos Dews, JCU’s New Dean of Academic Affairs

Meet Professor Carlos Dews, JCU’s New Dean of Academic Affairs

A leading authority on the life and work of American author Carson McCullers, Professor Carlos Dews has recently been appointed Dean of Academic Affairs. 

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Meet Political Science Student Katarina Djorovic

Katarina Djorovic is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Business Administration, Communications, and Italian Studies. She is a recipient of the Marija Govedarica Memorial Scholarship.

A Learner’s Mindset: Study Abroad Student Grace Vanderslice

A Learner’s Mindset: Study Abroad Student Grace Vanderslice

Grace Vanderslice is a senior at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth. She studied abroad at JCU in Summer 2021. 

Culture is the Key: Communications Graduate Jay Manari

Culture is the Key: Communications Graduate Jay Manari

Jay Manari is a non-binary Italian director, writer, and filmmaker who graduated from JCU in 2015 with a B.A. in Communications. In September 2021 Jay will start a part-time Ph.D. program on the “Anatomy of a Politically Incorrect Directing Method: Feminism, Transfeminism and Beyond” at the University of Birmingham.

Classics, the Best of its Kind: Professor Thomas Govero

Classics, the Best of its Kind: Professor Thomas Govero

Classics Professor Thomas Govero has taught at the high school and college level for over twenty years. He has taught classics at John Cabot University since 2003.

The European Metamorphosis: Europe in a Post Pandemic World

The European Metamorphosis: Europe in a Post Pandemic World

The Conference Francesco Lapenta, Founding Director of the JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies participated in the international conference: “The European Metamorphosis: Europe in a Post Pandemic World” held from June 18- 20, 2021 in Taormina and Messina, Sicily.

Italy Starts Program Announces Winning Team

Italy Starts Program Announces Winning Team

On June 25, 2021, 15 Italy Starts Teams presented their entrepreneurial ideas to resolve a perceived challenge to the environment. The teams, which developed their ideas during the 5-week program, were composed of 4-6 Italian high school students (Mentees) and 2-4 American University undergraduate students (Mentors), for a total of 100 participants.

A Conversation with Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Operations Dr. Jose B. Alvarez

A Conversation with Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Operations Dr. Jose B. Alvarez

Dr. Jose B. Alvarez was born in Venezuela and has worked and lived on three continents. He has worked as JCU’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Operations for two years. He holds a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies: culture, film, literature from Arizona State University.

AI Ethics and Diplomacy: an Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Event

AI Ethics and Diplomacy: an Institute of Future and Innovation Studies Event

The JCU Institute of Future and Innovation Studies organized the online lecture “AI Talk Live: AI Ethics and Diplomacy - Multilateralism & The International Governance of AI with Dr. Eugenio Vargas Garcia (UN, UNESCO),” held on June 30, 2021.

Bringing Queer Culture to JCU: Meet Student Miguel Avides.

Bringing Queer Culture to JCU: Meet Student Miguel Avides.

John Cabot University student Miguel Avides is from Porto, Portugal. An International Affairs major and Psychology minor, he will be the Vice President of the JCU Queer Alliance starting in Fall 2021. 

A Conversation with JCU President Franco Pavoncello

A Conversation with JCU President Franco Pavoncello

Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Dr. Franco Pavoncello, who has a Ph.D. in Political Science, has been President of JCU since 2005.

Professor Bertini-Bezzi Presents Paper at Canadian Association for Italian Studies Conference

Professor Bertini-Bezzi Presents Paper at Canadian Association for Italian Studies Conference

Italian Professor Ada Bertini Bezzi presented a paper called "Blended Learning: Strategie e criticità vissute sul campo" (Blended Learning: Strategies and Critical Issues from the Field) at the 2021 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Italian Studies, held online on June 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2021.

Guarini Institute Launches Inaugural Panel on Clubhouse

Guarini Institute Launches Inaugural Panel on Clubhouse

The JCU Guarini Institute for Public Affairs hosted an inaugural panel on the social-audio application Clubhouse to discuss the U.S. President Joe Biden's first six months in office as well as the projected future of his administration.