Classical Studies News

A Good Year: Alumna Marjorie Marino

A Good Year: Alumna Marjorie Marino

Marjorie Marino graduated from JCU in 2010, with a major in Humanistic Studies and a concentration in the Ancient World.

Classics as the Heart of Everything: Professor Thomas Govero

Classics as the Heart of Everything: Professor Thomas Govero

Tom Govero has taught at the high school and college level for over twenty years. He has degrees from St. Louis University and the University of Colorado-Boulder. In addition, he was a Fulbright scholar at the American Academy in Rome. He has taught classics at John Cabot University since 2003.

Prof. Bessi on “The Wine Show”

Prof. Bessi on “The Wine Show”

Professor Benedetta Bessi, who teaches Classical Studies and Ancient History at JCU, recently lent her expertise in ancient Roman wine to the British ITV channel.

Welcome New Professor Dr. Seth N. Jaffe

Welcome New Professor Dr. Seth N. Jaffe

John Cabot University is pleased to welcome new professor of Political Science and Dr. Seth N. Jaffe International Affairs, Dr. Seth N. Jaffe, who will begin teaching in January 2017.

JCU Professor and Students Provide Image Palette for William Kentridge’s “Triumphs and Laments”

JCU Professor and Students Provide Image Palette for William Kentridge’s “Triumphs and Laments”

Rome's great new work of contemporary art was inaugurated on April 21, 2016.

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” Presented by JCU Theater Society

Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” Presented by JCU Theater Society

The John Cabot University Theater Society will perform the entirely student-directed production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap on March 22 and 23 at 7pm in the Aula Magna Regina.

JCU Alumna Charlie Northrop Overturns Centuries of Tradition at Cambridge College

JCU Alumna Charlie Northrop Overturns Centuries of Tradition at Cambridge College

Thanks to a successful campaign led by the transgender Cambridge student, college officials are rewriting the rules in order to allow women to wear trousers and men to wear skirts at formal dinners.

John Cabot University Celebrates 2015 Student Award Ceremony

John Cabot University Celebrates 2015 Student Award Ceremony

President Franco Pavoncello, Vice President and Dean Mary Merva, and Vice President Andrea Giummarra praised this year's group of winners, not just for their impressive academic achievements, but also for the many ways in which they have contributed to the growth of John Cabot University.

John Cabot University Presents the 2014 Student Awards

John Cabot University Presents the 2014 Student Awards

"We are here to celebrate the success of our students and the special spirit of our community," said John Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello.

JCU Professors Publish in the American Journal of Ancient History

JCU Professors Publish in the American Journal of Ancient History

This 600 page volume of the American Journal of Ancient History (AJAH) contains 20 peer-reviewed papers delivered at the conference "The Roman Empire during the Severan Dynasty."

“Greek Night” Brings Ancient Culture of Food and Wine to JCU

“Greek Night” Brings Ancient Culture of Food and Wine to JCU

The event was hosted by Professor Benedetta Bessi and her "Wine and the Culture of Drinking in Antiquity" students in the Aula Magna Regina.

Study Abroad Student Testimonial: Alex Zafran

Study Abroad Student Testimonial: Alex Zafran

Read student Alex Zafran's account of his time spent studying abroad at John Cabot University, and how the cultural diversity he found enriched his experience.

Bridging the Gap: Marking the 1700th Anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

Bridging the Gap: Marking the 1700th Anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge

October 28, 312 AD marks the date Constantine defeated rival emperor Maxentius near the Milvian Bridge, bringing him one step closer to being the sole ruler of the Roman Empire. JCU's Classical Studies program commemorated this event on May 24-25, 2012 in the form of a conference and guided tours of important Constantinian sites.

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.

2012 JCU Student Award Winners Announced!

2012 JCU Student Award Winners Announced!

John Cabot University held its annual student award ceremony on April 12th, on Guarini Campus's beautiful Secchia Terrace. President Franco Pavoncello and Dean Mary Merva praised this year's group of winners, not just for their impressive academic achievements, but also for the many ways in which they have contributed to the growth of John Cabot University.