Communications News

John Cabot University Student Film Showcase 2018

Student Film Showcase organized by the John Cabot University Department of Communications and the Digital Media Lab took place on April 19, 2018. The event was hosted Professor Brian Thomson, Coordinator of the Digital Media Lab. The event featured 15 short films recently produced by JCU students and staff.

(W)rapping the Tunisian Revolution: A Lecture by Nouri Gana

JCU Department of Communications hosted Nouri Gana on April 11, 2018. Entitled “(W)rapping the Tunisian Revolution,” the talk was a JCU Media and Communication Speaker Series event.

JCU Communications Professors Participate in International Journalism Festival

On April 12, JCU Communications professors Donatella Della Ratta and Marco Ferrari participated in the International Festival of Journalism in Perugia, Italy.

The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows

The Arab Archive: Mediated Memories and Digital Flows is a two-day workshop that examines the political economy of the Arab Image, and reflects upon the materiality, ethics, and aesthetics of filming, distributing and archiving post-2011.

The Future of Newspaper Publishing: Emanuele Bevilacqua

The Department of Modern Languages and Literature and the Communications Department welcomed Emanuele Bevilacqua from University of Italian Switzerland in Lugano to CMS/ITS 322 Italian Media and Popular Culture class on March 13.

New Project by Professor Mike Watson: The Revolution Will Be Live-Streamed

On March 24, Communications professor Mike Watson will present The Revolution Will be Live-Streamed, an exhibition in Palermo, Italy, featuring an audiovisual installation together with multimedia works. This project is an anticipation of Politics of Dissonance - a festival of sound, noise, political video, and VJ performance - selected an official collateral event of Manifesta 12.

John Cabot University Welcomes Jazz Pianist Enrico Pieranunzi

The Communication Department hosted Enrico Pieranunzi on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Organized in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, the event was called “Jazz in Europe: A Lecture and Piano Performance by Enrico Pieranunzi.”

Sound Design in Film: JCU Welcomes Gustavo Costantini

On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Department of Communications and Media Studies welcomed Professor Gustavo Costantini, an Argentinian sound designer and film scholar.

Blackness and Borderscapes: JCU Welcomes Dr. SA Smythe

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 the Department of Communications and Media Studies hosted an encounter with Dr. SA Smythe. The event was organized in collaboration with JCU’s Queer Alliance and the Africans in the World Culture Club.

Student Karima 2G Publishes Article in Corriere della Sera Newspaper

Communications and Political Science student Karima 2G published an article in the Corriere della Sera, one of Italy's major newspapers. She discusses racism, stereotypes, and how she uses her music to combat prejudice.

Expression through Music: Student Karima 2G Teaches Elementary School Children

Student Karima 2G started teaching at primary school Carlo Pisacane, in Rome, for the project “Laboratori di autonarrazione per giovani apprendisti.”

JCU Hosts the Screening of A Ciambra: Italy’s Candidate for Oscar

The JCU Media and Communication Speaker Series and the Department of Communications hosted the screening of "A Ciambra" by Jonas Carpignano.

Professors Sarram and Lòpez Interviewed on Fake News by NPR

Christopher Livesay, JCU Communications professor and NPR correspondent, interviewed Professors Peter Sarram and Antonio Lòpez on fake news.

By the Book: English Literature Alumna Christine Modafferi

Christine was born in the United States, but grew up in a small town called Caulonia, in Calabria, right at the tip of Italy’s boot. She graduated from JCU with a major in English Literature and a minor in Communications.

The Icon of Post-Everything Music: JCU Welcomes Guitarist Mike Cooper

The JCU Department of Communications welcomed musician Mike Cooper to perform a soundtrack to the 1935 silent film Legong: Dance of the Virgins.