Faculty News

JCU Welcomes New and Returning Students to Fall 2012!

JCU Welcomes New and Returning Students to Fall 2012!

The John Cabot University faculty, staff, and student body are pleased to welcome new and returning degree-seeking and visiting students.

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.

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 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.

Professor Geoghegan Hosts Workshop for Italian High School Students

Professor Geoghegan Hosts Workshop for Italian High School Students

John Cabot University welcomed students from Liceo Isacco Newton, along with their professors Cinzia Cetraro and Roberto Ingravalle, for an all-day Creative Writing Workshop, hosted by JCU professor Elizabeth Geoghegan.

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.

JCU’s Frohring Library Presents JCU Authors 2012 Exhibit

JCU’s Frohring Library Presents JCU Authors 2012 Exhibit

John Cabot University is delighted to present the JCU Authors 2012 exhibit, currently being held until May 27th in the Frohring Library reference room.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JCU’s MUN Society Hosts Conference on Israel-Palestine Conflict

JCU’s MUN Society Hosts Conference on Israel-Palestine Conflict

On March 30th and 31st, two dozen Italian high school students ascended into John Cabot University to participate in John Cabot University's Model United Nations (JCUMUN) Conference, sponsored by JCU's Model United Nations Society.