Italy Reads News

2015 Student Video Contest Award Ceremony Hosted by Italy Reads

2015 Student Video Contest Award Ceremony Hosted by Italy Reads

Each year, prizes are awarded to the classes that produce the best 3-minute videos inspired by a work of American literature selected as the focus of the annual program.

Italy Reads 2015 Welcomes Keynote Address Speaker, Professor Alessandro Portelli

Italy Reads 2015 Welcomes Keynote Address Speaker, Professor Alessandro Portelli

Portelli is professor of American Literature at the University of Roma - 'La Sapienza'.

Author Jhumpa Lahiri, JCU 2013 Writer in Residence, to Receive National Humanities Medal

Author Jhumpa Lahiri, JCU 2013 Writer in Residence, to Receive National Humanities Medal

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 10, and will be conferred by President Barack Obama.

Professor Dews Receives Award for Italy Reads from the National Association of Italian School Principals

Professor Dews Receives Award for Italy Reads from the National Association of Italian School Principals

JCU professor Carlos Dews, founder and Director of the Italy Reads program was awarded the Premio Romei for commitment to the education of younger generations by the Italian National Association of School Principals and Professors

Professor Vanda Wilcox Gives Lecture on Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” from a Historian’s Perspective

Professor Vanda Wilcox Gives Lecture on Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” from a Historian’s Perspective

On October 21st, John Cabot University's Italy Reads presented a lecture by Professor Vanda Wilcox on Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms from a historical prospective.

Twenty Teachers from Italian High Schools Participate in the Italy Reads Masterclass at JCU

Twenty Teachers from Italian High Schools Participate in the Italy Reads Masterclass at JCU

On Tuesday, October 14th twenty teachers from Italian high schools attended the Italy Reads Masterclass for Teachers in JCU's Aula Magna Regina.

Italy Reads Keynote Address by Prof. Ammary on A Farewell to Arms

Italy Reads Keynote Address by Prof. Ammary on A Farewell to Arms

There was standing room only in John Cabot University's Aula Magna Regina for the Italy Reads 2014-2015 Keynote Address by Professor Silvia Ammary.

Winners of Italy Reads 2013 Student Video Contest Announced!

Winners of Italy Reads 2013 Student Video Contest Announced!

On the 19th of February, a joyous crowd of Italian high school students and teachers were joined by representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America in Italy to watch the videos of the finalists in this year's Italy Reads Student Video Contest.

Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan’s New E-Book a Best Seller on Amazon

Professor Elizabeth Geoghegan’s New E-Book a Best Seller on Amazon

Only a week after publication, the e-book ranks 1 in the Kindle Store's "hot new releases" for essays and is among Amazon's current best sellers.

Creative Writing Institute Welcomes Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jhumpa Lahiri

Creative Writing Institute Welcomes Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jhumpa Lahiri

Following the reading, and before a book-signing opportunity, Ms Lahiri responded to questions from the audience. She shared her approach to writing and life as a writer as well as her attitude toward language, learning new languages and writing in a second or third language.

JCU is Honored to Welcome Acclaimed Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri

JCU is Honored to Welcome Acclaimed Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri

Ms. Lahiri will be delivering the Italy Reads 2013 keynote address on November 6th, 2013.

Italy Writes 2013 Winners Receive Awards from Jhumpa Lahiri

Italy Writes 2013 Winners Receive Awards from Jhumpa Lahiri

You are invited to visit the John Cabot University Vimeo channel where you can find the video recording of the June 20th Italy Writes Award Ceremony.

Creative Writing Institute Welcomes Francesca Marciano

Creative Writing Institute Welcomes Francesca Marciano

John Cabot University's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation welcomed Francesca Marciano on June 17th, for a reading of her recent work.

Italy Reads 2013 Starts with Bengali Lunch

Italy Reads 2013 Starts with Bengali Lunch

On Saturday, May 25th, JCU welcomed fifteen teachers from eight different Italian high schools and one international school to the first of three Teacher Training Workshops.

Congratulations to Class of 2013 Valedictorian Kirila Cvetkovska!

Congratulations to Class of 2013 Valedictorian Kirila Cvetkovska!

John Cabot University's Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva is pleased to announce the Valedictorian for the Class of 2013 - Kirila Cvetkovska.

Italy Reads Goes to Naples!

Italy Reads Goes to Naples!

On Friday, 9 November six Italy Reads 2012 Volunteers together with JCU Prof. Elizabeth Geoghegan traveled to ISIS 'E. De Nicola' in Naples for the second visit between students in the framework of the Italy Reads 2012 program.

Going Strong at 75: Italy Reads Volunteers Preparing for Fall 2012

Going Strong at 75: Italy Reads Volunteers Preparing for Fall 2012

A record 75 student volunteers have signed up to participate in JCU's Italy Reads, John Cabot University's community-based reading and cultural exchange program. Students committed themselves to prepare for the Italy Reads program by volunteering to read 'The Great Gatsby' and  work with the over 30 Italian Public High Schools that are part of this program of cultural exchange around.

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.

Habemus Valedictorian: Congratulations to Sofia Barry!

Habemus Valedictorian: Congratulations to Sofia Barry!

John Cabot University's Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Merva is pleased to announce the Valedictorian for the Class of 2012 - Sofia Barry. Sofia is graduating summa cum laude with a Major in International Affairs and Minors in Economics and History.