Gianni Cicali is an Associate Professor in the Italian Department at Georgetown University. As a native Florentine he is home now visiting family. We were very pleased to host Gianni at Villa Le Balze for a lecture on the history of Theatre and the Church in Italy.
This summer we are hosting 15 Hoyas and two professors from the Theology department. Ori Soltes and Theresa Sanders took their students to Rome this weekend for an unforgettable tour of the eternal city. During the course of the weekend we were very pleased to have met Peter L. Corsell (SFS 2000) who traveled to Rome to meet the group.
This Summer we ran a new program with Prof. Debora Spini that gave students the opportunity to intern with local organizations while studying local government. This first iteration of the program was a great success.
From left to right: Prof. George Shambaugh, Lena Duffield, Mayor of Fiesole Anna Ravoni, Kevin Voorhees Carroll, and Prof. Matt Kroenig.
Today we were very pleased to host J.D. and Maggie Dickenson at Villa Le Balze. Maggie studied at the villa in the Fall semester of 1994. She graduated from the College in 1996. Professor John Pfordresher was the faculty member in residence at the villa that semester. Maggie returned to Italy and the villa after twenty years for her fortieth birthday.