Posted by: Villa Le Balze | April 1, 2015

Laura Benedetti

Yesterday we were very honored to host Prof. Laura Benedetti, chair of the Italian Department at Georgetown University. She discussed the works of Lucrezia Marinella, a Venetian author of the 16th century. Professor Benedetti recently translated and edited a book by Marinella that was only recently discovered.

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Posted by: Villa Le Balze | April 1, 2015

Lecture by Rab Hatfield

Recently we hosted Professor Rab Hatfield who lectured on the Three Mona Lisas. We enjoyed a fascinating description of the life and evolution of one of the most famous works of art in the world.

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Posted by: Villa Le Balze | March 25, 2015

Georgetown alumni at Villa Le Balze

Yesterday we were fortunate to host the Annick family at Villa Le Balze.  Tim Annick (CAS ’16) is in residence at the villa this semester. His father Greg Annick (MSB ’86) spent a week one summer at the villa and his mother Nancy McAniff Annick (CAS ’86) spent a semester here.

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Tim, Nancy, Greg.

Posted by: Villa Le Balze | February 16, 2015

Ryan Dodge and Shannon Shaw at Villa Le Balze

Today we were so pleased to host Ryan Dodge (VLB ’11, MSB ’12) and Shannon Shaw (MSB ’12) at Villa Le Balze for lunch.

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Posted by: Villa Le Balze | February 11, 2015

Maurizio Arfaioli at Villa Le Balze

Yesterday we launched our lecture series this semester with Prof. Maurizio Arfaioli who spoke to us about the Sala Grande of the Palazzo Vecchio and the cycle of frescoes and paintings celebrating the military conquests of Florence in the 16th century.

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Posted by: Villa Le Balze | February 11, 2015

Tim and Nancy Joyce at Villa Le Balze

Today we were pleased to host Tim Joyce (Law ’73) and Nancy Joyce (’74) for lunch at Villa Le Balze.

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Posted by: Villa Le Balze | January 11, 2015

Orientation

On Thursday we greeted our Spring semester group of 18 Hoyas. We have spent the last few days getting to know each other better. We are very pleased to spend this semester with Prof. Terry Reynolds.

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Posted by: Villa Le Balze | December 5, 2014

Falstaff “Tutto nel mondo è burla… Tutti gabbati!”

Yesterday evening we went to the opera at the Nuovo Teatro dell’ Opera di Firenze to see Falstaff.

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Posted by: Villa Le Balze | December 4, 2014

James Fitzgerald at Villa Le Balze

On Tuesday we hosted former FBI profiler James Fitzgerald who delivered a lecture on the use of forensic linguistics in some high profile cases in the United States during his career.

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Posted by: Villa Le Balze | November 12, 2014

Prof. Monica Barni on Linguistic Landscapes

Yesterday we hosted guest lecturer Prof. Monica Barni of the Università per Stranieri di Siena. Prof. Barni’s research is on linguistic landscapes. She was invited by Prof. Natalie Schilling of the Georgetown University Linguistics Department.

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