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.
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.
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.
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.