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Earthquake report: Sun. 30 October 2016

Once again an earthquake has been felt in Rome this morning. Again, as far as we know, there are no problems in the city, we are far from the epicentre. We encourage students, for the peace of mind of your loved ones, to drop them a line or give them a call to let them know you’re ok.

If any student has been effected by the quake and needs assistance, please call the University’s emergency contact number.

Undergraduate applications open for Spring and Fall 2017

Are you a dreamer, an adventurer? Are you looking outside your normal comfort zone? Join our diverse, multi-cultural, international community in Rome. We are now accepting applications for Spring (Undergraduate) and Fall (Undergraduate and Graduate) 2017: submit your application today.

J-Term: Applications open for Spring 2017 short courses

The American University of Rome offers a J-Term (January Term) with the aim of providing AUR resident and visiting students with exciting learning experiences, J-term offers fast paced courses addressing interest-worthy topics and areas of study. Spend 2 weeks in Rome, earn 3 credits, and enjoy all that Italy has to offer.

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Sharon Hecker is an art historian and curator specializing in Italian modern and contemporary art. Based in Los Angeles and Milan, she has published extensively on Medardo Rosso, Lucio Fontana, and Luciano Fabro. Her publications include Medardo Rosso: Second Impressions (Yale University Press, 2004) and A Moment’s Monument: Medardo Rosso and the International Origins of


In view of the forthcoming 500th anniversary celebration of Raphael’s death (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Urbino 1483 – Rome 1520), an international conference to focus on the reception of Raphael and the history of collections


The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies is a fully peer-reviewed English language journal, which explores Italian cinema and media as sites of crossing, allowing critical discussion of the work of filmmakers, artists in the film industry and media professionals. The journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, celebrate new directors and accented cinema, and examine Italy as a geo-cultural locus for contemporary debate on translocal cinema.

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Award-winning journalist, author and foreign policy analyst, Rula Jebreal, joins AUR as visiting professor.

An award-winning journalist, author and foreign policy analyst, Rula Jebreal has received accolades for her groundbreaking work in Italy, the United States and across the Middle East. Ms. Jebreal is a long-time friend and supporter of AUR who, we are very pleased to announce, has joined the faculty of the University as a Visiting Professor in the

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Reconciling tourism and heritage protection: lessons to be learnt from Vietnam.

In 2014 the spectacular Vietnamese site of Trang An received UNESCO World Heritage status becoming the eighth site in Vietnam to be honored in this way and the first in the country to be classified as a mixed site, equally important for both natural and cultural heritage. The beautiful limestone karst scenery is the backdrop for a rich historical heritage that includes temples, pagodas, paddy-fields, traditional villages and traces of Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. Less visible, but no less important, are the caves within the area that contain evidence of human exploitation dating back more than 30,000 years.

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Professor Kristien De Neve exhibits at RAW (Rome Art Week) from 24 to 29 October

As part of Rome Art Week, AUR’s Professor Kristien De Neve and Salvatore Travascio will open their studio at Via Tuscolana, 469 Roma to an audience of artistic participants who will join the artists in creating new works. The predominant theme will be “Relating to each other”, a theme dear to both artists, and the continuation of a project carried out for several years in different modes.

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