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January Abroad: Chapman Students Carry on Field Research in Rome

January 29, 2024 by Federico Pacchioni | News

Rome is the quintessential site for examining the evolution of various cultural phenomena across millennia, the structuring of political power, intertextual relationships in virtually all of the arts, the development of religion, the aesthetic exploration of place, and more. The city stands as a theater of humanity where themes and questions can be explored within

Veronique Olivier Awarded Two Grants to Facilitate Global Exchange

January 26, 2024 by Allison DeVries | News

Dr. Veronique Olivier (World Languages and Cultures) was recently awarded a $14,280 grant from the Cultural Services French Embassy in the United States’ Transatlantic Mobility Program. Dr. Olivier plans to continue facilitating virtual exchanges between Caen and Chapman students during the 2023-24 academic year. Ultimately, this initiative seeks to build a bilateral partnership that will

Bridges to Life The Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research: Windows to Italy Series

October 10, 2023 by Sweet Lou Mader Dauk | Events

The Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research hosted its first talk in the Windows to Italy series with a lecture by Dr. Thomas Harrison, a professor of Italian Studies at UCLA, whose lecture explored how the concept of bridges is a staple in Italian history. Introducing the series’s concept, Institute Director Dr. Federico Pacchioni

A Historic Event for the Amahuaca People of Peru

May 27, 2023 by | News

The Amahuaca people number fewer than 1,000 individuals, of whom only 330 speak the Native language. For the first time, thanks to the work of Wilkinson College’s Dr. Pilar Valenzuela, representatives from all the Amahuaca villages gathered in the city of Pucallpa in Peru to assess the status of their Native language and prepare a

Razzano Family Legacy Gift Strengthens the Future of Italian Studies at Chapman University

April 21, 2023 by Dr. Federico Pacchioni | News

Mr. Razzano is a third-generation Italian American with ancestral roots in Campania, Italy. In 2018, he met Dr. Federico Pacchioni, the founding director of the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research, while attending the Italian Perspectives series. Impressed by the Italian Studies Program at Chapman, the two men struck up a friendship. After a

Ferrucci Family’s $1.5 Million Gift Fuels Chapman University Students’ Continued Studies in Italy The second major gift announced by Chapman in as many months puts the interdisciplinary studies curriculum focus on filmmaking, food culture and music, and brings the campaign total to nearly $318 million

March 14, 2023 by Cerise Valenzuela Metzger | News

Chapman University announced Saturday, March 11 that a $1.5 million gift from the Ferrucci family will create the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science. The cross-disciplinary program will support Italy-based research and coursework for faculty and students. Federico Pacchioni, who holds the Sebastian P. (Paul)

Italian Studies and Dodge College of Film Collaborate in Italy

July 7, 2022 by Federico Pacchioni | News

The Italian Studies program in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Film and Media Studies program in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts joined efforts to develop a unique educational experience in Bologna, Italy for both undergraduate and graduate students.. The newly designed travel course created a space for students

The Extraordinary Life of Foreign Language Learners Faculty Books

May 26, 2022 by | News

Wilkinson College’s Federico Pacchioni (Sebastian P. and Marybelle Musco Endowed Chair and Director of Italian Studies) recently had his seventh book published, “The extraordinary life of foreign language learners. Harnessing the rewards of the multilingual experience.” Co-written with author Gian Marco Faresea, the book investigates the foreign language learning experience, its deeper rewards, and implications

Wilkinson Honors Key Faculty Upon Their Retirement 

August 24, 2021 by | News

Four long-time Chapman University faculty in Wilkinson College announced their retirement last spring and the  Voice of Wilkinson would like to celebrate and recognize these individuals for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to Wilkinson College, the heart and soul of Chapman University. Thank you and good luck in your next chapter! Dr. Paul Apodaca

Chapman University President Endows Bernardino Telesio Professorship in Italian Studies The $1 million legacy gift will ensure a strong future for the study of Italian language and culture at Chapman.

August 16, 2021 by Staci Dumoski | News

Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D., 13th president of Chapman University, has created a $1 million legacy gift for Chapman. He has designated the Italian Studies program of the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy that, upon his passing, will endow the Bernardino Telesio

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