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This article - originally written for Art History Teaching Resources, a Samuel H. Kress Foundation-funded site for compiling instructional aids for art history instructors and published at http://arthist

The American University of Rome mounted a wonderful thanksgiving dinner. Over 120 came from as far away as Sacramento. The atmosphere was familial and warm as we packed this host in our underground theatre and ate turkey and an idiosyncratic Italian version of stuffing.

 

Reggio Emilia, Italy, the 2nd International Congress on “Clinical Needs and Translational Research in Oncology”.

EmoryDean’s List students from all of AUR's major programs have the chance to prove that they can, as AUR’s mission states, “live and work across cultures.” Top perfo

With the aim of integrating scholarly research material with direct observation and tasting experiences, the field trip to the Umbria region was a unique experience.

My internship at The Italian Banking, Insurance, and Finance Federation (FeBAF) revolved mainly around economic and finance rather than international relations (my major), although international relations was incorporated in many aspects. Starting my internship, I was not expecting my tasks to be so heavily focused on economics, but looking back, I am grateful to have had this experience, as it brought another subject to my attention, one I’m now interested in studying. As a result of this internship experience I declared a minor in economics at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. During my internship, my main tasks were to translate documents, attend seminars and write summaries for FeBAF’s two newsletters - Lettera F in Italian and Spotlight in English, or carry out research on requested topics. I had various research assignments, all of which needed to be presented in English and Italian.

AUR students and faculty are invited to attend a conference on the boundaries of museum mediation taking place in Florence November 16-17, 2017.  The International symposium focuses both on the relationships between museums and audiences, and on the professional skills of museum mediators.

This course will lay out a framework for the interplay of food, health and sanitation, and child care as underlying determinant of nutrition. Using this framework the course will illustrate levers for change and the evidence on what works to improve nutrition, from both the standpoint of economic returns as well as human rights.

This course runs from January 8-19, 2018. Monday-Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm.
This course is part of the M.A. in Food Studies and is also open to anyone who would like to audit the class for a fee of 900 Euros.

During the Summer of 2017 I was offered the opportunity to intern at the American Academy of Rome. Specifically I would be assisting with placement of the incoming books and handling non-required texts in the Library.

The Library of the American Academy houses over 160,000 collections of books with a focus on Classical Studies, The Arts, and Food Studies. It has over three floors holding this vast collection of books and my main task was to manage shifting books to allow for an incoming 20,000 books.

There was plenty of shifting to do and not much time to do it. The shifting took place during August when the Library was closed to the public and needed to be done before it opened again. It was very physical work and I was constantly moving, yet at the same time it was somewhat peaceful. While interning at the American Academy I began to understand more about the type of worker I am and how I manage working under time pressure. I learned to manage my time better, for example; which project it was better to take on at what time for instance, and I also learned to set mini goals every day to make the job more satisfying and motivating. Another important skill I acquired from this internship was working as part of a team, which I know I can take with me to future jobs. While working with other people I understood that everyone has their own pace and you need to find a way to meet in the middle, which was completely new to me; I appreciated this aspect the most.

Bronwyn SweeneyAUR Alumna and Business Club founding member Bronwyn Sweeney (BUS ’07) flew in from London, returning to AUR to engage students through a discussion of the day-to-day life of an adver