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Alumnus Simone Amorico, owner of Access Italy, a top luxury tourism company with clientele including Oprah and the Obamas, returned to AUR recently to share his enthusiasm and experience in this rapidly expanding sector with students in Marketing for Travel and Tourism.

AUR student Derek Cebrian spent 10 days this summer attending a Latin poetry composition workshop in Sicily: Inter Versiculos IV along with Professor Paul Gwynne (Programme Director for

As 2019 draws closer, so does an important milestone for The American University of Rome: our 50th Anniversary.

A very special milestone is fast approaching for AUR: in 2019, our University will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The commemoration of this will include an exhibition of AUR’s history so far, and on October 3rd a sneak peek of this exhibition was revealed to the community.

October 3rd saw the return of our annual Entertainment Forum, and we were delighted to welcome actress Kate Walsh as our guest of honor this year. 

Professor Paul Gwynne, Director of the B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies and B.A. Fine Art programs, has just returned from a presigious conference in Innsbruck where he presented a paper on 'Love and Heroism in Jesuit Epic: Refashioning Nisus and Euryalus'

Italian born Dr. Maria Galli Stampino, formerly with the University of Miami, has been named Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at The American University of Rome (AUR). 
Stampino, born in Gallarate, Lombardia, began her duties at AUR on August 27. She will oversee all aspects of the academic undergraduate experience at the university, the oldest American-degree granting institution in Rome.

Dr. Luca Ratti, adjunct professor in AUR’s International Relations and Global Politics program, travelled to the US and Romania over the summer to offer his expertise at conferences on global security issues.

New contemporary artworks by AUR Adjunct Professor in Fine Arts, Marina Buening, will be on exhibit at StudioTiEpolo 38 gallery, culture club and lounge bar, in Rome, from Sept. 21-Oct. 27. Free and open to the public.