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A British excavation has struck archaeological gold with a discovery that may solve the mystery of where the Queen of Sheba of biblical legend derived her fabled treasures.

On April 7, Prof Anna Sasso’s Global Fashion Marketing students indulged in a world of the Italian luxury at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, which is the perfect place to find your favorite brands at reduced prices.

An afternoon full of beautiful sights, wonderful food, flavorful wine, and intriguing conversations sounds like the perfect way to spend any sunny day in Italy.

I began my internship at ThreeBond Singapore Company on July 3rd, 2017. It was one of the most engaging and interesting experiences of my life.

ThreeBond Company gave me wonderful opportunities to work in each department: Finance, Sales, Business Operation Supply, Logistics, and Human Resources. I was excited to learn about the work.

I was concerned in the beginning that I could not contribute to the company as I was their first intern student and I did not know what work I would do. However, my amazing colleagues taught me kindly and I always had the opportunity to ask for assistance. After the internship was finished, I wrote an internship report about my experiences and a company analysis. I hope my reports will help the company to develop and improve.

Additionally, I changed my perspective, especially about finance. Before this internship, I thought I would not work in finance in the future. However, now I am interested in finance. I learned the importance of finance in organizing cash flow of the company. This ThreeBond Internship Program helped me to learn what I want to do in the future and it helped me to find myself.

In the Summer of 2017, I had the pleasure of interning at the American Academy in Rome, specifically in their extensive research library. I shared this experience with my fellow AUR resident Taneisha Tamayo, and together we assisted the library staff with shifting books on all floors of the library to reorganize the collection, leave space for certain volumes to grow, and free shelves for incoming additions.

From this internship, I have gained a deeper understanding and respect for library science, and will definitely consider working in a similar environment in the future. Being an art history major, and Taneisha an archaeology and classics major, we were very much in our element: the library’s main focus was in fact on both our majors. We even got to take home some books destined to be donated or sold. I myself managed to find the 7th edition of Gardner’s “Art Through the Ages” among these books, an art history student’s bread and butter.

Mary Beard has said she faced a “torrent of aggressive insults” on social media after posting messages asserting the ethnic diversity of Roman Britain.

Travel broadens the horizon, as the anonymous “they” tell us. But they omit to point out how digging deep beneath the earth’s surface can broaden even more.

Since the Federal Republic of Germany’s admission into NATO in 1955, German–American relations have been a cornerstone of transatlantic and European security and stability. Both Washington and pre-unification Bonn championed liberal democracy, free trade and fundamental civil and human rights.

On 27 April 2017 at the American University of Rome, Dr. Lyal S. Sunga honored the memory of the University’s late Professor, James Walston, with a public lecture titled "What is Democracy without Human Rights or the Rule of Law? Dr. Sunga first places the issue in philosophic and historical perspective and then explains how the rise of international human rights law arose in the aftermath of World War Two as a reaction against Nazi and Fascist abuse of democracy, human dignity and the rule of law. He then contrasts the success of the global human rights movement with the paucity of international norms on democratic governance and the rule of law since 1945. He contends that democratic governance today has to be measured by the extent to which it promotes and protects human rights and the rule of law. Finally, he reflects upon what democracy is without human rights or the rule of law, and takes questions from the audience.

AUR graduate Tiffany Burrafato (BUS ’17) has an extraordinary Event Management internship with the Rome Chamber Music Festival ( this summer, hosted in the magnificent Pietro da Cortona hall of the 17th century Palazzo BarberiniFounded and directed by American violinist Robert McDuffie, the prestigious Rome Chamber Music Festival is a celebration of classical and contemporary chamber music, and has become one of the most anticipated events on Rome’s cultural and social calendar.