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Theater proves perfect stage for Italian instruction

Author: Charles Leavitt

Notre Dame hosts a student production of Carlo Goldoni's The Innkeeper on April 21 and 22 (Saturday and Sunday) in the Regis Philbin Studio Theatre in the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are at 2:30and7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $7 for faculty and staff, $6 for seniors and $5 for students.

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Symposium to explore antiquities, cultural property

Author: Charles Leavitt

The University of Notre Dame will welcome museum directors, archaeologists, art historians and international law scholars to campus Feb. 24 (Saturday) to explore issues concerning cultural property and its stewardship at a symposium titled The Acquisition and Exhibition of Classical Antiquities: Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives.

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Three historians receive fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies

Author: Charles Leavitt

Margaret Meserve was among the 60 winners selected from a pool of 878 applicants. Meserve, assistant professor of history specializing in early modern Europe and Renaissance, will continue her study titled A Renaissance of News: The Italian Market in Printed Political Information, 1470-1527. Examining a large sampling of Renaissance news, Meserve explores the literary strategies Renaissance authors used to interpret the news of their time, and traces the connections among authors, printers, readers and states seeking to control the flow of information.

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Undergraduate research expands boundaries of learning

Author: Charles Leavitt

One of this year's research projects explored the art and artifact on tombstones of poets inRomeandNaples- both Italian and those of expatriates.Having been impressed by the beauty of Italian cemeteries while studying abroad, recent PLS graduate Mary Elizabeth Steffan embarked on a project titledA Poetic Pilgrimage: Investigating the Great BooksTombstones,in which she examined the tombstones of Dante, Virgil, Keats and Shelley and others to find out how they were buried and if their physical memorials defined their identities, their works and their memory.

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Three ND Press titles edited by faculty win national awards

Author: Charles Leavitt

Accounting for Dante: Urban Readers and Writers in Late Medieval Italy received the Moder n Language Association of Americas Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies, and Understanding Dante received an Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice Magazine. Theodore J. Cachey, professor of Romance languages and literatures and the Albert J. Ravarino Family Director of the Devers Program in Dante Studies, and Christian Moevs, associate professor of Romance languages and literatures, co-edited both volumes.

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Architecture professor honored in Scaglione Prize competition

Author: Charles Leavitt

A book by Ingrid D. Rowland, a visiting professor in the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture’s Rome Studies program, has received the only honorable mention in the 2005 competition for the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies. Titled The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery, the book was published last year by theUniversity of Chicago Press.

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Architecture professor examines Roman temples in new book

Author: Charles Leavitt

John Stamper, associate professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame, analyzes the evolution and development of Roman temples in his new book, The Architecture of Roman Temples: The Republic to the Middle Empire, published recently by Cambridge University Press.

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Art professor publishes new book on St. Augustine

Author: Charles Leavitt

In Augustine in the Italian Renaissance: Art and Philosophy from Petrarch to Michelangelo, Gill traces Augustines influence on thinkers and humanists from the 14 th to the mid-16 th century, and examines his representation in their portraits and painted narratives. The book also explores the intersection of his theological writings with Renaissance aesthetics.

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