News & Events Archive


Thursday, March 26th, 2009
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
River Campus, Robbins Library (4th Floor, Rush Rhees)
Arezzo Program Information Meeting
Thursday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m.
River Campus, Lattimore 401
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Interfaith Chapel - Main Sanctuary
Prominent pianist from Arezzo performing on the UR campus
(You Tube—January Concert in the Cathedral of Arezzo)

BACH-BUSONI—Chaconne in re minore
CLEMENTI—Sonata op. 12 n∞ 4
CAMBINI—Rimembranze da Paganini
LISZT—Grande fantasia da concerto sulla Sonnambula di V. Bellini
LISZT-BUSONI—Fantasia su 2 temi delle Nozze di Figaro di W. A. Mozart

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Learn about Archeology in central Italy with Professor Colantoni in the Summer and continue with Archeology in southern and central Italy with the Arezzo Program in the Fall!

Fall 2008

Festa della Castagnatura 2008

Arezzo, September 27, 2008

For readers of Italian—below you'll find links to news coverage from Italy of the September 27th event, Maccheroni e Solidarietà.

TV Coverage of Maccheroni e solidarietà by the Arezzo television station, Teletruria
(To view the Arezzo news, click on Archivio, Videocronaca, VA Sera 25/09/2008. The news on Maccheroni e solidarietà comes at the end.)

Arezzo, September 25, 2008

Donna Logan, Director on Location of the Arezzo Program, writes:

On Saturday [September 27], our group is going to learn pasta making from the true experts of the area in a town called Battifolle. The event has been tied into a large benefit to raise money to repair the church in the hamlet and support a volunteer group that is building a nursery in Tanzania. I was called to a press conference at city hall this morning for the evening news. The Italians are fascinated with the concept of American students, maccheroni and solidarity!

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Poster, Flyer, Maccheroni Article, Front Page of Newspaper

Poster Flyer Maccheroni Article Front Page Paper

Arezzo, September 16, 2008

Donna Logan, Director on Location of the Arezzo Program, writes:

"We've had an extraordinary beginning to the semester in Arezzo followed by Renato Perucchio's seminar in Pompei, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome. Please, read Allison Stokes' interview on the Rondine website."

Allison Stokes is founding director of the Women's Interfaith Institute, director of the Interfaith Chapel on the University of Rochester's River Campus and director of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester (New York State, Usa), founded by Arun Gandhi. As an expert of the non-violence movement she will give a speech at Rondine on the 7th October 2008. In this interview she anticipates some of the topics she will be talking about.

Villa San Marco

9.08.08 Professor Perucchio with archeologist Vincenzo Sabini—RAS,
Restoring Ancient Stabia Foundation—at Villa San Marco.


9.10.08 UR students listen to Professor Perucchio's lecture on the
archeological site of Herculaneum.

May 2008

In the month of May two events involving the City and the University of Rochester took place in Arezzo under the auspices of the Arezzo City Hall and the Petrarchan Academy—an encounter with Adam McFadden, Rochester City Councilor, on the theme of Senator Obama's candidacy to the Presidency of the United States, and a lecture on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., forty years after his death, delivered by Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio.

Obama Presidente

In coincidence with the first event, Federico Siniscalco showed a recently released version of Robert Drew's documentary, Crisis, on Governor Wallace's opposition to the enrollment of two black students at the University of Alabama in 1963.

The Italian subtitles in this version of the documentary were realized by the DavID laboratory—Digital audiovisual Intercultural Documentation—of the University of Siena/Arezzo under the direction of Federico Siniscalco.

Obama Presidente

This version of Crisis is already available in the U.S.A. through Amazon.

Download the brochures for these events:
Senator Obama's Candidacy
(PDF 785KB)
The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
(PDF 948KB)

February 10 - 15, 2008

Donna Logan, Director on Location of the Arezzo Program, and Monica Capacci, Assistant Director, guided a delegation of nineteen students from the University of Siena/Arezzo (UNISI) in a visit at the University of Rochester.

Visitors from Italy 2008

February 11, 2008

UNISI Students and UR students gathered with Italian Faculty, Arezzo Program Faculty, and the Study Abroad Director for an Italian Evening/Serata Italiana to celebrate Italian Studies on campus and in Arezzo.

Italian Evening/Serata Italiana 2008

February 13, 2008

Nearly 40 alumni and friends gathered at the New York apartment of Dr. Arnold Lisio ’56, ‘60M (MD) and Dr. Anne Moore Lisio to hear Donna Logan speak about the Arezzo Program. The evening’s host, Dr. Arnold Lisio greeted guests and told them of his great pleasure at discovering the existence of the Arezzo Program as he contemplated a gift to his 50th College reunion in 2006 as well as the opportunity to visit last summer. Dean of the College, Richard Feldman, also talked about the increasing emphasis on study abroad and international programs in the College’s academic offerings. A number of Arezzo “alumni” attended and shared with other guests their positive experiences and happy memories as participants in this distinctive University of Rochester program.

View a selection of images from the presentation

Boccaccio Fest

February 14, 2008

ROMANCE: Not all it’s Cracked Up to be! The DECAMERON on Stage. A bilingual, semi-dramatized delivery of Boccaccio’s most amusing stories. Skillfully presented by illustrious members of the UR community. Sponsored by the Italian Program (Department of Modern Languages and Cultures), the Medieval Society, and the College.

Boccaccio Fest 2008
Decameron IV, 2
Decameron VII, 4
Decameron VIII, 3
Decameron III, 10
Decameron IX, 3

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