Tag Archives: Rome

Classical Studies Open House

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Catherine Chase ’15 writes in:

Do you have a love for ancient Greece and Rome? Do you want a reason
to wear a toga? Then come to the Classical Studies Open House!

Learn about the department’s two majors, Classics and Classical
Civilization, study abroad opportunities, new course offerings, summer
study, archaeological fieldwork, the Metis Undergraduate Journal of
Classical Studies, and more!

There will be FREE lunch!
And that’s the gospel truth!

Date: Thursday, November 6th
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM
Place: 200 Downey House Lounge

Bocce Petanque Bocha Petanca-Tournament

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From Scarlett Perry ’15:

From the RLL department:
Students of French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish battle for the glory of the Roman Empire in the first annual tournament. 12-1pm Romance Language-Common Room, 300 High St.

Please see here for more information.

Date: TODAY
Time: 12- 1 p.m.
Place: 300 High Street; Common Room

Murder and Media in the New Rome

9780230108363_p0_v1_s260x420Murder and Romance [Languages]! Scarlett Perry ’15:

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Lecture Series present:

“Murder and Media in the New Rome”
The Murder of Giovanni Fadda (1878) and the Trial that Followed
by Thomas Simpson

Simpson is Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Italian, Assistant Chair for Italian, and Associate Director of the WCAS Drama Major at Northwestern. His recent publications include Murder and Media in the New Rome (Palgrave, 2010); co-editor and translator, Marco Baliani’s Body of State (FDUP, 2011); contributor to Dramatic Interactions (Cambridge Scholars P, 2011).

Reception will follow.

Date: Wednesday, March 27th
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: The Common Room, Department of Romance Languages and Literature, 300 High Street

Tess Amodeo-Vickery ’07 Debuts Single “When I Think About You”

When in Rome and abandoned by your boyfriend, do as Sinatra would do— write music. TEss, otherwise known as Tess Amodeo-Vickery ’07, has the advantage of being distantly related to Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, which maybe explains her gorgeous and charming voice. 

TEss is no mere amateur, obviously. The New York native is the frontwoman/lead vocalist for Tess and the Yellow Cabbies, a jazz combo in Rome, and her love of jazz is obvious in her solo work. Playing guitar, though, is a little bit of a new development in her career:

One night, I was in my room in Rome and I got this feeling like I thought I might throw up or implode. For whatever reason, I grabbed my guitar and somehow a song came out. Like, I knew how to play guitar and compose music out of nowhere, having not touched my guitar since Freshmen year at Wes. I guess that’s what inspiration is.