Welcome!

News Feed Item

University of Dallas Celebrates 20th Anniversaries of Rome Campus, High School Summer Travel Programs

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of the new year marked the official beginning of two University of Dallas 20th anniversaries related to its unique Rome program. Since 1994, the Eugene Constantin Campus has served as the permanent home for the Catholic university's nationally recognized undergraduate study abroad program. Additionally, the university is celebrating the 20th anniversary of summer programs for high school students in Rome.

Located just kilometers from the pope’s summer home in Castel Gandolfo, the Eugene Constantin Campus is nicknamed for its location in the “Due Santi” region, following a legend that the two saints, Peter and Paul, rested at a well nearby.

While the semester-long University of Dallas Rome Program for undergraduates enrolled its first class in 1970, the program operated from leased facilities until 1994. For the last 20 years, the Eugene Constantin Campus, which was built in the Roman countryside on a family estate, has served as the home for a program that is now one of the nation's most popular.

The Eugene Constantin Campus features a working vineyard, whose organic wines carry a label of quality from the Italian government, and olive trees, which produce organic extra-virgin olive oil. The dormitory, cafeteria and classrooms were built in the early 1990s, and the historic family villa is still used today as residences and a chapel.

"The campus' location near Rome, one of the greatest cities of the world in religious, historical and cultural terms, provides significant opportunities for our students to grow intellectually and spiritually," said Peter Hatlie, vice president, dean and director of the Rome campus.

The Eugene Constantin Campus also has been an asset for the university's growing high school summer programs, which began in 1994 with Shakespeare in Italy and have since expanded to include Latin in Rome and Arete: An Introduction to the Classics. All programs operate from the Rome campus except for Arete, which is held on the university's main campus in Irving, Texas.

Shakespeare in Italy participants study the playwright's works in the country that provides the setting for more than a quarter of his plays. Latin in Rome combines daily visits to archaeological and historical sites with intensive small-group tutorials on relevant Latin texts. Each of these programs may be taken for college credit. The priority application deadline for the programs in Rome is Feb. 3, 2014, after which applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Archaeological discoveries on and around campus suggest that the area was inhabited by the Romans and has been in use continuously since the Middle Ages. Prior to the University of Dallas’ purchase, the property belonged to the family of Renzo Piga, a prominent businessman and political figure during and after World War II.

Image with caption: "Located just kilometers from the pope's summer home in Castel Gandolfo, the Eugene Constantin Campus is nicknamed for its location in the "Due Santi" region, following a legend that the two saints, Peter and Paul, rested at a well nearby." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/MM51675-a

Image with caption: "Archaeological discoveries on and around campus suggest that the area was inhabited by the Romans and has been in use continuously since the Middle Ages. Prior to the University of Dallas' purchase, the property belonged to the family of Renzo Piga, a prominent businessman and political figure during and after World War II." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/MM51675-b

PDF with caption: "The Eugene Constantin Campus has been an asset for the university's growing high school summer programs, which began in 1994 with Shakespeare in Italy and have since expanded to include Latin in Rome and Arete: An Introduction to the Classics, which is held on the university's main campus in Irving, Texas." PDF available at: http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/ENR/FX-MM51675-20140123-1.pdf

MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Tutuska, Communications Specialist
Office 972.721.5143
[email protected]



SOURCE University of Dallas

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band-aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It does...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web ...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Phil Hombledal, Solution Architect at CollabNet, discussed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Da...
Kubernetes is a new and revolutionary open-sourced system for managing containers across multiple hosts in a cluster. Ansible is a simple IT automation tool for just about any requirement for reproducible environments. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Patrick Galbraith, a principal engineer at HPE, discussed how to build a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on a number of virtual machines or bare-metal hosts. Also included will be a brief demonstration of running a Galera MyS...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
Unless your company can spend a lot of money on new technology, re-engineering your environment and hiring a comprehensive cybersecurity team, you will most likely move to the cloud or seek external service partnerships. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Darren Guccione, CEO of Keeper Security, revealed what you need to know when it comes to encryption in the cloud.
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
We're entering the post-smartphone era, where wearable gadgets from watches and fitness bands to glasses and health aids will power the next technological revolution. With mass adoption of wearable devices comes a new data ecosystem that must be protected. Wearables open new pathways that facilitate the tracking, sharing and storing of consumers’ personal health, location and daily activity data. Consumers have some idea of the data these devices capture, but most don’t realize how revealing and...