Program to Showcase Nationally-Recognized Study Abroad Program in Sorrento, Italy, Nov. 1

A program about Alfred State’s nationally-recognized study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy, will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the School of Engineering Technology (SET), Room 215 on the Alfred campus. A light reception will be offered prior to the event at 6 p.m.

Architecture Professor Jeff Johnston and business Professor Dianne Tuzzolino, along with semester abroad students, will present the program “Torna A Sorrento: Semesters Abroad at Sant’Anna Institute” which examines the academic work that takes place at Sorrento’s Sant'Anna Institute whose programs were recently ranked # 1 according to USA Today.

The presentation focuses on sustainability and culture and the challenge of working with professional contemporary demands in the context of Italy’s rich cultural past. Architecture students, for example, studied the potential for an economically and architecturally sustainable rehabilitation and expansion of the port of Sorrento while business students developed proposals from the perspective of business sustainability—social responsibility, environmental accountability, and economic vitality. Students ultimately made their recommendations to Sorrento’s Mayor Guisseppe Cuomo.

The program is part of The New Horizons Forum, sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences, which showcases current scholarly, creative, and public service work by faculty, students, professional staff, and invited guests.

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