Alfred State College will host two visitors from Italy on Friday, Aug. 27. Archeology Professor Ilaria Tartaglia and her colleague Maria Chiara Giovenco will tour campus in the morning, and at 1 p.m. Tartaglia will give a presentation in the Engineering Building, room 215.
Her talk will focus on the work that she and Giovenco do as staff archaeologists at the excavations of Pompeii. Additionally, she will discuss the course she teaches to Alfred State’s study abroad students at Sorrento Lingue International Language Institute where she serves as an adjunct professor. The course, "Cities of Fire," which focuses on the rich heritage of Roman antiquities in the Sorrento area, is very popular with students because of frequent class field trips to the numerous archaeological and geological sites around the Gulf of Naples.
This presentation, and the subsequent reception, is open to the public free of charge. The reception will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the Allegany Room of the Central Dining Hall.