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Hastings College hosts Italian Professors as part of Exchange Program
As part of the Hastings College/University of Teramo Exchange Program, visiting Italian Professors Dr. Stefano Traini and Dr. Raffaele Mascella will present lectures April 11-15 in Hastings College’s Hazelrigg Student Union.
Monday April 11, 10 am, HSU Room C
Stefano Traini, “Greimas’ Semiotics: A Text Analysis Methodology”
Tuesday, April 12, Brown Bag Lunch, HSU
Raffaele Mascella, “An Introduction to the Philosophy of Information Theory”
Thursday, April 14, 7 pm, HSU Room C
Raffaele Mascella, “On the Evolution of Science Communication: Crucial Moments and Models”
Friday, April 15, 10 am, HSU Room C
Stefano Traini, “Eco’s Semiotics: The Interpretative Cooperation”
Raffaele Mascella is an Assistant Professor at the University of Teramo. His research and teaching activities focus on Information Theory and Coding, on the Philosophy of Computing, and on Science Communication. His interests also include Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Information and Communication Technologies. Professor Mascella graduated in Mathematics from the University in L'Aquila (Italy), and earned his Ph.D. in Epistemology and Didactics of Mathematics at the University of Teramo in 2004. He is interested in spending a week at Hastings College to meet students and professors, to discuss common topics, to exchange ideas, and to learn more about the college and the area. He is looking forward to, “being a member, as much as possible, of this lovely College.”
Stefano Traini is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theory of Languages. He obtained his Ph.D. in Semiotics from the University of Bologna in 1995, studying under Professor Umberto Eco. From 1996 to 1998 he pursued postgraduate studies in Semiotics. He taught at the University of Bologna, Milano (IULM), Reggio Emilia, and has been teaching Semiotics at the University of Teramo since 2002. Professor Traini is very eager to experience the U.S. university system and to meet students and professors of Hastings College.
This program is co-sponsored by the Hastings College Departments of Languages and Literature, CABE, and History.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,190 students. Hastings College was named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
For more information, contact Dr. Renee Laegreid at (402) 461-7758.