On July 12 a group of Stony Brook Summer Study Abroad students and faculty, led by Distinguished Service Professor Mario B. Mignone, met with the Mayor of Rome. The Honorable Gianni Alemanno welcomed the group to City Hall, which is located at the Campidoglio on the historical Palatine Hill. Following the meeting, the students and faculty were given a guided tour of the Capitoline Museums.
Mayor Alemanno accepted an invitation from Mignone to visit Stony Brook for an international conference being organized by the Center for Italian Studies, which will be held October 13 through 15.
Mignone, who is also director of the Center for Italian Studies, has been leading Stony Brook’s Summer Study Abroad Program in Rome for 32 years. This program is the University’s longest-running overseas experience and has the largest enrollment of 95 students. Every July Mignone’s students experience Rome, Venice, Naples, Assisi, Capri, Pompeii, and Florence while earning credits toward their degrees.