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The farmer, Aurelio, an engineer, explained and showed to the students the crops, vegetables and animals that the farm produces, including the part that qualifies as organic. He emphasized the constraints under which his farm operates, being in a natural park of the Region.

On March 2, 2018, a group of M.A. Food Studies students took a field trip as part of the course on Food, Rurality and Local Development to visit Metafarm, located outside of Naples in Positano, on the slopes of the hills leading down to the beautiful Amalfi coast.

Professor Davor Džalto was recently interviewed by 'Blic', the biggest daily newspaper in the South-Eastern Europe. Below is an excerpt from that interview and a link to the original article.

Professor Valentina Peveri (Food Studies program) has co-authored a new article alongside Dr. Kristie Drucza for Women's Studies International Forum.

Women's role in agriculture is widely reported to be essential; despite this, women's role in the wheat-sector is under-researched. Feminist standpoint theory is applied in analyzing 73 documents on women's role in agriculture from 1990 until 2016 to answer the following questions: How does the world look, and operate, for males and females in wheat growing households?

The Trump Administration’s latest budget proposals for 2019 call for $214 billion in cuts to federal food assistance programs over the next 10 years. While think tanks, citizens’ groups, academia, and the US Congress debate the issue, they may find some good advice in a new book: “The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers?” 

Historian Dr. Mary Beard, the world renowned author of “SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome”, in conversation with Dr. Richard Hodges, archaeologist and President of the American University of Rome on “Why Ancient Rome Matters.”

On February 23 and 24, 2018, the Arts Management Master program at AUR ran the first of two seminars with visiting professors that are part of the elective The Value of Art: Art Criticism and Art Market – a course on the intricacies of the contemporary art market.

On 6 Feb 2018, Dr. Peter Campbell presented 'Fishers, Divers, and Scientists: Engaging Communities in Underwater Cultural Heritage'. This is a video of his presentation on the evening.

This is an excerpt from an article by Lia Schifitto that is based on her M.A. Thesis. Lia Schifitto is now a heritage preservationist from Upstate New York but has lived across Tuscany, Rome, and Toronto. She currently is working for Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. Lia earned her M.A. at the American University of Rome, studying Sustainable Cultural Heritage. She completed her BA at the University of Toronto, specializing in American and Soviet Cultural History.