Electronic Renaissance

The current Blending Newsletter is the second issue of Spring 2017. The biggest exhibition in town this season is video artist Bill Viola’s Electronic Renaissance show at Palazzo Strozzi. The issue also features Italian films on mafia culture, a poetry selection for the Student Voice section, and fashion alum Alexandra Zofcin who recently created her own brand, The House of AmZ.

Cover image of the Bill Viola exhibition by Morgan Pennings.

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  • Electronic Renaissance

    The current Blending Newsletter is the second issue of Spring 2017. The biggest exhibition in town this season is video artist Bill Viola’s Electronic Renaissance show at Palazzo Strozzi. The issue also features Italian films on mafia culture, a poetry selection for the Student Voice section, and fashion alum Alexandra Zofcin who recently created her own brand, The House of AmZ.

    Cover image of the Bill Viola exhibition by Morgan Pennings.

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  • Apicius Conference Lineup

    The current Blending Newsletter is the first issue of Spring 2017. Get a sneak peek of the upcoming Apicius conference panelists, including top chefs and professional sport nutritionists. FUA students for the first time are publishing articles written in the Italian language focusing on the regions of Campania and Veneto. Exclusive interviews feature the next artist to exhibit at Ganzo and Apicius Alum/restaurant owner Omar Armas.

    Cover image courtesy of FUA

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  • Oriana Fallaci Conference

    The current Blending Newsletter is the third and final issue of Fall 2016. FUA hosted its 8th annual conference in collaboration with SUNY Stony Brook University. The Oriana Fallaci theme brought together Italian journalists and international scholars to discuss the concept of the Force of Words. Also featured are an art therapy student’s internship experience, Roman explorations, and quieter, unusual Florentine destinations.

    Cover image of Antonio Bandini, Consul General of Italy in New York (2003-2007), courtesy of FUA

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  • FUA at the James Beard Foundation

    The current Blending Newsletter is the second issue of Fall 2016. FUA participated in its 12th consecutive dinner event at the James Beard Foundation with a team of faculty members and students in NYC, who also produced a sold-out FUA alumni event. Also featured in this issue are travel reflections from Arezzo and Assisi, mini-fiction stories from Florence, and a travel writing take on what it actually means to be in a place.

    Cover image TuttoToscana team member Alexis Panetta courtesy of Davis Weiss.

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  • FUA to Host Bill Foley for Photography Seminar

    The current Blending Newsletter is the first issue of Fall 2016. DIVA will welcome photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Foley from Marian University for a seminar in Florence on Oct 27. The travel section unwraps the mystery shrouding the Etruscans and concludes with a multi-voiced sound exploration of Florence. And finally, we’re excited to highlight Alum Jake Briere who cooked for Team USA at the Rio Olympics.

    Cover image courtesy of Bill Foley.

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  • CMU Music Recital

    The current Blending Newsletter is the final issue of the Summer 2016 season. Our campus recently hosted a special recital performed by the Central Michigan University music department. Foodie articles feature two chef interviews and a detailed look at fresh pasta making in Bologna. We’ve also interviewed current Ganzo artist, photographer Damiano, and showcase a gorgeous, student-produced photoessay of Sienese towns.

    Cover image by Silvia Mancini

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  • FUA Joins UNIMED

    The current Blending Newsletter is the first issue of the Summer 2016 season. An exciting update from Florence is FUA’s inclusion in the UNIMED association of Mediterranean universities. The issue also features the first summer exhibition at Ganzo by photographer Enrico Berni, travel features from Cortona, how to capture the decisive moment in street photography, creative writing, and views of Piazza Santissima Annunziata.

    Cover image courtesy of the FUA Communications & Marketing Office

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  • DIVA Student Exhibition

    The current Blending Newsletter is the third and final issue of the Spring 2016 season, and opens with the recently opened exhibition at DIVA featuring 2nd-year career students. Also featured are snapshots from Easter in Northern Italy, an interview with gelato expert and president of the Florentine Gelato Association, Visual Comm alum Amanda Ricciardi, and the secret life of Florentine statues by travel writing students.

    Cover image by Zahara Pruitt 

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  • Faculty Development at FUA

    The current Blending Newsletter is the second issue of the Spring 2016 season, and opens with the recently concluded faculty development program that hosted international faculty members at our campus in Florence. Also featured are a Studio 63 architectural studio visit, how parmesan cheese is really made, Santa Croce as Florence’s green eating neighborhood, and small but big surprises at Palazzo Vecchio.

    Cover image courtesy of Isabella Martini

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  • Second Annual Apicius Conference

    The current Blending Newsletter is the first issue of the Spring 2016 season, and opens with a special look at the upcoming Apicius  academic conference. Also featured are FUA HR management students meeting a rep from Lamborghini, intimate glances at Florence spaces by travel writing students, and catching up with alum Ock Hyeon Byeon whose new café in New York’s East Village collaborates with fellow alums from around the world.

    Cover image courtesy of FUA

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