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Final grades for the class

Added on 05/21/10

Today, the final grades for HUI 216 were submitted to the University. They should already be available inside Solar.
If you want to know how you did on the final exam, send me an e-mail, including your first and last name, together with your Stony Brook ID number, and, as soon as I can, I will e-mail you back grade and comments.
It was a pleasure knowing all of you. Have a great summer!

Final exam, grades for the second paper

Added on 05/13/10

This Monday, May 17, for the final exam, all students should report to Javits 100, regardless of the initial of their last name. The exam will start at 2:30, as it was previously announced.
Grades and comments for the second paper will be available for pickup in my office, at HUM 1148, next Tuesday and Wednesday (May 18 and May 19), during the following times: 10:00-1:00 and 2:00-3:00. If you cannot come, send me an e-mail next week, including your first and last name, together with your Stony Brook ID number, and, whenever I can, I will e-mail you back grade and comments.

Review session to take place in Javits 110

Added on 05/08/10

Javits 102 is not available, this Monday. Therefore, the review session will take place in a different room, Javits 110.

Late papers are still being accepted!

Added on 05/06/10

Please check the page entitled SUBMISSION OF THE PAPERS, to make sure your paper was received and properly filed. If you missed the deadline, send me your paper as soon as you are done: the penalty for lateness is only 0.5 points per day, to be deducted from the grade of the paper.

Last updates

Added on 05/05/10

Three new articles have been posted inside the section on Italy in the news.
The last presentation, on St. Augustine, has been posted. All topics, for all units, have been listed inside the Lectures page.

Location of final exam

Added on 05/03/10

The locations for the final exam will be Javits 102 and Javits 100. Signs posted on the doors on the day of the exam will direct students to one of the rooms, based on the initial of their last name. Remember also that you need to have an ID with you on the day of the final.

The second paper is past due!

Added on 04/30/10

Check the page entitled SUBMISSION OF THE PAPERS, to make sure that your second paper was received and properly filed. So far 125 papers have been submitted by the students.
If you missed the Apr. 28 deadline, send me your paper as soon as you are done: the penalty for lateness is only 0.5 points per day, to be deducted from the grade of the paper.
If you were granted an extension, please submit the paper according to plan, and then check to make sure that it was received.

Sample tests

Added on 04/21/10

So far, a total of 6 interactive quizzes have been updated, and can be found in the Sample Tests page. The only change was this: the topic number was changed to match the numbers used for the units introduced during this particular semester.

Unit 7 is now complete and ready

Added on 04/20/10

Unit 7, on the representation of ancient Roman society in movies is now complete, and ready: all topics have been properly edited.

New Unit on the strategies of the Roman Empire

Added on 04/14/10

Unit 8, on the strategies of the Roman Empire, has been posted. It is complete, and ready: all topics have been edited.

News, Wednesday's office hour

Added on 04/12/10

Two new articles have been posted inside Italian news.
Late papers, believe it or not, are still being accepted (the penalty is 0.5 points per day, deducted from the grade of the paper).
This Wednesday, Apr. 14, my office hours will end at 6:00, rather than 6:30, because of a family-related engagement.

Cody Walk for Autism

Added on 03/23/10

"The Cody Walk, now in its fifth year, was created to bring together people in the developmental disabilities community and those who care in a fun and energetic atmosphere, encouraging all to speak out and be heard. The 2010 Cody Walk will kick off on Sunday, April 25, at 9:30 am at the Wang Center on the campus of Stony Brook University. This year's Walk will include children's activities, music, and an indoor resource center. Participants will enjoy a casual 2.2 mile stroll while raising money for research, education and community programs." Go to the Cody Walk official page for more information, and to register.

Unit 6, news, papers

Added on 03/22/10

Unit 6 has been posted.
Two new articles have been posted inside Italian news.
Late papers are still being accepted (the penalty is 0.5 points per day, deducted from the grade of the paper).
All papers will be returned, with grades and comments, after the Spring break, on Monday, Apr. 5.

Unit 5, etc.

Added on 03/17/10

Unit 5 is now complete.
A new article has been posted inside Italian news.
The pictures of Italy that appear on every page of this site have been changed, many new pictures have been added.

Late papers are still being accepted!

Added on 03/16/10

Check the page entitled SUBMISSION OF THE PAPERS, to make sure your paper was received and properly filed. So far 148 papers have been submitted by the students, and right now (4:40 p.m. of Tuesday, Mar. 16) there are no more papers waiting to be filed.
If you missed the deadline, send me your paper as soon as you are done: the penalty for lateness is only 0.5 points per day, to be deducted from the grade of the paper.
If you were granted an extension, make sure you submit the paper according to plan, and then check to make sure it was received.

How to check whether the paper was received; new article on the author of Under the Tuscan Sun

Added on 03/15/10

Check here to verify whether your paper was received and properly filed. That page will be updated once or twice a day.
One new article has been posted inside the page on the Italian news.

Unit 4, new articles on Tuscany, Naples, the EU

Added on 03/08/10

Unit 4, on the relevance of the classics, has been posted in the lectures page (the last two topics still need some editing).
Three new articles have been posted inside the page on the Italian news.

Unit 3 complete, new reading on Romulus and Remus

Added on 03/03/10

The final version of Unit 3 has been posted in the lectures page.
A new required reading, on the foundational myths of the ancient Romans, has been added to the section for Unit 3, inside the lectures page.

Sgt. John Basilone, Italian American World War II Hero

Added on 03/02/10

Mar. 4, Thursday, 2:30 p.m.: Power Point presentation on Sgt. John Basilone, Italian American World War II Hero (Guadalcanal) and U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, by Frank Cannata, Armed Services Liaison for UNICO National. Hosted by D’Amato Chair Professor, Peter Carravetta. Please note: New Location, Stony Brook University’s Student Activity Center Auditorium.

Italian opera at the Staller Center

Added on 03/02/10

April 9, Friday, 8:00 p.m. and 11, Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Stony Brook Opera: New York premiere of Pier Francesco Cavalli’s Eliogabalo (1667). Stony Brook Baroque Players will perform on period instruments. The opera will be sung in the original Italian language with projected titles in English. Location: Stony Brook University's Staller Center Recital Hall. Call 631-632-2787 for tickets: $20 per person; $10 for students and seniors.

New presentations posted. New articles, reading

Added on 03/01/10

The final version of Unit 2 has been posted in the lectures page. Unit 3 has also been posted: topics 0-4 are ready, the others need editing.
The topics of Units 0-3 are now listed, with an indication of their relevance for the final exam. Links to video and audio files of almost all previous lectures are available in the lectures page.
A new required reading has been added to the section for Unit 2, inside the lectures page.
Two new articles have been posted inside the page on the Italian news.
Inside Units 2-3, all external links are now opening inside a new tab or a new window, depending on your browser. This was done to prevent incidents in which going back to a presentation in slide show format took you back not the last slide, but to the text/notes page.

The Campus is closed

Added on 02/26/10

"Due to the ongoing adverse weather conditions and additional snow accumulations expected throughout the day all classes for the remainder of today, Friday February 26th, have been cancelled" (Emergency Management).

New Presentations posted. New Articles, etc.

Added on 02/22/10

The final version of Unit 1, Topics 7-10, has been posted in the lectures section. Unit 2 has also been posted: topics 0-2 are ready, the others need some editing.
All topics of Units 0 and 1 are now listed, with an indication of their relevance for the final exam. Links to video and audio files of almost all previous lectures are now available in the lectures section.
Two new articles have been posted inside the section on the Italian news.

Wednesday's class cancelled due to the weather!

Added on 02/09/10

"Due to the expected weather conditions, classes scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10 have been canceled. This applies to Stony Brook, SB Southampton and SB Manhattan campuses. The University Medical Center will remain open. The University Police Office of Emergency Management advises that driving conditions will likely be effected by high winds and blowing snow throughout the day tomorrow. Please take all necessary precautions when traveling on roadways" (Lawrence M. Zacarese, Assistant Chief of Police / Director Emergency Mgmt., Stony Brook University Police Department).

New Presentation posted. New Articles

Added on 02/07/10

Unit 1, Topics 4-6 has been posted in the lectures section. Two new articles have been linked inside the section on the Italian news.

New Presentation posted

Added on 02/03/10

Another presentation has been posted in the lectures section.

New and updated Lecture notes/Presentations posted

Added on 02/01/10

The second presentation (Unit 00) has been revised and updated. The presentation for Unit 01, Topic 1, has been uploaded, with slides only: annotations will be added later on during the week. See the lectures section.

Lecture notes/Presentations posted

Added on 01/27/10

The first two presentations have been posted in the lectures section.

Looking for 2 or 3 assistants

Added on 01/24/10

I'm looking for 2-3 students with excellent GPA and adequate computer skills, to assist me in the selection and organization of various material made available on this site. In exchange for this kind of support, which requires a good understanding of relevant content, these students will only be required to submit one paper before the end of the semester. Availability for weekly meetings with the instructor is also required. If you're interested, and you think you qualify for the job, come to see me during office hours ASAP: I want to have these positions filled by Friday, Feb. 5, at the latest.

Under construction...

Added on 01/24/10

Over the last few days I changed the template and the underlying structure of this site, moving from DokuWiki back to HTML and CSS coding. This is how the web site looked last year. When the serverside upgrade to the 2009-12-25c version of DokuWiki produced the blank page error, without a workable or clearly documented fix, I reverted to the last Yahoo snapshot, and decided instead to put my knowledge of CSS to the test. To make a long story short, I haven't had the time to thoroughly test the new pages. Please email me if you find any dead links or or the occasional scrambled graphics.

Welcome!

Added on 01/23/10

Welcome to this class! I hope we all have a productive and pleasant semester.

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