HUI216.01 -- ITALIAN CIVILIZATION

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All the announcements from the beginning of the semester

This page contains all the announcements posted on the main page between Jan. 19, 2006, and Mar. 31, 2006.

This page was last updated on Apr. 25, 2006, at 3:25 PM.


General information and announcements

Make sure to read the latest announcements regarding this class and its web pages. Announcements are labeled according to their contents:
- "[Schedule]" indicates important changes that affect the schedule of lectures and office hours (cancellations due to inclement weather, temporary changes of classroom, deadline reminders);
- "[Content]" signals new uploads, new pages, or additions and deletions to the list of readings and assignments;
- "[Technical]" refers to events that affect the functionality and availability of these pages;
- "[Other]" includes useful information about grants and awards for undergraduates, on-campus lectures and debates, etc.
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Mar. 24 [Content] -- Under week 9, I have added all the audio files for Wednesday's review session (in RealPlayer format), divided by topics. All audio files for Monday's lecture have been added as well.

Mar. 22 [Content] -- Under week 9 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in various formats.

Mar. 20 [Content] -- Under week 9 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in various formats. I also added two required readings. I have updated the review page.

Mar. 19 [Content] -- Under week 8, I have added all the audio files of the lectures (in RealPlayer format), divided by topics.

Mar. 19 [Content] -- Under week 7, I have added all the audio files of the lectures (in RealPlayer format), divided by topics.

Mar. 15 [Content] -- Under week 8 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in various formats. I have added more optional readings. I have updated the review page.

Mar. 15 [Content] -- I have added optional readings for the current week.

Mar. 14 [Schedule] -- After consulting with the students in class yesterday, I have decided to schedule a review session on Wednesday, Mar. 22. Please start studying for the midterm, and come to class on the 22nd with specific questions.

Mar. 14 [Content] -- I have moved all the announcements from the months of January and February to a different page: click here to see them.

Mar. 14 [Content] -- Under week 8, I have added two required readings, one from the textbook, the other from this Web site. Each one of the readings is only a few pages long. Also, I have updated the Review page to include yesterday's topics.

Mar. 13 [Content] -- Under week 8 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in various formats. I have added a new topic for the paper (no. 19). It reflects some of the contents of today's lecture.

Mar. 11 [Content] -- I have added two new postings in the page with comments and questions submitted by students. I have updated the review page to include the topics of week 7.

Mar. 8 [Content] -- Under week 7 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in various formats.

Mar. 6 [Content] -- Under week 7 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in various formats.

Mar. 6 [Content] -- Under week 7, I have added another (short) required readings from the textbook, and more suggested readings for students writing a paper on topics [4] or [7].

Mar. 3 [Content] -- Under week 6, I have added all the audio files of the Mar. 1 lecture (in RealPlayer format), divided by topics. I have also updated the review page to include the latest topics. Finally, I posted one of the required readings for week 7.

Mar. 3 [Technical] -- The links on this page and inside all presentations, from the beginning up to Feb. 14, have been checked. A few have been repaired, replaced or added. A few minor correction and changes have been made throughout this page, to improve navigation and usability.

Mar. 2 [Schedule] -- Because of the snowstorm, I am canceling today's office hour.

Mar. 1 [Content] -- Under week 6 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in various formats.

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Feb. 28 [Content] -- Under weeks 5 and 6, I have added all the audio files of the Feb. 22 and Feb. 27 lectures (in RealPlayer format), divided by topics.

Feb. 27 [Content] -- Under week 6 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in various formats. I also posted optional and required readings, and I updated the review page.

Feb. 22 [Content] -- I have updated the Review page to include today's topics.

Feb. 21 [Content] -- Under week 5 I have added the next Powerpoint presentation, in various formats.

Feb. 21 [Content] -- Under week 4, I have added all the audio files of the Feb. 13 and Feb. 15 lectures (in RealPlayer format), divided by topics.

Feb. 21 [Content] -- Under week 5, I have added the audio files of the Feb. 20 lecture (in RealPlayer format), divided by topics.

Feb. 20 [Content] -- I have added suggested and required readings for this week, especially useful if you write your paper on topics no. 5 or 6.

Feb. 20 [Content] -- Under week 5 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in the download area.

Feb. 19 [Content] -- Under week 3, I have added all the audio files of the lectures from that week (in RealPlayer format), divided by topics.

Feb. 15 [Content] -- Under week 4 I have added today's Powerpoint presentation, in the download area, in various formats. I have listed all the topics and I have updated the review page.

Feb. 14 [Content] -- I have added suggested and required readings for this week.

Feb. 13 [Content] -- I have added a new topic for the paper (no. 18). It reflects some of the contents of today's lecture. I have posted today's presentation in more formats (.rtf, .txt). I have listed all the topics and I have updated the review page.

Feb. 13 [Content] -- Under week 4 I have added tonight's Powerpoint presentation, in the download area.

Feb. 13 [Schedule] -- I have moved Thursday's office hour from 1:00-2:00 to 2:00-3:00, for this week only. The calendar has been adjusted to reflect this change.

Feb. 13 [Schedule] -- I just wish to confirm that the university is open, and classes are in session, including HUI216. I am ony canceling the 5:30 office hour. See you in class.

Feb. 9 [Content] -- On the Review sheets page I have added all topics from week 3, with an indication of their relevance. Also, I have made simple corrections to yesterday's presentation, in its various formats.

Feb. 8 [Content] -- Under week 3 I have added tonight's Powerpoint presentation, in the download area.

Feb. 8 [Content] -- Under week 3 I have added suggested and required readings about the Etruscans.

Feb. 7 [Content] -- I have added a new page called Review sheets. It contains a list of the topics presented in each class, with an indication of their relevance for the midterm and the final exam. The list, for now, covers the first two weeks. It will be updated at the end of every week.

Feb. 7 [Content] -- Under weeks 1 and 2, I have added all the missing files and links. I have updated and reorganized the lists of topics. I have split the audio files by topics, so that they are more manageable and easier to use. Almost all audio files are now in RealPlayer format, and, if needed, free players can be downloaded at http://www.real.com.

Feb. 6 [Content] -- Under week 3, in the section Lectures and readings, I have added links to today's PowerPoint presentation in 5 different formats (.html, .pdf, .ppt, .rtf, .txt). Under week 2, I have added the link to the required reading about Maurice Hewlett and Tuscany).

Feb. 1 [Content] -- Under week 2, in the section Lectures and readings, I have added links to today's PowerPoint presentation in 3 different formats (.html, .pdf, .ppt).

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Jan. 30 [Content] -- Under week 2, in the section Lectures and readings, I have added links to today's PowerPoint presentation in 4 different formats (.html, .pdf, .ppt, .rtf). Assignments and readings will be posted soon.

Jan. 29 [Content] -- Under week 1, in the section Lectures and readings, I have added links to 2 short clips from Giorgio Gaber's song, "Io non mi sento italiano," in MP3 format. They are small files, and you can find the translation inside the PowerPoint presentation of last week. I have posted the audio file with a complete recording of the second lecture (Jan. 25).

Jan. 29 [Other] -- From Shirley Strum Kenny, President, John Schmidt, UUP Chapter President, Core Campus, and Edward Drummond, UUP Chapter President, Stony Brook East: "You are invited to attend STONY BROOK DAY IN ALBANY 2006 scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2006. On this day hundreds of students, faculty and staff descend upon Albany with banners, buttons, brochures, and boundless energy and enthusiasm.  In today's financial climate, it is important to let your legislators know what Stony Brook means to you. You are a voter and legislators listen to voters. You will also have a chance to meet people from all parts of the campus and experience first-hand how our government works. There is also an end-of-the-day celebration. Mark the date on your calendar and register now at http://www.stonybrook.edu/albany. If you have questions, contact Pat Cruso at patricia.cruso@stonybrook.edu or call her at 2-4309."

Jan. 25 [Content] -- I have uploaded the PowerPoint slides for the first week of classes, in different formats. They are inside the section called Lectures.

Jan. 24 [Content] -- I have added a separate page where I will post (without names) some of the questions and comments submitted by students, and my responses, whenever appropriate. A permanent link, clearly labeled, has been added at the top of this page.

Jan. 24 [Content] -- I have uploaded a digital audio file with key sections of the first class. The link is inside Lectures and readings, under Week 1. The file is in .wma format and you can use Windows Media Player to listen to it. Many MP3 players are also compatible with that format. If you use a Mac, you can download Microsoft's Media Player for Mac OS X. If needed, upon request, I can provide these recordings in other formats.

Jan. 24 [Technical] -- The links on this page have been checked, a few have been repaired, and, as of now, they are all working. Minor changes have been made to the text of different sections.

Jan. 23 [Other] -- Welcome to this class! If you need any help, just contact me (see the syllabus, or the bottom of this page for the contact information).

Jan. 19 [Technical] -- This page is being updated. It has not been carefully reviewed and tested.

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