Spring Equinox and partial eclipse of the sun at Santa Maria Novella

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March 20, 2015 people from all over the world  gathered in Santa Maria Novella to witness the Spring equinox, something that happens around every 20 years. Santa Maria Novella, the museum of Galileo, the Istituto Geografico Militar have all collaborated to

The reopening of the early renaissance rooms at the Uffizi Gallery

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Under the Uffizi project, artwork from the early renaissance were put in the Uffizi’s storage rooms in order to remodel rooms to improve the air-conditioning and lighting. After nine months of closure, the Uffizi Gallery reopens their doors to showcase

ArtClash 2015

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Four LdM art students artwork were selected by Florence’s art curator to be on display on this years ArtClash. ArtClash is a prestigious exhibition organized by the Tuscan Region, and other universities in Florence, including LdM. The purpose of ArtClash

LDM Courses: Italian Renaissance Civilization and Culture by Prof. Marcello Bellini

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Proud Florentine, Marcello Bellini is a professor at the Lorenzo de Medici Institute and a look into his class room shows why he is also a favorite amongst the students. Bellini is admired for turning the sometimes dull subject of history

American Catholics at the Church of Santi Apostoli

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Santi Apostoli is one of the oldest parish churches in the city dating back to 1075. Just recently the American catholic community moved here and share it with the Italian parish church. This church has great historical significance and its located

LdM Non-Traditional Students and their Challenges: How different are they?

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Students that decide to study abroad usually fall under the early 20s category, and are considered traditional students. However, more and more non-traditional students are attending college, and even study abroad in their late 20s, 30s, and 40s. A student

LdM Students- Culture Adjustments

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When studying abroad in Florence, Italy or wherever you decided to start your journey, you will experience a certain level of cultural shock. It differs from student to student but, know that you are not alone. Students studying in Florence

Event: Flash Mob San Lorenzo Steps to Happiness PART TWO

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LdM students organized a flash mob in front of the San Lorenzo church in Florence was to raise awareness amongst women to inform everyone that women around the world are not receiving and being forbidden an education. Participants were asked to

Event: Steps to Happiness- Flashmob Poetry

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Following the Flash mob that was organized earlier at the San Lorenzo church, LdM students were asked to prepare poetry about topics that were important to them and felt strongly about. This event was organized by the students enrolled in

LdM Students Thanksgiving

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Being abroad for holidays can be difficult and hard on everyone. A group of students studying abroad for the semester in Florence decided to remember the Thanksgiving holiday while away from their loved ones. Using products found in Florence and