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Palazzo Vaj Insider - A newsletter for Monash Prato Alumni
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Message from the Prato Director

Buon anno! We hope that 2015 has lots of exciting things in store for you. Maybe one of those could be coming back to Prato! Consider doing one of our new Executive Short Courses as part of your professional development this year. I also encourage you to support our appeal to help more students study in Prato. Read more below.

Saluti, Dr Cecilia Hewlett

Image of three people Do a short course in Prato!

You can learn about Doing Business in the EU or how to develop leadership strategies to stimulate innovation in your organisation by completing our executive short courses offered in July and September 2015. Discounts for alumni! Register your interest today.

Group of students Can you help our students get to Prato?

You each have your own memories of your time in Prato; what you saw, what you did, what you learnt and what you ate! We want more students to have the unique opportunity you had to study at Monash Prato. Find out how you can make this happen.

Map of Europe Are you now working in Europe?

Monash students undertake internships all over the world including in Prato. We are seeking employers to host our students as interns in their organisations. Can you help us expand our European network of employers? Find out how to host an intern at your organisation.

Prato alumni function Our first Prato alumni event

Over 70 people gathered for this event at COASIT in Carlton. View our gallery of photos. Congratulations go to Michael Angelini, 2013 Prato Architecture alumnus, who won the ‘Name this newsletter!’ competition. See his winning image at the top of this enews.

William Wallace Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel…500 years

Did you visit Rome while you were in Italy? Were you awed by the artwork in the Sistine Chapel? Listen to the Bill Kent 2014 lecture online delivered by Professor William Wallace, an internationally recognised authority on Michelangelo Buonarroti and his times.

Creative Computing: Understanding Art, Science and Technology IT faculty moves to Prato

Okay, so the Faculty of Information Technology has not actually moved to Prato but it is offering a new interdisciplinary unit in Prato for students from any faculty. Find out more about the three-week intensive unit in Creative Computing: Understanding Art, Science and Technology.

Image of two people The Monash Prato Visual Residency at its Beste

In 2014 Pat Foster and Jen Berean spent three months in Prato collaborating with textile firm Beste to design a fabric which was then exhibited in Melbourne. Dr Laresa Kosloff is our 2015 MUPC Visual Resident. Learn more about her practice and the residency.

The Monash Sessions: Enrico Rava CD Students record album with Italian jazz maestro

Monash jazz students and staff recorded an album with Italian jazz maestro Enrico Rava during their program in Prato in 2013. Released by Jazzhead last year, you can purchase a copy of The Monash Sessions: Enrico Rava CD online.

Bill Kent Want to do research in Europe?

Applications will open soon for the 2015 Bill Kent Prato Research Fellowship which supports early career researchers to deepen their expertise and links in Europe. Applications for the Australian European University Institute Fellowships are open now. Find out more.

Geoff Davis Back to Prato to win the race

Law/commerce alumnus Geoff Davis studied in Prato twice during his time as a Monash student. Both study trips coincided with Prato Campus Week and he was keen to get involved, participating in the 626 run both years. He took out the title in 2014. Forza, Geoff!

Jason Emmanuelle From Prato to Japan

Congratulations to Monash arts student Jason Emmanuelle who completed an internship in Prato in 2014 and was recently named Kishi Fellow to Japan. This fellowship is part of the New Colombo Plan scholarship program. Share your post-Prato story with us.  

Palazzo Pretorio Palazzo Pretorio Museum now in English

The recently restored Palazzo Pretorio Museum re-opened its doors in late 2013 after being closed for almost 20 years. Arts student Steve Ingram completed an arts international internship at the museum and has written about the restoration and the masterpieces in the art collection.

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Did you miss the first edition of Palazzo Vaj Insider? It’s available online.

Would you like us to organise another event for Prato alumni in Melbourne? Send your ideas to Narelle McAuliffe.