Italy Center Director Dr. Todd Waller shared the following memorial article in honor of Aida’s life:

Aida Omanović Kurtagić


It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of SHC Italy Center friend and colleague Aida Omanović. Aida, died of cancer on November 6, 2015 in her town […]

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Interns Abroad

On August 7, 2015 By

The Spring Hill Italy Center Humanities Internship Program provides students with a unique opportunity to think more deeply about complex issues facing Italy, the broader Mediterranean area, and the world. Here are some experiences from recent interns:


Autumn Homer (Environmental Studies) — Stetson University

“During my semester I was an […]

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My Bologna

On January 20, 2015 By


Abigail Peters is double majoring in Peace and Justice and Politics at Denver’s Regis University. The feature story below captures her perspectives on life in Bologna.


I come from a city where community is important, hospitality is warmly given, and friends are easily made. In choosing to study abroad, […]

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Video “Art”ivists

On June 25, 2014 By

Focusing on Films – Introduction to Digital Video Production & Human Rights

To watch recently produced videos:

Dove Mi Trovo Bene: Explores the idea of “home” and immigration in Italy

(Il)legal Drinking: Focuses on drinking cultures in America and Italy 

Thousands of Signs: The history of street art and graffiti in Bologna


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My Mostar

On October 24, 2013 By

Dark Tourism or Justice Education

Aida Omanovic wrote this article for the Italy Center. She kindly hosts the Italy Center students during our visit to Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina), which includes meetings with religious leaders and directors of various NGOs (click here to view a sample agenda of the Summer and Fall Italy Center Social Justice Tours […]

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Summer of Service 2014

On October 23, 2013 By

Bologna, Bosnia, & Bonner Scholars

Bonner students may be eligible for summer funding to participate in the Summer of Service.   Prior Bonner Scholars have acquired 200 + hour of community work while participating in the Italy Center’s summer session.




The photo was shot […]

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Language Immersion

On October 23, 2013 By

What Have You Learned While Abroad?

Lets face it, the cost of a college degree is not cheap and one’s semester abroad needs to be justified for its value added (or not) towards ones academic and career goals.   At a minimum a student should walk away from a semester abroad having met locals and having […]

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Heavy Metal Islam

On October 23, 2013 By

Not the Arab World That You Know

Music has often been associated with evil. Legend has it that Elvis was possessed by the devil, John Lennon made a pact with Satan in exchange for fame, and Lady Gaga, who was raised Catholic, worships the devil and uses her music to brainwash the world’s youth.

This […]

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