The University of Notre Dame has named Ted Cachey academic director of its Global Gateway in Rome. He is the university's director of Italian studies.

June 13, 2014

News Release

South Bend, Ind. — Theodore J. Cachey Jr., the Albert J. and Helen M. Ravarino Family Director of Dante and Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the inaugural academic director of the University’s Global Gateway in Rome. The appointment, effective July 1, was announced by J. Nicholas Entrikin, vice president and associate provost for internationalization.

“Appointing Ted Cachey to this leadership role within Notre Dame International is another firm step toward building a strong network of Global Gateways around the world,” Entrikin said. “Through these academic and intellectual centers, we bring scholars, students and leaders from universities, government, business and community together. The gateways are a key component of the University’s goal to internationalize.”

The Rome Global Gateway, based in a newly renovated building on Via Ostilia just a block away from the Colosseum, serves as the focal point for academic and cultural endeavors of the University in Rome. Through Notre Dame International, the University also maintains Global Gateways in Beijing, Chicago, Dublin, Jerusalem and London.

Notre Dame's presence in Rome dates back nearly five decades, through faculty research and student programs from the School of Architecture as well as other academic units such as the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Science. As the gateway’s academic director, Cachey will work with Notre Dame colleagues — and other partners from across Italy, Europe and elsewhere — to increase the University’s engagement in the world through research and scholarly activities, student programs and a variety of outreach initiatives. He is charged with providing oversight of the Rome Global Gateway and ensuring the overall quality, diversity and integrity of all academic programming at the facility.

Warren von Eschenbach, who has been serving as interim academic director of the Rome Global Gateway since November 2013, will continue in his role as assistant provost for Europe and as academic director of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway.

“We are delighted that Ted has joined our team,” von Eschenbach said. “Notre Dame is well on its way to building a strong presence in Europe, and because of his talent and creativity, Ted will be a key partner in ensuring that the European global gateways enhance the international experience of our students and extend the global reach of our faculty’s scholarship and research.”

A professor of Italian, Cachey also currently serves as director of Italian Studies at Notre Dame and as director of the William and Katherine Devers Program in Dante Studies. He earned his B.A. from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. His primary research interests are in Italian Medieval and Renaissance literature (particularly Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio), the history of the Italian language and the literature and history of travel.

Source: University of Notre Dame

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