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SCU professor wins prize from European Parliament

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Oct 20, 2003. Tonia Caterina Riviello, associate professor of modern languages and literature in the humanities department will receive the Gold Plaque of the European Parliament on Oct. 25. The award is in acknowledgement of the course, "Women in Italian Cinema: The Impact of Globalization," which Riviello taught last spring as part of the Globalization Institute. In addition, the award recognizes her edited  book, "Women in Italian Cinema," (Rome: Edizioni Croce 2001).

The award ceremony will take place in Piano di Sorrento (Italy) on the concluding night of the Premio Penisola Sorrentina, with President Arturo Esposito and Vice President Mario Esposito. "I am humbled by this great honor and consider it a privilege to represent Santa Clara at this event," Riviello said on the eve of her departure.

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<p>Tonia Riviello will travel to Italy to collect her award from the European Parliament</p>

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