Catherine Sama, professor of Italian and film media and head of the Italian section at the University of Rhode Island, recently won a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship. She plans to create the first fully annotated translation of European painter Rosalba Carriera’s correspondence for a book series dedicated to women writers from the 14th to 18th centuries.
Lisa Ahart has been promoted to vice president of U.S. corporate human resources and environmental health and safety at Toray Plastics (America) Inc. Previously, she served as senior director of human resources.
Peter A. Jacavone has been promoted to assistant vice president and construction risk specialist at Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc., where he will oversee the renewal business of existing clients, and conduct commercial insurance policy risk analysis.
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