70. Protests on the Ponte Santa Trinita

Michelle Landahl

This photo was taken in Florence, Italy in June of 2010. Although it may look like a pretty parade, this photo captures quite a significant event.  This was soon after another major economic downturn took place in Italy; in response, some people decided to take to the streets and demand a new political system by peacefully demonstrating for Communism to return to Italy. This photo was taken from the Ponte Vecchio (one of Italy’s most famous bridges) and focuses on the Ponte Santa Trinita, the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world. The protesters specifically crossed the Ponte Santa Trinita, and despite being over 500 years old, it easily supported them. The statement the people sent their government that day was clear; the sturdy footing of their past (with roots that extend to Communism) is where they chose to stand, and it proved it could support them even today. 

Make an Appointment


Writing a Research Proposal Workshop - Sept. 25

This workshop is geared towards students working on a research abstract for a grant, fellowship, or conference proposal, especially URP endowed grants.

Workshop: What keystroke-logging research tells us about student writing: An experimental psychologist’s view

Kim Epting, associate professor of psychology, will present on
“What keystroke-logging research tells us about student writing: An experimental psychologist’s view" on Oct. 11.

Active Citizen Series: Writing for Action - Writing Persuasive Letters to Elected Officials and Newspapers

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. in Moseley 215.

Workshop: Learning iMovie and Designing Video Assignments 

Paula Rosinski, professor of English and director of Writing Across the University, and a Writing Center consultant will present on “Learning iMovie and Designing Video Assignments” on Oct. 25, 2017.

Workshop: Teaching Two-Column Script Writing

Douglas Kass, assistant professor of communications, is presenting on
“Teaching 2-Column Script Writing” on Nov. 1.