Italy - Prof. Pasqualetti new Dean of UPS Social Communication Sciences Faculty

11 July 2018

(ANS - Rome) – On 28 June, Fr Ángel Fernández Artime, Rector Major of the Salesians and Grand Chancellor of the Salesian Pontifical University (UPS) in Rome, appointed prof Fabio Pasqualetti as the new Dean of the Faculty of Social Communication Sciences (FSC) for the 2018-2021 triennium. 

Prof Pasqualetti, a Salesian priest, is Emeritus Professor of Theories and Research in Communication at the Soc Com Faculty where he teaches "Introduction to Communication Sciences", "Communication and Development" and "Public Opinion".

After his diploma in Chemistry at the Industrial Institute of Cremona, he graduated in Pedagogy at the University of Parma. In 1994, he completed his Master's in Telecommunication at the University of Michigan; his thesis: "Pietro Barcellona. Critical narrator of Modernity and guardian of the Human."

In December, Prof Pasqualetti obtained the title of Doctor of Social Sciences at the Gregorian Pontifical University in Rome. He is a much-appreciated lecturer and has more than twenty years of teaching and research experience.

He is the author of numerous academic papers; among his recent publications: Pasqualetti F., Giovani, fede e vocazione cristiana nell’era della tecnologia digitale., in «Salesianum», LXXIX, 231-256, Roma, LAS, 2017; La verità ci farà liberi? Big data e società del calcolo. Il culto del dataismo e le sue conseguenze, in Paola Springhetti – Renato Butera (Edd.), La verità vi farà liberi (Gv 8,32). Fake news e giornalismo di pace, Roma, LAS, 2018, 143-166.

In a letter sent to colleagues, students and friends of the UPS, the newly-appointed Dean recalled the recent invitation by Pope Francis to "make the school an educating community, wherein teachers and students are not connected only by an educational plan, but by a program of life and experience, able to educate to mutual reciprocity between different generations." To this regard, he cited three essential criteria: identity, consistent with the values ​​of the university; quality, as a safe beacon to illuminate study initiatives; and the goal of the common good.

Prof Pasqualetti succeeds Prof Fr Peter Andrew Gonsalves, SDB, Professor Emeritus of Communication and Education, who will continue to teach at the SC Faculty.


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