Assistant Professor Attends Faculty Seminar in Italy

Monday, July 23, 2012

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Michael Aleprete, Westminster College assistant professor of political science, attended the seminar "Food from a Glocal Perspective: Italy, the Mediterranean and the Globe" in Italy as part of a CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar.

CIEE is a company that offers study abroad opportunities for college students, faculty and administration. The seminar that Aleprete attended focused on food and its impact on culture, economics and politics and took place June 5-15. The seminar was hosted in Pollenzo by the University of Gastronomic Sciences and in Naples by the Orientale University of Naples.

Aleprete, who joined the faculty in 2007, earned an undergraduate degree from Duquesne University and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact Aleprete at (724) 946-7254 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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Dr. Michael Aleprete, assistant professor of political science