Catching up with Jessica Spataro, retired after 34 years

Jessica Spataro, who worked for the Economics Department for more than 34 years, officially retired at the end of February.  In an extraordinary send-off, academics, alumni and former faculty who have been at the ECO department in the last four decades surprised her with their personal and video testimonies at a conference in her honour […]

Françoise Thauvin retires

A key contact in the every-day life of EUI researchers retired after 28 years in the Academic Service. Françoise Thauvin, who looked after researcher grants, welfare and health insurance, was toasted by researchers, staff and faculty at a farewell party on 3 December. Speeches by the Secretary-General Pasquale Ferrara, Director of Academic Services Veerle Deckmyn, […]

Tommaso Giordano and the 21st century library

Since Tommaso Giordano started work at the EUI Library on the 1st of March 1983, his job has evolved exponentially. Over the last 31 years, the dissemination of information has changed more than at almost any time in human history and Giordano is now the Library’s director.

Marcia Gastaldo Retires

After 24 years of service with the EUI Department of Economics, Marcia Gastaldo will retire in September.

Gino Fabbrini retires

Gino Fabbrini, who has worked at the EUI since June 1977, retired this month after nearly 37 years of service.  He was celebrated, along with retiring colleague Ursula Nocentini, by dozens of colleagues in a party in the Sala Rossa on 26 March. Gino, who is French by birth, told EUI Life that the international […]

Ursula Nocentini retires

Ursula Nocentini has retired from the Budget and Financial Service after 34 years of working at the Institute

Andreas Frijdal retires

Dr Andreas Frijdal has retired from the Institute after 29 years of service.  He has been head of Academic Services for the last 25 of those years. Frijdal came to the EUI from Brussels in 1985 as a research officer, a post he applied to, he said, on the urging of his wife Chris.  It was a decision, […]

Susan Garvin retires

Susan Garvin has retired from the EUI after 18 years of service

Massimo Bensi retires

Massimo Bensi retired on 1 June, after more than 36 years of service to the Institute. Massimo arrived in 1976, when his first job was sorting and cataloguing books and periodicals for the EUI’s nascent library, then located in the refrettorio and the sala della Colonna.  After about a year, he moved to the Centro […]

More than 30 years at the EUI

When Bob Danziger joined the EUI in 1982 the campus consisted of just the Badia and a PC was hard to find. He spoke to EUI Life on his retirement in April, after more than 30 years working in computing at the Institute. Bob was teaching at the University of Mannheim before moving to Florence […]