Samford Publications

Summer 2000
Vol. 17 No. 2
Publication Number:
USPS 244-800


FAQ: Samford

Heading to Graduate School with a Fistful of Scholarship Dollars

Viewpoints: Berry and Flynt

Unclaimed Bargains

Miss Alabama 2000

Campus News
Samford, WMU Name Vaughn Director of Christian Women's Leadership Center

Determined Nurse Bell Keeps Clinic Open, Studies Business Side with Stanley Scholarship

Leadership for a Changing World: Rice Suggests Formula for Success

Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing Received CCNE Accreditation for Bachelor's, Master's Programs

'Burst of New Energy upon the Sciences'

Major Gift to Athletics

Bulldogs Plan to Exercise Option Again in 2000

Men's Team Captures First TAAC Track Title

News Briefs
Bill Mathews Named VP as Laverne Farmer Retires

Interior Design Gets FIDER Accreditation

Translation Prompts Scholarship Fund

Other Stories
Bobby Bowden Day
Faculty Accolades
Class Notes
In Memoriam


Summer 2000

Translation Prompts Scholarship Fund

Joe Capra, brother of famed movie director Frank Capra, was an author and scholar in early 20th century Italy. During World War I, apparently for political reasons, he buried some of his works in a neighbor's backyard.

Capra's family recently recovered one such work, a book of poetry. And its translation by Dr. Francesco Iannuzzi, a tutor of Italian in Samford's Critical Languages Program, has led to the establishment of a language scholarship fund.

Capra's great grandson, Ross Leo of Birmingham, came into possession of the book but discovered it was written in an "almost forgotten Sicilian dialect," said Dr. Iannuzzi. But the tutor, who speaks Calabrese and understands other Italian dialects, translated the book.

Iannuzzi, a senior engineer at Southern Research Institute, refused to accept payment for the translation. Instead, he suggested contributions to a scholarship for the study of Italian. The Leos started the fund with family contributions.

Anyone wishing to add to the fund may send gifts to the Critical Languages Program, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229.