Gift establishes professorship in Italian studies

October 29, 2021

A $2 million endowed gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’61M (MD), and his wife, Anne Moore Lisio, establishes the Arnold Lisio ’56, ’61M (MD) and Anne Moore Lisio, MD Endowed Distinguished Professorship in Italian Language & Culture. The Lisios’ generosity ensures that exemplary Italian instruction and scholarship will continue at Rochester forever. Donatella Stocchi-Perucchio—a Dante expert and faculty member within the University’s Department of Modern Languages and Cultures for the last 30 years—has been awarded the named professorship, which represents one of the highest honors a professor can earn.