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Casa Italiana Presents Dr. J. Richard Ciccone for Mancini Lecture, Nov. 15

  • Published: November 03, 2011


  • Casa Italiana Mancini Lecture features Dr. J. Richard Ciccone speaking about "Insanity: Getting Away With Murder?"
  • November 15 in the Nazareth College Arts Center A14 at 7 p.m.
  • Free and Open to the Public

For More Information

Call the Casa Italiana at (585) 389-2468

Casa Italiana Presents Dr. J. Richard Ciccone for Mancini Lecture, Nov. 15

Nazareth College’s Casa Italiana is proud to welcome esteemed Italian-American and forerunner in the field of psychiatry Dr. J. Richard Ciccone as this year’s Mancini Lecturer as he shares Insanity: Getting Away With Murder? on Tuesday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in the Nazareth College Arts Center Room A14. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14618.  For more information, call the Casa Italiana at (585) 389-2468.

Professor of Psychiatry and the founding director of the Psychiatry and Law Program of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Ciccone has been called a visionary leader who has helped shape modern forensic psychiatry. He is the recipient of the “Golden Apple” Award by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for his distinguished contributions to forensic psychiatry. As Chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Commission on Judicial Action for seven years, Dr. Ciccone organized the writing of a number of amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. In recognition of this remarkable work on behalf of forensic psychiatry and patient advocacy, he was awarded the Association’s Presidential Commendation.

Dr. Ciccone has been prominent in developing relationships with forensic psychiatric organizations in other countries including organizing the first International Congress in Forensic Psychiatry: USA/Italy. He was a visiting professor at the University of Siena from 1994-2000 and again from 2004 and 2008. He has lectured widely in Italy including the universities of Modena, Siena, Rome, Cagliari and Bolzano. With Italian colleagues, Dr. Ciccone has authored papers that have been published in Italian journals and his other international efforts have included presentations in London, Dublin, Cairo, Istanbul and Prague.

Dr. Ciccone’s scholarly contributions are significant having published over 90 articles and book chapters on forensic psychiatry. He has conducted numerous notable forensic psychiatric examinations including that of John Dupont, Amy Fisher, John Rogster and David Zacher.

The Mancini Lecture is supported by the Mancini Charitable Foundation, established in 1989 to honor the late Joseph Mancini, a Rochester industrialist and founder of the Casa Italiana. The program features Italians and Italian Americans who are leading public servants, industrialists, and statesmen.  Past speakers have included retired U.S. Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni, Judge Domenick Gabrielli, New York State First Lady Matilda Cuomo, pioneer psychiatrist John Romano, Gannett newspaper publisher Vincent Spezzano, Paychex President B. Thomas Golisano, and Central Trust Company President Angelo Costanza, tenor Micheal Amante and former Bausch & Lomb CEO Ronald Zarrella.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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