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"Italian-Americans came to our country, and state, poor and proud," Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said during his address to the Rhode Island House of Representatives as part of last Wednesday St. Patrick's Joseph's Day Observance. "Poor because they escaped poverty, proud because their new ...

"My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes" compiles the stories of Jews who lived or sought refuge in Italy during World War II and the gentiles who helped them, particularly after German troops occupied the northern half of the country in 1943.

 

The movie periodically returns to the deeds ...

Summer has arrived in Roselle Park, when the Church of the Assumption's annual St. Anthony Italian Family Feast returns for its 15th year. Once again it will be four days of faith, fun, family and friends, packed full of delicious homemade cooking, an Italian-style café, food venders, a beer and ...

You can throw off the checkered tablecloths and add a fresh coat of varnish, but you can't erase the spirit of a good old Italian restaurant. Gaetano's Restaurant has been ladling red and pouring white in North Denver since 1947, but a change of ownership in 2005 (when the venerable joint was ...

Veterans from Hawthorne American Legion Post 112 and members of the Westchester Medal of Honor Committee paid tribute to New Yorkers who have received the nation's highest military award in ceremonies Wednesday at Kensico Cemetery.

 

"Not many people know about National Medal of Honor Day, ...

Privately owned by the fourth generation of its founding family Parma, Italy-based Pasta maker Barilla, has achieved ubiquity, both in Europe and the U.S. Founded in 1877, it's about the closest to an authentic experience as you can get from mass produced pasta in a box.

 

But for all its ...

There's Italian food and regular food. Growing up in an Italian family, I quickly learned the difference. Homemade bread is the perfect accompaniment to decadent pasta, and for dessert? Something equally filling. There was always lots of food, and a lot of encouragement to eat more.


My ...

"Let's sit down in my office," says Giuseppe Giangregorio after agreeing to my impromptu request for an interview. We do sit down — on two small folding chairs he keeps between two of the many shelves in his Green Cross Pharmacy. That's when I realize there is no office. Instead, we are sitting in ...

Baglioni Pressure Solutions, which is based in San Pietro Mosezzo (Novara) and has factories in France, China and the US, works in the compressed air tank sector. The company sold a 40% stake to a private equity fund for €10 million, and plans to use the money to accelerate its move into new ...

Le fioriture azzurre nelle aiuole di acciaio corten richiamano il disegno della fontana che sorgeva al centro della corte neroniana. In un gioco di rimandi e suggestioni che si svilupperà in futuro in tutto il giardino, permettendo agli ambienti della Domus Aurea di "specchiarsi" in superficie, ...

During the Hollyshorts monthly screening at the prestigious TCL Chinese Theater on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a lot of great shorts were shown. The one that stood out for it's own original content was "Free Refill." A movie about the cultural diversities between Sebastiano (Alessandro Nori), an ...

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The global startup scene was all-thumbs-up when Italy pushed through aggressive reforms to promote innovation in the Italian economy and reduce bureaucratic red tape. Thanks to an initiative called Restart Italia!, a startup can now be registered for 50 EUR through ...

"A month to a month and a half." That is how long Italian artist Angelo Filomeno works on one of his pieces for. "I never work on more than one piece at a time. I don't have multiple projects going on," Filomeno said. "If I were to work on more than one idea my head would be hit with multiple axes ...

Springfield - The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass., Inc. is offering scholarships to high school seniors that are pursuing higher education.

 

Italian Cultural Center Scholarship applications are available on its website at www.iccwm.org along with additional information on its ...

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Polisena delivers address as state lawmakers celebrate Italian-Americans, St. J…

 Polisena delivers address as state lawmakers celebrate Italian-Americans, St. Joseph’s Day

"Italian-Americans came to our country, and state, poor and proud," Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said during his address to the Rhode Island House of Representatives as part of last Wednesday St. Patrick's Joseph's Day Observance. "Poor because they escaped poverty, proud because their new America would give them and their families hope and prosperity for a better life." Polisena shined as...

In ‘My Italian Secret,’ a Champion Cyclist Saves Jews From Nazis

In ‘My Italian Secret,’ a Champion Cyclist Saves Jews From Nazis

"My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes" compiles the stories of Jews who lived or sought refuge in Italy during World War II and the gentiles who helped them, particularly after German troops occupied the northern half of the country in 1943.   The movie periodically returns to the deeds of Gino Bartali (given a voice-over by the actor Robert Loggia), a Tour...

St. Anthony's Italian Feast returning to Church of the Assumption in Roselle Par…

St. Anthony's Italian Feast returning to Church of the Assumption in Roselle Park

Summer has arrived in Roselle Park, when the Church of the Assumption's annual St. Anthony Italian Family Feast returns for its 15th year. Once again it will be four days of faith, fun, family and friends, packed full of delicious homemade cooking, an Italian-style café, food venders, a beer and wine garden, non-stop entertainment and music (more performers than 2014),...

Gaetano's Shows Old-School Love for Happy Hour

Gaetano's Shows Old-School Love for Happy Hour

You can throw off the checkered tablecloths and add a fresh coat of varnish, but you can't erase the spirit of a good old Italian restaurant. Gaetano's Restaurant has been ladling red and pouring white in North Denver since 1947, but a change of ownership in 2005 (when the venerable joint was purchased by what was then the Wynkoop group)...

Veterans salute Medal of Honor recipients

Veterans salute Medal of Honor recipients

Veterans from Hawthorne American Legion Post 112 and members of the Westchester Medal of Honor Committee paid tribute to New Yorkers who have received the nation's highest military award in ceremonies Wednesday at Kensico Cemetery.   "Not many people know about National Medal of Honor Day, and it's not really commemorated in very many places," said Pete Fiumefreddo, post commander. "Most of...

Food Chemists at Italy's Barilla Claim to Have Perfect Instant Noodles w/out Fry…

Food Chemists at Italy's Barilla Claim to Have Perfect Instant Noodles w/out Frying

Privately owned by the fourth generation of its founding family Parma, Italy-based Pasta maker Barilla, has achieved ubiquity, both in Europe and the U.S. Founded in 1877, it's about the closest to an authentic experience as you can get from mass produced pasta in a box.   But for all its success Barilla isn't resting on its laurels. It announced this week...

Taste of Italy – Siragusa's Authentic Italian Food

Taste of Italy – Siragusa's Authentic Italian Food

There's Italian food and regular food. Growing up in an Italian family, I quickly learned the difference. Homemade bread is the perfect accompaniment to decadent pasta, and for dessert? Something equally filling. There was always lots of food, and a lot of encouragement to eat more. My grandparents owned an Italian restaurant in Murray through the 50's and 60's. Rafael's Italian...

Giuseppe Giangregorio: The Italian “Ambassador” Behind Green Cross Pharmacy’s Co…

Giuseppe Giangregorio: The Italian “Ambassador” Behind Green Cross Pharmacy’s Counter

"Let's sit down in my office," says Giuseppe Giangregorio after agreeing to my impromptu request for an interview. We do sit down — on two small folding chairs he keeps between two of the many shelves in his Green Cross Pharmacy. That's when I realize there is no office. Instead, we are sitting in a corner of the store he...

Compressed air tank maker Baglioni looks for acquisitions in the US

Compressed air tank maker Baglioni looks for acquisitions in the US

Baglioni Pressure Solutions, which is based in San Pietro Mosezzo (Novara) and has factories in France, China and the US, works in the compressed air tank sector. The company sold a 40% stake to a private equity fund for €10 million, and plans to use the money to accelerate its move into new markets.   The company, founded in 1968 by Alfredo...

US Humanitarian Bruno Serato to Receive Italy's Prize Montale (April 23)

US Humanitarian Bruno Serato to Receive Italy's Prize Montale (April 23)

On the heels of serving his 1 millionth meal to underprivileged "motel kids," restaurateur/humanitarian Sir Bruno Serato will be awarded the Montale Prize at a formal ceremony to be held on April 23 in the Hall of Trusses Firmafede Fortress, which was built in the 15th century by Lorenzo de 'Medici.   During his stay at the ancient castle in the Ligurian...

Restauri Domus Aurea: "Nel giardino la mappa della casa di Nerone"

Restauri Domus Aurea: "Nel giardino la mappa della casa di Nerone"

Le fioriture azzurre nelle aiuole di acciaio corten richiamano il disegno della fontana che sorgeva al centro della corte neroniana. In un gioco di rimandi e suggestioni che si svilupperà in futuro in tutto il giardino, permettendo agli ambienti della Domus Aurea di "specchiarsi" in superficie, attraverso le geometrie e i colori della nuova vegetazione.   Il risanamento della reggia di Nerone...

Luca Brinciotti Explores Italian-American Culture Clash in His Preeminent Short …

Luca Brinciotti Explores Italian-American Culture Clash in His Preeminent Short Film, "Free Refill"

During the Hollyshorts monthly screening at the prestigious TCL Chinese Theater on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a lot of great shorts were shown. The one that stood out for it's own original content was "Free Refill." A movie about the cultural diversities between Sebastiano (Alessandro Nori), an Italian student, that shares an apartment with Josh (Nick Phillips) who's American.   The...

New Startup Laws Bring Foreign Entrepreneurs to Italy’s Fertile Markets

New Startup Laws Bring Foreign Entrepreneurs to Italy’s Fertile Markets

By Mauro Battocchi   The global startup scene was all-thumbs-up when Italy pushed through aggressive reforms to promote innovation in the Italian economy and reduce bureaucratic red tape. Thanks to an initiative called Restart Italia!, a startup can now be registered for 50 EUR through self-certification with the Chamber of Commerce and new crowdfunding laws for equity give Italian startups a wide...

Italian artist Angelo Filomeno talks fashion and art

Italian artist Angelo Filomeno talks fashion and art

"A month to a month and a half." That is how long Italian artist Angelo Filomeno works on one of his pieces for. "I never work on more than one piece at a time. I don't have multiple projects going on," Filomeno said. "If I were to work on more than one idea my head would be hit with multiple...

Italian Cultural Center offers college scholarships

Italian Cultural Center offers college scholarships

Springfield - The Italian Cultural Center of Western Mass., Inc. is offering scholarships to high school seniors that are pursuing higher education.   Italian Cultural Center Scholarship applications are available on its website at www.iccwm.org along with additional information on its scholarship program. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 1. If you are unable to acquire an application, contact the scholarship committee...

Peter Shire and the Memphis Group: a longstanding relationship between Italy and…

Peter Shire and the Memphis Group: a longstanding relationship between Italy and Los Angeles

The history of the Memphis Group dates back to the 1980s but as time goes by, its echo lingers on and so does its following, particularly in terms of connections between Italy and Los Angeles. The innovative design and architecture group was founded in Milan in 1981 by renowned artist Ettore Sottsass, and remained active until 1988. Some people still...

In attesa del derby della Madonnina del 19 aprile, il Milan Club del New Jersey …

In attesa del derby della Madonnina del 19 aprile, il Milan Club del New Jersey ha festeggiato il VII anniversario di fondazione

Sale anche nel New Jersey la febbre da derby della Madonnina che si giocherà il prossimo 19 aprile, mentre la tifoseria di Inter e Milan da questa parte dell'Atlantico si sta organizzando per volare in Italia ad assistere alla partita dell'anno a Milano. Sabato è stata la volta del Milan Club of New Jersey a festeggiare assieme a 245 fan il...

The doll hospital in Naples

The doll hospital in Naples

Dolls are often sad. The people working in the Doll Hospital in Naples know it well: day in and day out, "doctors" here diagnose young and old patients made in wood, papier-mâché, porcelain and plastic. Along these crowded hallways, working-class puppets and aristocratic 'pupi' are all treated the same, and precious Lenci ceramic dolls receive the same attention and care...

A new spin on "La Traviata" for Virginia Opera

A new spin on "La Traviata" for Virginia Opera

"La Traviata" is one of the world's most performed opera for a reason: With its memorable melodies and its heartbreaking love story, it will make you cry. Virginia Opera will stage a new spin on Giuseppe Verdi's tragic love story about a beautiful courtesan who falls in love and dies of tuberculosis. Performed in Italian with English subtitles, the new production will...

Italian San Diego Leader Recipient of Inaugural Convivio Award

Italian San Diego Leader Recipient of Inaugural Convivio Award

by Robert Gallo   Joseph Panetta, President and CEO of Biocom, was the inaugural honoree of the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership, underscoring his impact on the San Diego community receiving what the organization termed, "long overdue accolades."   "Congratulations on receiving the Convivio Communitas Award for Leadership," said wife Karin, adding that it was particularly special as Panetta is so proud of his...

Taking a trip to Salem’s Bella Verona

Taking a trip to Salem’s Bella Verona

"Botte piccola fa buon vino," or "big things come in small packages," is precisely the colloquialism one could use to describe Bella Verona, a quaint but highly regarded treasure in the vivacious, historic, downtown Salem. Slightly dwarfed by the large Hawthorne Hotel located across the street, Bella Verona certainly stands out, however, to patrons that bid for a seat in...

Astronomia, italiano scopre buco nero devastante e Nature gli dedica la copertin…

Astronomia, italiano scopre buco nero devastante e Nature gli dedica la copertina

È un astrofisico italiano di stanza alla Nasa e associato all'Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Inaf), ora Francesco Tombesi, marchigiano, con il suo team di scienziati, si è conquistato la copertina della prestigiosa rivista Nature con il titolo "Growing in the wind", descrivendo la straordinaria storia di un buco nero supermassiccio al centro della galassia IrasS F11119 che, come una specie...

Buon appetito! Lima digs in to CIAO Italian Dinner

Buon appetito! Lima digs in to CIAO Italian Dinner

It was good food, good laughs and good conversation Sunday during the 28th annual CIAO Italian Dinner at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. "That's what being Italian's all about," dinner co-chair Terri Crosina Spencer said. "It's a good day to be Italian. Everyone is today."   The dinner has become a Lima institution over the years, with Sunday's dinner featuring a line of people...

An Evening with “Italian” Writers Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous, and Prof. Gra…

An Evening with “Italian” Writers Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous, and Prof. Grace Russo Bullaro

April 9, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm John D. Calandra Italian American Institute 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor New York, N.Y. 10036   This event is centered around the two writers Carmine Abate and Amara Lakhous. Carmine Abate grew up in Carlizzi, a small village of the Arbersche community, in southern Calabria. After graduating from the University of Bari (Puglia), he moved to...

Italian festival spreads culture through cinema

Italian festival spreads culture through cinema

Films are an important part of Italian culture for Pietro Sarcina. That's the Troy resident became involved with the Italian Film Festival USA Metro Detroit. Running from Wednesday, April 1 to April 26, the festival offers 14 contemporary films in various genres created between 2013 and 2014.   A national event taking place simultaneously in 11 cities, the Italian Film Festival first...

Buccellati Family Mourns Death Of Italian Jeweler, Gianmaria Buccellati

Buccellati Family Mourns Death Of Italian Jeweler, Gianmaria Buccellati

by Anthony DeMarco   Gianmaria Buccellati, the person most credited for turning a family-owned jewelry business into an international luxury brand, has died.   A brief announcement—written by Andrea Buccellati, one of Gianmaria's three children and Buccellati president and creative director—was sent from the brand's US office Monday via e-mail. It reads as follows: "With my deepest sorrow and together with my brother and sister...

Italian journalist makes visit to Texas State

Italian journalist makes visit to Texas State

by Darcy Sprague   Italian journalist Lucio Luca joined Texas State March 26 for a special lecture on his latest book.   Luca focused on Sicilian immigrants who found their way to success in the United States. Luca was joined by his editor, Maria Elena Vittorietti, and the only two native Sicilians living in Texas, Fabio and Tiziana Triolo.   Read more   Source: http://star.txstate.edu/    

Magic&Pasta, quando la cucina italiana è lirica

Magic&Pasta, quando la cucina italiana è lirica

Cresciuta a New York tra i sapori campani dei piatti della nonna, Caroline Chirichella è rimasta folgorata da un viaggio in Italia e, abbandonata la carriera di cantante d'opera, si è messa ai fornelli e ha fondato Magic&Pasta per far scoprire ai newyochesi tutta la magia della cucina italiana.   La madeleine di proustiana memoria per Caroline Chirichella è il cavolfiore fritto....

Decameron + La Mandragola

Decameron + La Mandragola

KIT- Kairos Italy Theater, the Italian company in New York, presents two Italian masterpieces, The Mandragola (The Mandrake root) by Nicolo' Machiavelli and three novels of the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, in repertory at Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Avenue) from April 9 to April 12.   THE DECAMERON By Giovanni BoccaccioApril 9, 11 7:30pm, April 12 2pm The Mandrake Root (La Mandragola) by Nicolo'...

Habemus direttore: Giorgio Van Straten nominato all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura…

Habemus direttore: Giorgio Van Straten nominato all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York

Dopo più di un anno di attesa l'Istituto di Cultura di New York ha finalmente trovato il suo nuovo direttore. Si tratta dello scrittore Giorgio Van Straten, la cui "chiara fama", criterio che guida la selezione dei rappresentanti della cultura italiana nel mondo, è testimoniata dai numerosi libri pubblicati e dagli incarichi ricoperti in prestigiose istituzioni culturali. La nomina è avvenuta...

Italian Society at Berkeley

Italian Society at Berkeley

Dear friends, After more than ten years as the International Italian Students Association (IISA), we have decided to join forces with the Berkeley Italian Network (BIN), an informal network of Italian students and researchers at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and, together, form the 'Italian Society at Berkeley'. With this new unified organization, we will work toward developing and...

“Design as a state of mind”: a talk with Italian designer Martino Gamper

“Design as a state of mind”: a talk with Italian designer Martino Gamper

by Serena Perfetto   He is considered part of that group of people "who are shaping our world". Indeed, Martino Gamper, worldwide known Italian designer based in London, proved once again, during his conversation at Arkitektura in San Francisco, how his work crosses multiple personalities, engaging a variety of projects, from exhibition design to interior design, to shop windows.   Before surprising everybody with...

The Film Director Behind Fashion's Viral Videos: Luca Finotti

The Film Director Behind Fashion's Viral Videos: Luca Finotti

The digital age has seen a variety of new professions emerge within the world of fashion 2.0. The job of film director is currently amongst the most inevitable ones, in the fast-changing digital landscape. Today's fashion short film directors, have the task of reaching a wide range of individuals online, through content which transmits a fashion house's DNA, and has...

Valley's second Villa Grande Pizzeria opens in Catasauqua

Valley's second Villa Grande Pizzeria opens in Catasauqua

Italian favorites such as calzones, lasagna and chicken parmigiana are once again being served at 7 Lehigh St. in Catasauqua. The building, which housed Carmen's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria from 2007 to 2014, is now occupied by Villa Grande Pizzeria.   Co-owned by Jimmy Tomini and his sons, Alfani and Nori, the 60-seat restaurant debuted in early February and supplements the family's...

Italian team Pallacanestro Cantu signs Metta World Peace, calls it 'coup of the …

Italian team Pallacanestro Cantu signs Metta World Peace, calls it 'coup of the century'

Former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace has signed for Italian team Pallacanestro Cantu for the remainder of the season. After a series of teasing tweets from the 35-year-old World Peace — such as "whatever you can do I Cantu better" — Cantu confirmed the news, calling it "the coup of the century."   "When Daniele (sporting director Daniele Della Fiori) told me about...

Club Garibaldi’s Very Italian Roots

Club Garibaldi’s Very Italian Roots

In 1907 the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. built this corner tavern at 2501 S. Superior St. to serve the working class neighborhood of Bay View. Northeast of this corner at Superior St. and Russell Ave. was the Milwaukee Iron Works Bay View Rolling Mill, the region's first heavy industry and the community's largest employer, which dominated the South Side lakefront...

Seven new members join Sons of Italy

Seven new members join Sons of Italy

At the monthly meeting of the Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 seven new brothers were initiated into the organization. The new members are Brian Dowd, Patrick Minutillo. Remo D'Alessandro, Charles Alfano, Chris Mazzarella, Anthony Bonavitacola and Dennis Calo. The meeting was held at Ravellos, 138 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover.   The Morris County of the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge...

Grazia Italian Kitchen a culinary success story in Pearland

Grazia Italian Kitchen a culinary success story in Pearland

Chef/owner Adrian Hembree has developed Grazia Italian Kitchen in Pearland into a successful restaurant operation in a matter of months. The cuisine at Grazia Italian Kitchen on 9415 West Broadway Street includes a popular dish known as Pasta Mike & Jen and handmade mozzarella cheese.   Pasta Mike & Jen is made with grilled chicken, Romano cream sauce, garlic, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, bowtie...

Artistic director Marco Balich unveils his Padiglione Italia “Beauty and Identit…

Artistic director Marco Balich unveils his Padiglione Italia “Beauty and Identity Machine” for Expo Milano 2015

A big tree, visible from a distance, deeply and strongly rooted in the ground, with a large and towering crown, standing shining, un-affected and un-frightened by the thunderstorms. By new and different courses settling in. The tree is the iconic and spectacular symbol Marco Balich chose a few months ago to stand for Padiglione Italia (the Italian pavilion) of which he...

New Orleans woman inspiration for altar celebration

New Orleans woman inspiration for altar celebration

A ITALIAN-AMERICAN restaurant owner was the inspiration behind a religious altar created in Elgin. Parishioners brought a wide array of food to Greyfriars Convent last week to lay it on the St Joseph altar. The food was then donated to various good causes around the area, such as the Moray Foodbank.   The tradition of dedicating food to St Joseph, who was...

Summit program takes a nostalgic look at popular Italian singers – April 15

Summit program takes a nostalgic look at popular Italian singers – April 15

When Larry Bergnach brings back the music and memories of popular Italian singers on Wednesday, April 15, at 1:30 p.m. at The Summit of Uptown, 10 N. Summit, Park Ridge, he will help you remember Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Perry Como, Julius La Rosa, Frankie Laine, Vic Damone, and Dean Martin as well as favorites from orchestra leader...

Armondo’s Italian Restaurant

Armondo’s Italian Restaurant

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Armondo's Italian Restaurant has re-opened just a couple of streets away from its original location in Jackson Heights. If you're a local, you will remember the Gazette's cover story depicting the devastating fire that destroyed Armondo's nearly one year ago, along with several businesses above it. While the building may have been destroyed,...

Las Vegas’ Ferraro Family to Open its First Pizza Forte at Sunset Station April …

Las Vegas’ Ferraro Family to Open its First Pizza Forte at Sunset Station April 1

On Wednesday, April 1, Las Vegas' newest pizza concept, Pizza Forte, will officially open at Sunset Station in Henderson. This brand-new casual quick serve restaurant, located in the Food Court, is the dream of the Ferraros, the family behind Las Vegas' longest running family-owned and operated Italian restaurant, Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar. Loosely translated from the Italian as "powerful...

The New FENDI Château Residences in Miami

The New FENDI Château Residences in Miami

The Fendi Château Residences is a new 12-story waterfront condominium building located at 9365 Collins Avenue in Miami, Florida. Expertly curated by the Italian megabrand and private developer Château Group, the condominium—a first of its kind—features 58 oceanfront apartments in a prime location just two blocks away from the esteemed luxury shopping center Bal Harbour Shops.   Slated to be completed in the...

Vegas restaurant brings taste of Italy to Austin

Vegas restaurant brings taste of Italy to Austin

Austin's culinary scene has significantly matured since Alex Taylor received his master's degree from The University of Texas McCombs Business School a dozen years ago. Taylor's hospitality career took him to Las Vegas, where he flourished while working for various casino companies and famed chefs, such as Tom Colicchio, Michael White, Alain Ducasse and Charlie Palmer, among others. Taylor said he...

AlmaLaurea and the University of California Berkeley: Together for Research

AlmaLaurea and the University of California Berkeley: Together for Research

An impressive amount of quality statistical documentation, the one collected over more of 20 years by the Inter-University Consortium AlmaLaurea since its birth in 1994. An essential documentation in order to study the quality of learning as well as its impact on the lives of Italian graduates.   The two annual census-type surveys (hence considering 100% of graduates from 72 Italian universities,...

Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization 2014 Honor & Hope Gala

Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization 2014 Honor & Hope Gala

The Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization will honor Joe Calafiore as Humanitarian of the Year at its Honor & Hope Gala on April 18 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. When you first see Joe, the words "Serve and Protect" seem so appropriate, and not just because he was a police officer. He's an imposing figure; a big guy with slick...

At Large in Ballard: The New Italians

At Large in Ballard: The New Italians

by Peggy Sturdivant   Their parents didn't immigrate to America. They are not first, second or third generation Italian-Americans. They work in research laboratories at UW, the Hutch, and Seattle Children's Research Institute. They work at Microsoft and Boeing, Amazon and start-up companies. They are the new Italians living and working in Seattle, and they want to create an Italian Cultural Center.   When...

Albertine, le scarpe con tacchi e suole intercambiabili

Albertine, le scarpe con tacchi e suole intercambiabili

Sarà il fatto di essere cresciuta nell'era dei giochi transformer ad averla condizionata. Alexandra Alberta Chiolo, 27enne torinese con occhi grandi e dolci ha studiato scienze della comunicazione come molte delle sue coetanee ma poi non ha resistito all'idea di realizzare quello che le balenava in mente: scarpe da moderna principessa tutte componibili, in base all'occasione.   Le sue «Albertine» hanno la...

Skilled Italian cook valued family members, nature, travel

Skilled Italian cook valued family members, nature, travel

Gatherings at Josephine Strednak's property constantly included meals and hugs. "She was a tremendous Italian cook. We under no circumstances bought cookies, cakes or pies," said her husband, Raymond R. Strednak. Josephine A. "Josie" Cifone Strednak of Acme died Monday, March 23, 2015, in Cary, N.C., from complications of dementia and Parkinson's illness. She was 75.   Mrs. Strednak was born Nov. 17, 1939,...

The secrets of Italian Red wines

The secrets of Italian Red wines

The critics of the popular American lifestyle magazine Wine Spectator have devoted their attention to Italian wines. Amarone della Valpolicella, Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino, SuperTuscan are some of the most famous wine families of the Bel Paese and this year – besides the great Italian variety- Vinitaly will present OperaWine. This event focuses on some of the least known areas...

Great Pizza at Mozzaluna

Great Pizza at Mozzaluna

Tucked inside the Old World Wisconsin-like Stonewood Village in Brookfield is a cozy Italian restaurant serving Neapolitan-style pizzas. Still the most common style of pizza in Italy, Neopolitan pies are the godfather of American pizza as we know it today. Everything from national chains to Maria's and Ian's are descendants of Neapolitan pizzas. To truly be considered Neapolitan, one thing is...

Manta Castle's Renewed Youth

Manta Castle's Renewed Youth

Castello della Manta (or Manta Castle), in the province of Cuneo, has a beautiful room with frescoes inspired by the characters of a famous medieval epic poem: a representation of the so-celled "Fountain of youth", which over the decades was a recurrent theme for many painters, including the Bavarian Lucas Cranach the Elder, who created what is likely the most...

Hunt for missing Pompeii artwork includes stop in Boise

Hunt for missing Pompeii artwork includes stop in Boise

It was a breathtaking sight for U.S. investigators involved in the hunt for stolen Italian cultural artifacts more than 1,900 years old. Some of the sought-after antiquities lay swaddled in blankets on the floor of a Del Mar, Calif., garage. They were turned over to authorities by the third wife of late multimillionaire Allen E. Paulson, whose relatives in Boise spoke...

The Italian Ritual of "fare la scarpetta"

The Italian Ritual of "fare la scarpetta"

Fare la scarpetta is a phrase in the Italian language that's close to the heart of everyone who has enjoyed a delicious plate of pasta with sauce. Meaning "make the little shoe," it refers to the small piece of bread used to mop up the last of the sauce on your plate.   This end to a meal ritual is vastly popular...

Charlie’s Italian Joint brings New York to Redondo Beach

Charlie’s Italian Joint brings New York to Redondo Beach

Charlie's calls itself "A New York Italian Joint," which isn't quite right. It's a good deal more affable, cheerful and neighborly than the dark and crammed madhouse restaurants I grew up going to in New York City.   By contrast, Charlie's Italian Joint in Redondo Beach is bright and spacious, with a groovy bar with a lot of big screens tuned to...

Matilda Cuomo tra gli studenti di Fratte: «La scuola deve motivare»

Matilda Cuomo tra gli studenti di Fratte: «La scuola deve motivare»

di Gianluca Sollazzo   La buona scuola è quella che "motiva e incoraggia gli studenti nelle loro potenzialità. Le nuove generazioni vanno accompagnate e guidate sempre". Così Matilda Raffa Cuomo fondatrice di Mentoring Usa e madre di Andrew Cuomo, attuale governatore dello Stato di New York, in visita stamattina alla scuola di Fratte per porgere un saluto alla comunità salernitana.   "Gli studenti non...

Italy offers Neapolitan pizza for UNESCO heritage menu

Italy offers Neapolitan pizza for UNESCO heritage menu

Italy has chosen Neapolitan pizza as its candidate for protection under UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Italian media report. The Italian National Commission for UNESCO decided to recognise "the art of Neapolitan pizza makers" in tribute to their culinary skills.   The list "is composed of intangible heritage elements that concerned communities and states parties consider require urgent measures to keep them alive",...

Italian Festa in Waltham, MA - May 30, 2015

Italian Festa in Waltham, MA - May 30, 2015

The Regina Margherita di Savoia Mixed Lodge #1094 of the Order Sons of Italy in America will again host an Italian Festa on the Waltham Common on Saturday, May 30th, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm; rain date is Sunday, May 31st. In addition to showcasing Italian heritage, the Festa is a fundraiser for the various charities which the Order...

Italiani all'estero: arriva la FitzGerald Nissoli per riacquistare la cittadinan…

Italiani all'estero: arriva la FitzGerald Nissoli per riacquistare la cittadinanza perduta

Lo scorso 25 marzo, la Proposta di Legge AC 2794, a prima firma dell'On. Fucsia FitzGerald Nissoli (Deputata del gruppo Per l'Italia eletta in Nord America e Centro America), sul riacquisto della cittadinanza italiana, è stata assegnata alla I Commissione Affari Costituzionali della Camera dei Deputati, in sede Referente. Tale PDL reca "Modifica all'articolo 17 della legge 5 febbraio 1992,...

Italian Scientific Migration to the United States after the 1938 Racial Laws

Italian Scientific Migration to the United States after the 1938 Racial Laws

April 8, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm John D. Calandra Italian American Institute25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor - New York, N.Y. 10036 Italian Scientific Migration to the United States after the 1938 Racial Laws Alessandra Gissi, University of Naples "L'Orientale"   The Fascist government's 1938 anti-Semitic Racial Laws prompted a major migration of Italian intellectuals to the United States. While historiography has devoted considerable attention...

Alitalia brings in two-person cockpit rule

Alitalia brings in two-person cockpit rule

The new Alitalia measure is already in place and applies to all its flights, a spokesman for the airline told The Local on Friday.The decision to have two people in the cockpit at all times follows the announcement on Thursday that a co-pilot deliberately caused a plane crash in which all 150 people on board died.   Andreas Lubitz was named by...

New Groundbreaking Kids’ Show Teaches Italian Language, Culture, Art

New Groundbreaking Kids’ Show Teaches Italian Language, Culture, Art

Combining a deep Italian heritage with raising two young children in Scottsdale, Michael Tassoni created "Ciao Bambolini – Italy for Kids." The show was born out of Tassoni's love of Italy and desire to share it with his children and beyond. "I looked for something that would introduce Italy to my kids, and found nothing that could keep them watching,"...

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even-in-hawaii-being-italian-is-very-coolOne of the personalities I recently interviewed asked me if I wanted to look for Italian traces in every one of the 50 States. I answered that maybe I would have, and started to think about the one State where maybe it would have been more difficult to do that. Maybe Hawaii, I thought. But then no:...

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