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L’ambasciata italiana ha presentato oggi a Washington The Human Technopole, il nuovo istituto di ricerca italiano sulle Scienze della Vita. Il progetto - lanciato nel 2015 alla chiusura di Expo Milano nell’ambito di MIND - Milan Innovation District - ha come missione quella di sviluppare un approccio personalizzato a medicina e nutrizione, per cont...

Monday October 29, 2018, “The Art of Objects: The Birth of Italian Industrial Culture, 1878-1928”. Luca Cottini, PhD, Villanova University - 800 E. Lancaster Avenue - Villanova, PA 19085. 4:30 p.m., Speaker’s Corner, Falvey Memorial Library. Distinct from the Italian Fashion lecture series, Dr. Cottini discusses his recently published book, which e...

A new Italian spot has made its debut in the neighborhood. The newcomer to Penrose, called Josephine's Italian Kitchen, is located at 2501 Columbia Pike. Open only for dinner, Josephine's Italian Kitchen serves appetizers, salads and brick-oven pizza, along with various entrees like braised lamb shank and bone-in New York strip steak. Diners can st...

This column is a partial thank-you to the creepy cowards who vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue at Broad and Oregon and the History of Italian Immigration Museum on East Passyunk Avenue. Because of your vandalism, I met Michael Bonasera, a listener and one of the people who founded and runs the museum. On our recent tour, Bonasera said: "Th...

A foreign guest made a special visit to the University of Virginia Wednesday. Armando Varricchio, Italy’s ambassador to the United States, spoke to students about challenges and opportunities in Europe and here at home. The UVA Center for Politics hosts ambassadors from all over the world in an effort to bridge the gap between U.S. college students...

If you’re looking for a super-authentic South Philly Italian meal in the city these days—a classic chicken parm or meatballs in red gravy—you better know someone who’s willing to invite you over for dinner, or hope that Mr. Joe’s is open. (The little restaurant run by Vincent Termini, Sr. known for its authentic dishes is also known for being prett...

In search of a new favorite Italian restaurant? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Fair Lawn Borough, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best places to satisfy your cravings. 1. Luca's Gourmet Deli. Topping the list is Luca's Gourmet Deli. Located at 6-03 Saddle River Road,...

You might not know it, but starting this Friday, October 26, through Sunday, November 4 is National Opera Week. Looking for a way to celebrate? Try seeing Vincenzo Bellini’s opera “Norma,” presented by the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) this Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. “Norma,” first pe...

Italian-owned confectionery firm Ferrero USA revealed plans recently for a $9 million project that will add 67,000 sq ft of space to its Somerset, NJ industrial plant and create about 100 new seasonal jobs.  Ferrero, the maker of Tic-Tacs and Nutella, has invested about $12 million in the Somerset site since 2016 as part of its launch of Kinder Joy...

The initial idea was to make a fun short film about Charlie and Fred Osso, the owners of Rudy’s Pizzeria in Closter, full of satisfying, close-up shots of oozing cheese, creamy pastas and crusty bread — you get the picture. What emerged was a poignant story about sacrifice, success, family and the American Dream told through the story of two Italia...

From November 3 to December 16, 2018: Luchino Visconti's Retrospective. National Gallery of Art - East Building. 6th & Constitution Ave NW - Washington, DC 20565. Long acknowledged as one of the leading figures of mid-century Italian cinema, *Luchino Visconti* (1906 – 1976) was a gifted visual artist as well as a paradoxical character — a committed...

Saturday, Nov. 3 | 3 p.m. | Detre Library & Archives at the History Center - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. During World War II, the U.S. government interned more than 1,200 captured Italian soldiers at the Letterkenny Army Ordnance Depot near Chambersburg, Pa. These troops collaborated with the United States in a collective effort to...