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A Los Angeles City Council committee held an exploratory hearing Tuesday on a controversial proposal to swap out Columbus Day for a new holiday known as Indigenous Peoples Day.   The proposal has proven to be divisive, as many Italian Americans view Columbus Day as a celebration of their national heritage, while many Native Americans view the day...

di Roberto Bonzio   E se uno strumento recente al servizio della conoscenza come i Big Data arrivasse a rivoluzionare pure quel che tutti crediamo di sapere del nostro passato remoto, costringendoci a riscrivere una pagina importante di storia? Forse sta già accadendo, con qualcosa che tutti sono convinti di conoscere: com'è nata Venezi...

by Federico Pacchioni Local folks and students from the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Art, and the Italian Studies program attended Dr. Kevin Petti's engaging and rich lecture on the nexus between art and anatomy during the Italian Renaissance. Italy's medieval universities established the study of human anato...

Time: November 3, 2016 to November 5, 2016Location: Karl W.E. Anatol Center (Academic Services Building, Room 119) The George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies in the Department of Romance German Russian Languages & Literatures at California State University, Long Beach is proud to host the 2016 Italian American Studies Association confe...

If students are looking to expand their horizons and study abroad, both Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College will be putting together a trip for Florence, Italy for spring next 2017 DVC Professor Carolyn Seefer, who taught in Florence in 2007, is excited to get the opportunity to do so again ten years later. She said the greatest benefit...

At first glance, the team of apron-clad students engrossed in discussing the nuances of imported Italian olive oil at Prospect High School resembled a local version of the Food Network's popular "Chopped Teen Tournament."   But for Prospect Italian teacher Lyn Scolaro's AP (advanced placement) Italian students, everyone's a winner, with the...

Paolo Miliozzi grew up in Civitanova Marche, Adriatic seaport in Italian region of Marche. Strangely enough, historically this area didn't give birth to maritime explorers, as in the case of Venice, lapped by the same Adriatic Sea. Regardless, Civitanova Marche has a strong marine bond, as demonstrated by its annual "Feast of the Sea."  ...

Diane Favro, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, as well as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of the Arts and Architecture, is one of the most prominent experts in Ancient Roman architecture.   Don't tell her that it is impossible to travel back in time and space? She would say you that you're definitely wrong...

Good news for the alumni of Milan-based Bocconi University, one of Italy's most important universities in the fields of economics, management and social sciences. The San Francisco Chapter is starting anew under the leadership of Pietro Bonanno (in the pic above).   Pietro reflects the essence of the new Italian American community of Norther...

The Italian American organizations in Sonoma County and the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRLC) will promote demand for Italian language and culture by opening an exchange program with Italy that combines career technical education with language skill development. Project-based international internships in Italy are being planned.   The Consula...

The photo above was taken at a triumphant moment as the Italian community celebrated the welcomed news that the University of Berkeley was opening a brand new center for the study of Ancient Italy.   Now open and called the Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies at the University of Berkeley, this new academic center is promoting and...

The San Francisco Bay Area is the location of the Berkeley campus of the University of California. As such, residents, students and visitors have access to educational and cultural programs and events offered by this world-renowned institution. Among the University's opportunities is the Italian Society at Berkeley.   Recently, L'Italo-Ameri...