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Whether you are planning an overseas adventure to the old Kingdom of Trinacria, or simply love all things Sicilian, there is one person who can provide you with all the Sicilian lore you need to know: Professor Douglas Kenning.   Douglas Kenning spends half of each year in Sicily, where he runs a tourism company, and the second half in the S...

Italy has long been defined by its contradictions. From the irreligious popes of the Middle Ages to the modern nation's patchwork union, Italy has been seen as a nation of paradoxes and polarities. To better understand these contrasts, Carte Italiane, the Graduate Student Journal, Department of Italian at UCLA, is pleased to announce its 2013-14 ca...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco recently welcomed Italian author Michele Cecchini who presented his acclaimed novel, "Per Il Bene Chi Ti Voglio" to a Bay Area audience. The novel, now in its fourth printing, speaks of the bittersweet experiences of the protagonist, Antonio Bevilacqua, as he emigrates from Lucca, Italy to San Francis...

Please mark your calendars for Friday, November 22, 2013. Our annual ItaLingua Fundraiser is here again! We are pleased to announce that this year's event will be held at the beautiful Italian Consulate in San Francisco. It promises to be an exciting evening with live jazz, delicious food, donated by some of the best Italian restaurant in San Fran...

Norma Bouchard, Ph.D., will join San Diego State University as dean of the College of Arts and Letters, following the retirement of Paul Wong, Ph.D., later this year. Bouchard is professor of Italian and comparative literary and cultural studies at the University of Connecticut.   She has served as interim associate dean for humanities,...

It has been said that Latin is dead. Truth be told, so is that fern on my porch after a week of scorching heat. But what is very much alive is the love for the Italian culture and language. And no where is this more apparent than in the classroom of Chapman University's Professor Federico Pacchioni.   On a warm September morning, I drove up...

Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are being accepted now for the Franklin Elementary Italian Dual Immersion Program. To enter Kindergarten, your child must be five years old by September 1, 2015.   Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) Italian dual immersion is a 90/10 program that provide students an opportunity to learn tw...

by Silvia Simonetti   After a long delay, the much-awaited Master of Arts degree in Italian Studies has been approved by the Academic Senate of the California State University, Long Beach. Strongly supported by the George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies, represented by Chair Clorinda Donato, the new Program will be effective sta...

By Mauro Battocchi   Perhaps your schedule is hectic and you're having a hard enough time preparing your taxes let alone learning the Italian language. And maybe the prospect of sinking $300 into Rosetta Stone doesn't sound like the best use of your hard earned cash.   But hey, don't give up! You can still learn Italian here and there...

Verterà su diverse tematiche legate all'apprendimento ed all'insegnamento dell'italiano come lingua straniera, con un attenzione particolare sul ruolo delle nuove tecnologie (blog, wikis, forum ecc.) il corso che avrà luogo da mercoledì 15 a venerdì 17 gennaio all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles.   Il seminaro, che si svolgerà tu...

Daniele Struppa, attuale Chancellor della Chapman University presso la quale è stato chiamato nel 2006, è stato nominato dal Board of Trustees dell'Università "Presidente designato" e successore dell'attuale Presidente Jim Doti, Ph.D, quando questi andrà in pensione. A darne notizia è il Consolato generale d'Italia a Los Angeles.   Laureatos...

by Theresa Sabatino   As I have gotten older, I have felt the need to re-connect with so many aspects of my life. In 2009, I made a decision, and that was to come home.   In my heart, home has always been San Jose. After both of my parents passed away, I felt a pull toward this place of my birth. I also knew that I didn't want to just...