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Connecting language study to the “real world” is one of the objectives of Dr. Enza Antenos' Business Italian course (ITAL321). There is a significant presence of Italian companies in New Jersey, and it only made sense to bring experts to class to speak to Italian and international business students about Made in Italy and its importance and impact...

The city’s school board approved a measure to name the media center inside the new School 16 building after Italian-American trailblazer Mary Augusto, who founded “La Voce Italiana” or “The Italian Voice” newspaper and was the first woman to run for mayor in the Silk City. Augusto died in 1982. To preserve her memory, Augusto’s daughter, Cesairna A...

Serving Saint Peter’s University for five decades, Eileen L. Poiani of Nutley will receive the institute’s honorary alumna award on Friday, May 5. The Saint Peter’s Hearts & Minds Scholarship Celebration will occur on Friday, May 5, at the Mac Mahon Student Center. Poiani, who holds a doctorate degree, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Douglas Reside...

La Famiglia Scholarship Program of the Little Italy Lodge is accepting 2017-18 applications from high school students whowill attend full-time at an accredited college or university. The fund, in place since 1999, has awarded over $137,000 in scholarships to young Italian-Americans. Four $3,000 awards will be distributed. The chief fundraising sour...

19 April 2017, 5:30 pm. Cherpack Seminar Room, 543 Williams Hall - 255 S. 36th St. - Center for Italian Studies at University of Pennsylvania David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania, will discuss two moments in time, just before and after World War II, when Boccaccio enjoyed much less respect than today as a European writer, and as an Italian imm...

A local Philadelphia woman becomes entrepreneur at 78 and recipient of Honorary Degree from Chestnut Hill College on May 13, 2017. April 7, 2017 – As the success of her self-published book, Italian Moms – Spreading Their Art To Every Table, Elisa Costantini has now signed with Sterling Publishers, Inc. Elisa published her first book after the death...

"Paese che vai, usanza che trovi: Regional Customs, Traditions and Superstitions"--The theme of this year's collaboration between ITANJ and the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America at Montclair State University! A full house of 350 students and teachers from four middle and 10 high schools participated in this annual showcase/comp...

Join the University of Maryland’s Department of Classics for the annual NIAF Pellegri Distinguished Lecture, featuring Professor Orlando Patterson of Harvard University, on Thursday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. The lecture will explore the parallels and continuities between America and Ancient Rome’s approach to “Freedom, Slavery and Redemption.” For mo...

The Sons of Italy, Galloway and Absecon Purple Aster Chapter is offering two $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors of Absegami and/or Holy Spirit High Schools. Students who are enrolled in college by September 2017, and have a parent or grandparent of Italian descent are eligible to apply. Details and applications are available in the guidance...

The Society of Italian American Businessmen together with Saint Margaret Parish in Bel Air have donated $8,000 to the Harford Community College Foundation. This gift is designated to support student scholarships for Harford students enrolled in Continuing Education Allied Health programs. Harford Community College students Jamila King, Amy Selig, a...

A Queen Village elementary school has launched a pilot Italian language program for kindergarten, first, and second grades. The Italian version of Old McDonald was being sung, in Italian, by the second grade class at the Meredith School. Maestro Matteo Greco of Milan is their teacher on a one year internship. The program is a partnership with the I...

Tue. March 21 (6:30-8:30pm) Feliciano School of Business Lecture Hall 101 - Montclair State University - RSVP required here by Mon. March 20. See flyerThis is the second event of the "Critical Made in Italy" series, designed by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and inspired by a 2016 collection of essays edited by Daniele Ba...