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The College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago will install Carla Simonini as the first Paul and Ann Rubino Endowed Professor in Italian American Studies on Nov. 4. The celebration will feature an inaugural address by Simonini and remarks by Fred Gardaphé, distinguished professor of English/Italian American studies at Queens College,...

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm. The Scarab Club – 217 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI 48202. Registration is required by October 16th. This event, mainly in Italian, is open to the public. Prof. Stefania Spina (Università per Stranieri di Perugia): "Fiumi di parole. L’italiano liquido ed informale dei social media". ("Rivers of words. The flow of f...

As a result of a collaboration between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, it's now possible to view some of the world's most admired ancient artifacts and sculptures in 3D without traveling overseas. A newly launched website, www.digitalsculpture-uffizi.org, was unveiled Tuesday in a ceremony at the historic Uffizi Galler...

When Nicki Pecori Fioretti graduated from Loyola University with an MBA in finance in 1996, she never dreamed she’d be returning in triumph two decades later. But return she did, as the director of community affairs for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, to deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2018 at Loyola’s Quinlan School of...

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded $1,000 scholarships to 12 area students during the organization’s awards banquet on May 16, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Nicholas Azzarello, Nikiyja Carter, Nicholas Dove, Gabrielle Goecke, Faith Gossard, Alexa Hawk, Michael Johnston, Madison Langhals, Ethan Mangette, Savannah Meeker,...

Outgoing Menomonee Falls Schools superintendent Pat Greco has been named a co-recipient of the 2018 Wisconsin Policy Forum's James R. Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award. Retired city of Milwaukee budget director Mark Nicolini is the other co-recipient. Greco was named by the group, a nonpartisan independent public policy research organization, as one...

A sixth-generation Italian American with a profound connection to her roots, Carla Simonini, Ph.D., arrives in Chicago next month to lead Loyola University’s Italian-American Studies program. Complimenti! It took five years, a massive fund-raising campaign that netted $500,000 and a historic commitment by Loyola University of Chicago, but our metro...

The Sons of Italy, Akron Lodge 685 held its initiation/scholarship dinner on May 2 at The Venue in Tallmadge. Scholarship recipients are selected by a committee that reviews GPA, recommendations, accomplishments and activities, and essays on their career choice and their Italian heritage. Zachary Conti, son of John and Andrea Conti, was awarded a s...

If you want to send your kids to Italy this summer while keeping them close to home, Casa Italia has the summer camp for you. The camp is celebrating its 14th year. The Casa’s Italian Language & Culture Summer Camp will introduce children ages 4 to 16 to the best that Italy has to offer through drama, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, sports, d...

The American Association of Teachers of Italian-Midwest hosted a symposium based on the current “Made in Italy” trend sweeping World Languages. With enrollments diminishing, programs closing, and the lack of teachers to replace retiring teachers and long-term leaves, we need to come together! It is important to begin to look towards the future and...

A full-time Italian professor at Youngstown State University will be departing for a new opportunity at Loyola University Chicago in the fall. Carla Simonini accepted a position at LUC, where she has been named the inaugural Paul and Ann Rubino Professor in Italian American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. According to LUC’s University...

This past Friday, the faculty and students of Notre Dame’s Department of Romance Languages and Literature came together in DeBartolo Performing Art Center’s Leighton Concert Hall to perform a wide variety of fantastic Italian music for a sold-out crowd. As part of Romance Languages International Week 2018, Professor Lesley Marcantonio’s “Intermedia...