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In the early 1970s, Montessori education was largely unheard of in Montana and completely nonexistent in institutional form. But a group of parents in the Flathead Valley had come across the educational method elsewhere and wondered whether they could bring it to Northwest Montana. Not much pointed to Kalispell as an obvious launching point for thi...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo held its 38th annual Scholarship Awards Celebration, featuring presentations in Italian by each scholarship winner followed by the Little Italy Buffet and an array of Italian-themed desserts. Alegria Ribadeneira was honored as Person of the Year for her outstanding leadership in foreign language education. Eigh...

Si legge e si sente spesso parlare del successo degli Italiani all'estero nei campi del design, della moda, della enogastronomia, ma tanti sono anche fuori dall'Italia per motivi di studio e di ricerca. Per la riunione del 6 giugno del Club Italiano Per Piacere abbiamo qualcosa di veramente nuovo per voi: intervisteremo quattro italiani che sono a...

As a result of the university-wide budget recalls in October, the Department of Modern Languages will offer only one Italian course in fall 2018. Courses typically scheduled for the fall semester like Italian I and Italian III have been canceled. The discontinuation of Italian courses will cause the loss of one faculty member: Alessia Salamina, a v...

A professor at Saint Louis University is using video games to teach language skills to students. Simone Bregni, Ph.D., started playing games in 1975 when he was 12, according to a press release. During the mid-’80s, he realized playing text adventures helped him learn English. That revelation inspired his research and teaching methods, along with w...

La lingua Italiana sta perdendo studenti. Il 20% in meno, stando al rapporto stilato dalla Modern Languages Association. La colpa è sempre ed esclusivamente degli insegnanti? O, più realisticamente, è cambiata la situazione globale e nuovi concorrenti si sono affacciati nelle aule delle università americane (nello stesso documento della MLA,infatti...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2738’s 19th scholarship and Italian Citizen of the Year dinner will be held at 6 p.m. March 3 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Nineteen students of Italian heritage will be awarded scholarship and a gift bag. The theme of the event is “2 Divas and Piano,” as the entertainment lineup features celebrity tributes...

For the fourth year, the ICC will fund one $3,000 scholarship for an outstanding student who will spend one semester in Italy. Working in partnership with the University of Minnesota, Department of French & Italian, this scholarship continues to fulfill our mission to promote Italian language and culture to all people of Minnesota. The Massimo Bona...

The Department of French and Italian in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at The University of Iowa seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian for the 2018-19 academic year. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach introductory and intermediate language courses as well as literary and cultural surve...

When Alice Accorsi, PhD, first encountered the freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata, it was as an invasive pest of crops and the intermediate host of a parasitic roundworm that can cause human encephalitis. Accorsi, then a graduate student at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Modena, Italy, was searching for vulnerabilities in the snai...

For 18-year-old Angelica Dore, 2017-18 is turning out to be a year of first-time experiences: Studying anatomy at the high-school level and playing on a basketball team. Sampling new foods, such as peanut butter paired with jelly. Watching with wonder as grown-ups, not just children, wear costumes for Halloween. “I do recommend it,” the young woman...

On Saturday, October 21, from 9:00 am until 10:30 a.m., Elisabetta Re, Italian native, will lead a small group in a casual conversation format. Participants will enjoy traditional Italian coffee, Italian breakfast staples – pane, burro e marmellata – along with some dolcetti. This is intended to be a very informal class aimed at Italian students of...