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"So sorry about the mess," says Flavia Laviosa as she welcomes me to her home, a one-bedroom apartment halfway between Harvard and MIT. I quickly realize that the contents of her apartment live up to its location.   The "mess" — a consequence of an ongoing home improvement project — consists of books beyond counting, stacked in tall piles on...

Fitchburg State University President Robert V. Antonucci was recently presented the President's Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), given in recognition of his commitment to advancing the quality of student life on campus.   Antonucci was nominated for the award by Fitchburg State Associate Dean f...

Pirandello Lyceum President Rosario Cascio has announced that it is time to make your nomination for the 2013 I Migliori in Mens et Gesta Awards. From the Latin meaning "The Best in Thought and Actions," this award honors Americans of Italian ancestry who have excelled in their chosen fields and have made a significant contribution to society.Bost...

Discover your inner chef and Italy's incredibly diverse culinary landscape to create your own 3 course masterpiece! Six classes introduce the distinct and exciting cuisines of 6 Italian regions. Each class lasts 4 hours. You will cook in a newly equipped kitchen at the Dante Alighieri Society in Kendall Square, Cambridge, and enjoy your meal in int...

by Dana Hatic   When Union Bar & Grill closed in December 2014, The Aquitaine Group (Metropolis, Gaslight, Cinquecento) developed a new concept to join its family of restaurants. La Motta's Italian Specialties, a nod to mid-20th century Italian-American restaurants, officially opens today, October 27, at 1357 Washington St. in the South...

by Daniela Bartalesi-Graf Il mese di maggio segna la fine dell'anno accademico a Wellesley College, ma quest'anno per noi del Dipartimento di Italianistica è l'inizio di una nuova avventura: stiamo per lanciare Beginning Italian Language and Culture, il primo corso di lingua e cultura italiana interamente online. Sto leggendo le centinaia di doma...

The recent podcast of school news of the Italian Consulate in Boston has reached the 5th episode by now. Its name is Tuttinclasse! (It means "Go in class!") It is produced by the Educational Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and it can be listened on your own cell phone or computer. In just a few minutes, you'll hear last school a...

A sexual harassment case that has been unfolding without public notice for nearly five years within the Yale School of Medicine has roiled the institution and led to new allegations that the university is insensitive to instances of harassment against women.   The case involves a former head of cardiology who professed his love to a young It...

Marblehead — This past Thursday, July 18, the Marblehead Rotary Club welcomed Silvia Venini, a short-term, summer exchange student from Italy. As part of its student exchange program, Rotary District 7930, which covers most of Eastern Massachusetts, has year-long and short-term summer exchange programs for local high school students with a nu...

The Giovanni Armenise – Harvard Foundation is pleased to announce it will be offering a CDA to a promising young scientist, currently not in Italy, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy.   The Giovanni Armenise – Harvard Foundation's mission is to make it possible for young, newly independ...

By Michael D. Kane    Assumption College President Francesco C. Cesareo is being recognized as a leader in preserving Italian culture in Massachusetts. Cesareo has received the Italian Heritage Month Committee's "Leadership in Education" award.   Cesareo received the award Oct. 1 during the kick-off to Italian Heritage Month in t...

Complimenti, Joshua Crespo and Leena Ziane! The two Medford High School AP Italian students were awarded $1,000 each in scholarship money at the Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi – USA gala last week.   The event, held at Filippo's Restaurant in Boston's North End, was one of several Italian-American Heritage Month celebrations highlig...