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In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Fred Gardaphé, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Fred lost his father, grandfather, as well as his godfather to violence at a very early age and tells us the story of how that...

A college in the Bronx is digging up the roots of Italian-American history through a real-life project. John and Giacomina Meduri - two Italian-Americans who grew up in 1940s - were interviewed by Fordham University professor Kathleen Lapenta to look at the ways they lived and experienced life in the Bronx in the 20th century. The interview is part...

A St. James native recently received the scholarship to study cancer research in Italy this fall. Alexa DeAngelis, a member of the 2008 graduating class of Harbor Country Day School and a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School and Georgetown University, was recently granted a Fulbright scholarship to study at Sapienza-Universita di Roma in Rome, beg...

Staten Islander Michael Coppotelli was one of the three honorees recognized by The Forum of Italian American Educators (FIAME) at its 33rd annual awards dinners. The Associate Superintendent of Schools, Student Services and Public Policy was lauded by FIAME with The Thomas C. Giordano Leadership award at its awards dinner at the Villa Barone Manor...

April 6 (Thursday)   5:30 pm. Richard Nasti Lecture Series Event. Presentation by Professor Chiara De Santi, State University of New York at Fredonia. Topic: Eat First: Italian American Gastronomy and Family Values in the Films of Martin Scorsese. Several films by Italian American director, Martin Scorsese, are explored through the lens of gastrono...

Four $3,000 scholarships are now available to future or current college students who reside in the state’s 1st State Senate District. The scholarships are limited to constituents who reside in a district represented by state senators and Assembly members who belong to the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators—Senator Ken LaValle...

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators and announced the conference is now accepting applications for its annual college scholarship contest. The conference will award four $3,000 scholarships to future and current college students based on academic and athletic achieve...

The next round of applications for the Tiro a Segno Visiting Fellowship in Italian Studies will be accepted from now until April 7, 2017, for positions to be held in Spring 2019 and Spring 2021. Please see details below if you are interested in applying. The Department of Italian Studies and the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University i...

Italy continues to be one of the most loved countries and, by extension, Italian remains one of the most loved foreign languages. We’ve previously reportedon the importance of the use of Italian culture and its international fame will attract more people towards the language and we’ve also discovered that the Italian language has gained a foothold...

Announcing the second year of the American Italian Socio-historical Association (AISA). The purpose of this scholarly organization is to present and disseminate social scientific research on the Italian American experience. Specifically, the social scientific research on the Italian American experience would involve the fields of anthropology, econ...

“L’italiano non è più solamente una lingua etnica. È molto importante ribadirlo. Direi essenziale. D’altronde abbiamo pressappoco 100mila giovani a livello nazionale che studiano l’italiano; a livello universitario, invece, ne calcoliamo circa 90mila”. Lo assicura Antony Julian Tamburri, Decano e professore dell’Italian American Institute Calandra...

Some other area schools have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Day, and now it is Williamsville's turn to tackle the topic. The school board has put the name change on the agenda for a vote next month, but at least four of the nine board members have signaled their opposition to the proposal. No matter how the vote goes, some board members are  tr...