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Olympia High School, one of the top performing public high schools in Florida located in beautiful Orlando, is seeking a qualified dynamic candidate to fill a full time Italian instructor position. The 13 year old, well established, Italian program at Olympia boasts 200-250 students yearly and consistently performs exceptionally well on the AP Ital...

Differences make the world go round. Living in Italy for a semester, Bethany Carideo learned that firsthand. "Some aspects made me appreciate home more, but some things I really appreciate about Italy, too," said Carideo, a McMinn County High School student who recently participated in a foreign exchange student program. "They have such a good aura...

South Carolina's public school system has become a national leader in Montessori education, apparently because it embraced such schools early on. The Palmetto State has more public Montessori programs than any state except California, according to a new report from the Riley Institute at Furman University. As of 2016, South Carolina had 7,402 stude...

An inventive fruit tree researcher has joined the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center. Lorenzo Rossi is the center’s first-ever root biology professor and will support the university’s statewide Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ commitment to restore Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. “Healthy roots are es...

Applications for a $1,000 scholarship are available through the Daughters of Italy Lodge #2825, the Clearwater chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America. The applicant must be a Florida resident and of Italian descent. In addition to high school graduates, returning students as well as continuing students of higher education are also eligible t...

Jimmy Lodato has announced his candidacy for the non-partisan position of Hernando County School Board, District 3. Jimmy has been heavily involved with the School District for several years. He most recently spearheaded the campaign to revive the half cent funding for school capital improvements as Chairman of the Steering Committee and co-Chair o...

Leading Italian fashion, art and design school Istituto Marangoni is expanding in the U.S. with its first school in the region, located in Miami’s Design District. The venue will be unveiled during Art Basel, running Dec. 7 to 10. “Go big or go home,” said entrepreneur Hakan Baykam, president of the new Miami school, showing a photo of the impressi...

The Whitten Learning Center is now doubling as an Italian movie theater. The center has become the home base for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures’ seventh annual Italian Film Festival this October. Once a week, for Italian heritage month, contemporary Italian films are screened on campus, free to students, faculty and community me...

Chiunque mi conosca ve lo può confermare (credo) senza alcuna difficoltà: non sono mai stato un grande appassionato di sport. E non lo so nemmeno adesso, che la giovinezza ormai l'ho abbandonata... forse da poco, è vero, ma comunque l'ho fatto. Nonostante tutto, però, lo sport e i suoi personaggi e le sue dinamiche e il suo influenzare e farsi infl...

The Department of Romance Studies is hosting a film screening series called “Fear Friday with Dario Argento” every Friday until Oct. 30 in the Media Resources Center of the Undergraduate Library. Each screening will feature a movie by Italian horror director Dario Argento, with the last screening featuring John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” Assistant Ar...

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host Luca Bonomi, president of the Societa Dante Alighieri in Siena, Italy on October 2-5. The Societa Dante Alighieri or the Dante Alighieri Society is a society that promotes Italian culture and language around the world. Today this society is present in more than 60 countries. Bonomi became associated w...

Maryville High School tenth grade students set a record for participation in the DAR Christopher Columbus essay contest with more than 60 students submitting an essay, according to Belva Dawson, contest chairman. Participation certificates were presented to 20 students with the top-rated essays. The winning essay was written by Mason Walk, who rece...