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On September 5, 2017, the Italian School of Portland will officially open the doors on its new, Italian language kindergarten program.  It is the first such program in the state of Oregon.  Classes will be held at the school’s NW Portland location, 1542 NW 14th Ave, which also houses the preschool and playgroup programs. The half-day program is Mon...

We’re hiring a part-time Program Coordinator.  Italian language skills are helpful, but not required to apply for this position.  To apply, please email resume and references to info@scuola.us. PURPOSE:  This position supervises administrative staff and oversees management of daily school operations.  Works closely with administrative staff, teache...

Students from all levels of Italian joined the officers of the UW Italian Club on Friday to prepare a four-course meal together. On the menu was a caprese salad, pasta al pesto, duck breast in orange sauce (petto d'anatra all'arancia), and a mandarin sorbet. Everyone pitched in with shelling, peeling, slicing and boiling to get the dinner ready, sp...

Ilaria Cinelli, 31 years old, is the head of an international mission in the Utah desert. This is a perfect environment resembling to the one of the “red planet” Mars, where the experts are getting ready to go. Originally from Florence, Ilaria now lives in Ireland where she is studying for a PhD at the university of Galway. As reported by the Itali...

A 2001 Mountain Home High School alumnus was recently awarded a Fulbright Foundation for Southern Italy Award, an honor often given to senior faculty members. The 33-year-old visiting assistant professor of Italian at the University of Arkansas, Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, said he went into Italian studies because he has "always been fascinated with la...

by Cliff Newell Lolly Pasotti has only been in Lake Oswego since late August, but the Italian exchange student already has a lot of fans.   "Even after a long, tiring flight from Italy, she greeted us with a big smile and a great attitude," says Ken Jensen, who heads up the Lake Oswego Rotary Club program that brought Lolly from Brescia, It...

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered by the Italian American Club of Maui. IACM is an Italian heritage club whose mission is to promote the Italian culture through fellowship, good food, and friendship.   The IACM also raises funds for a yearly scholarship that is awarded to a high school senior on Maui to apply to their continuing higher e...

It all started with a muddy patch of ground and a desire to build a place of healing and compassion for children in crisis at Providence Child Center. Dr. Don Romanaggi and his late wife, Agnes saw the possibility of a garden where families could spend time outside the hospital walls. The Romanaggi Garden was dedicated in 2006 and the Romanaggi's e...

Sunday February 22nd, 3 PM-6 PM. Valley Catholic Early Learning School - 4450 SW Saint Marys Dr, Beaverton 97007. Please join Scuola Italiana di Portland for the 10th annual Festa di Carnevale for Kids! This super-sized costume party celebrates the annual Italian holiday. From face painting to frog hopping to clever clowning and trea...

Bice Peruzzi, a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati presented her findings at the 2016 Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classics Studies Annual Meeting in San Francisco recently. Bice was studying the burial practices of people who were thought to have inhabited the Central Apulian region, south of Italian peninsula, bet...

by Alex Bitter   Turning waste into environmentally friendly plastics is the goal of a $1.4-million project announced Tuesday by the University of Hawai'i and an Italian plastics company.   Researchers in the School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST) will use the money to improve the plastic manufacturing process used...

by Silvia Simonetti   A few weeks ago, the NASA mission called New Horizons performed the closest approach to Pluto, the "ice dwarf," unexplored planet in the Solar System. Among the scientists, who are investigating the mysteries of our Universe, are brilliant Italian minds like astronomer and astrobiologist Cristina Dalle Ore, whose f...