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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...

by Robert Wirsing   As the new school year draws near, a Mount St. Michael Academy graduate will now serve as his alma mater's president This past May, the MSMA Board of Trustees named Peter Corritori, Jr. as the school's next president and chief executive officer, which became effective on Wednesday, July 1.   Corritori, a Class...

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Italian beginning in Fall 2015. The area of specialization is Italian Cinema, with critical, trans-disciplinary, and/or comparative approaches to film and media studies. A secondary area of experti...

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...

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...

Da alunno delle elementari di Gioiosa Jonica, in provincia di Reggio Calabria, a docente d'italiano tra i più apprezzati negli Stati Uniti. Giuseppe Tassone insegna nella Seattle University e nella University of Washington, università pubblica fondata nel 1861 a Seattle, nello stato di Washington.   È la più grande del Nord-Ovest americano e...

We are going to join The Italian American Club, The Sons of Italy and The Augustus Society in creating a scholarship because, there is a niche not served by the other scholarships. The Italian American Club has a great scholarship program which is open to all college, university and trade school applicants regardless of age and grade (i.e. it is o...

The ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter fall meeting was just another great success. Almost 100 people gathered to listen to our four amazing speakers and to visit the BAM.   After the visit we enjoyed talks form Claudio Mazzola, PhD and Senior Lecturer at the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington that talked about...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis At the corner of NW 14th and Quimby stands Friendly House, the home of "La Scuola Italiana di Portland's preschool".   Parents and preschoolers open the door and are instantly inside an Italian classroom; Italian children's music is playing softly in the background, papers with finger-paint handprints hang on the wa...