NEWS FROM : USA  

ISSNAF - Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation yearly presents awards to acknowledge the research of young Italian investigators working in North America, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, potentially impactful and honors their country of origin. ISSNAF Board of Trustees encourages all Italian early-...

I membri della seconda generazione, durante i primi decenni del XX secolo, hanno affrontato un enorme dilemma nel scegliere la propria identità: a casa vivevano la cultura italiana, fuori, nel mondo esterno, erano esposti alla cultura americana. Spesso si sentivano ai margini di entrambe le culture difficili da amalgamare. Da un lato, potevano iden...

L’INPS, con il messaggio 6 aprile 2018, n. 1527, comunica che è stata avviata la seconda fase dell’accertamento dell’esistenza in vita per il pagamento delle pensioni, nel 2017 e 2018, ai pensionati residenti in Nord e Centro America, oltre che in altre aree geografiche. L’INPS raccomanda di inviare i moduli standard e alternativi di attestazione d...

In the beginning of “Women in Sunlight,” we meet three middle-aged American women. Two of them are widows; the other recently fled a bad marriage. All share a vague urge to start over. So on a whim and barely knowing each other, they move to Italy for an indefinite period. Sound familiar? Yes, this is a version of “Eat, Pray, Love” for women of a c...

Researchers of Sicilian and Italian genealogy are blessed by the wealth of original records of birth, baptism, marriage and death that may be found for many ancestral towns, on microfilm or on line. Often those original records may have misspellings, or valid variations of given names or surnames.  In many cases, misspellings by English-speaking cl...

Nel 1934 la diciannovenne italo-americana Adriana Caselotti venne scelta per interpretare la voce di Biancaneve nel celebre film d’animazione “Biancaneve e i Sette Nani”, il quale sarebbe diventato uno dei più redditizi di tutti i tempi. Nata in America, ma figlia di due immigrati italiani, Adriana Caselotti crebbe immersa nella musica; la madre e...

Every night during the Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga would give a speech to the audience. “Tonight, I want you to forget all your insecurities,” she began during a version of the speech from performances at Madison Square Garden. “I want you to reject anyone or anything that’s ever made you feel like you don’t belong or don’t fit in […]you just reme...

Si tratta di un argomento di grande attualità che consentirà di approfondire i legami e le influenze esistenti tra la lingua italiana, il mondo della rete internet, le nuove tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione incluse le piattaforme sociali. L'Accademia della Crusca realizzerà anche il prossimo anno un libro sul tema della manifestaz...

This is the translation of the interview Davide Moretti gave to basketinside.com(@basketinside360 on Twitter), an Italian website that follows basketball in many forms, including NCAA, NBA, European, and Italian competitions. The interviewer, Lucia Montanari, did a wonderful job exploring all the facets a year in the USA can mean for a foreign play...

Generally described as a second-generation member of the New York School of poets, American poet Joseph Ceravolo, born in 1934, is actually closer in age to the first generation. Ceravolo was born in a sort of middle-time, like Ted Berrigan (also born in 1934). Although his literary tropes and ideologies were not so different from those of the firs...

The global rise of Italian TV series is now in full swing, riding the wake of hits such as “Gomorrah,” “The Young Pope” and “Medici: Masters of Florence.” A wave of new high-end shows that mine iconic aspects of Italy’s past and present, but also venture into the supernatural and tap into the vibrant reinvention of classic genres — such as spaghett...

We're not going to rehash the dated bit about Starbucks drink sizes ("what's up with 'grande' meaning medium??"), but we would like to draw attention to the undeniable influence of Italian espresso culture on the way we drink coffee now. We have the Italians to thank for cappuccino, macchiato, and caffé latte, which have revitalized us on more afte...