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by Debra Rubin   On one of her annual trips as a young girl to visit her great-grandparents in their small, mostly Catholic village of Campagna Italy, Elizabeth Bettina saw a photograph, taken in 1940, of an Orthodox rabbi sitting on the steps of a church.   Curiosity about that photo — it seemed strange to her that an obviously Jewis...

Sono un aviatore Americano. When translated, these words represent the bridge between two disparate lives for Dimas Bernacchia - the life of an Italian immigrant and the life of an American Airman.   Born in the city of Senigallia, Italy, Bernacchia spent much of his childhood traversing Europe and the Italian peninsula. His father, Giulio B...

Claudio Pellegrini, a visiting scientist and consulting professor at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, will receive the 2014 Enrico Fermi Award for his role in laying the scientific groundwork for the X-ray free-electron laser.  ...

by Cookie Curci   As much as I would have loved to include every Italian American actor in show business, there was no way I could include everyone in this article. To see their names and listings of all these great Italian american actors please go to this website www.imdb.com/list/ls051384748/ TRUE ITALIAN AMERICAN ACTOR.... Alan Alda...

CHARLIE STILLITANO is the best-connected American in European football. He is good friends with Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid head honcho Florentino Perez and super agent Jorge Mendes.   Ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho says of the co-founder and chairman of Relevent Sports: "I call Charlie 'Mr Zero Mistakes' be...

by Sam Roberts   Ronald DeLuca, who orchestrated the advertising campaign that spared the Chrysler Corporation from insolvency in the 1980s and transformed Lee Iacocca, the ailing automaker's voluble chief executive, into a national brand himself, died on Tuesday in Oneonta, N.Y. He was 91. The cause was complications of myelodysplastic...

di Gianna Pontecorboli   Il Giorno della Memoria come spunto di riflessione per andare piu' lontano e ridefinire molte pagine della storia degli italo-americani? Questa e' la sfida che Fraser Ottanelli ha lanciato al Calandra Institute della City University di New York durante uno degli eventi newyorkesi dedicati al ricordo della Shoah....

Traversea, a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal is dedicated to the publication of research in transatlantic history. Transatlantic history pertains to the interconnectedness of human experience and cross-cultural encounters of Europe, Africa, and the Americas (North and South) from 1500 to the present.   It is inherently interdiscip...

Stories of romance, tragedy and triumph, love lost and won from Casa Verdi's marvelously eccentric artists, divas and performers abound in our documentary, VIVA VERDI! Well beyond their prime, these living treasures live out their "third act" with vibrancy, dignity and purpose in this stately retirement home bequeathed them in 1902 by Giuseppe Verd...

di Andrea Cuomo   Una bella responsabilità per Vias Imports Ltd che, fondata nel 1983 da Fabrizio Pedrolli, oggi chairman, ha contribuito a cambiare l'approccio dei consumatori americani nei confronti del vino in generale e del vino italiano in particolare.   «Quando abbiamo iniziato - ricorda Pedrolli - se volevamo far degustare i no...

The Italic Institute of America (IIA), a national educational think tank, is accusing the new animated film "Zootopia" of "polluting the minds of impressionable young viewers with a rancid ethnic stereotype," says Bill Dal Cerro, the Institute's national president.   Specifically, the Institute refers to the character of Mr. Big, an Arctic S...

Lady Gaga said Thursday that her new album will be named after her late aunt and explore her family heritage. The superstar, revealing details of her first contemporary pop album in three years, said it will be called "Joanne" and come out on October 21. Joanne was the name of a paternal aunt who died at age 19 after struggles with lupus....