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Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6pm John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036. Italian immigrants to the United States and Argentina hungered for the products of home: Merchants imported Italian cheese, wine, olive oil, and other commodities to meet the demand. As a result, migrant marketplaces came i...

Now we know the secret to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's insane chemistry in A Star Is Born. It all began, you see, over a plate of pasta.  While appearing on Conan, the actor and director talked about the first sit-down with the film's leading lady — and it sounds way more cozy and delicious than your average business meeting.  After asking her fu...

La più grande organizzazione mondiale di scienze della Terra e scienze spaziali, composta da oltre 60.000 membri che rappresentano oltre 140 diversi Paesi, onora 33 individui eccezionali. Ogni anno infatti l’American geophysical union (Agu) premia uomini di scienza per i loro eccezionali risultati, contributi e servizio alla comunità di scienze del...

In the early 1850s, Constantino Urbani dedicated himself to truffles. At the time, the rare tuber — which only grows wild in the forests of central and northern Italy — was almost unknown to the outside world. Passionate about the earthy, aromatic ingredient (we totally get it), Constantino wanted to spread the good word. He succeeded. More than 16...

On the occasion of the 3rd Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World, the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Contest for University students of Italian language in the United States. The Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo will take place from November 19 to 25, 2018. This year the theme will be “La Dieta Mediterranea” (The Mediterranea...

The Young-ISSNAF Mentorship Program aims at supporting and guiding junior Italian researchers in North America in their career choices and professional growth by matching mentors and mentees within ISSNAF network. While mentorship is a well-developed practice in most Institutions, the Young-ISSNAF Mentorship Program offers junior faculty an externa...

On the heels of Gina Fava’s latest book, Un Momento: A Taste of Italian-American Pastimes, comes her latest international crime thriller, Formula: Another HELL Ranger Thriller. A mystery that draws from Fava's time spent living in Italy, the novel features elements of romance, cut throat competition, sibling rivalry, and sexy revenge. The mystery a...

In a typical four-digit manufacturing industry in the United States, establishments at the 90th percentile of total factor productivity (TFP) are about twice as productive as those at the 10th percentile. This dispersion appears even larger in developing countries: for instance, Indian and Chinese firms display 400 percent productivity spread betwe...

Gene Pingatore still can’t quite believe that in November he’ll be among the inductees into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. “I am totally honored and extremely humbled,” he says. “When you think about it, I’m a high school coach. And here I go to the hall of fame with all my heroes who are there — Joe DiMaggio, Rocky Marciano. It...

Italian-born sharpshooting forward Nicolo Melli has reportedly received interest from the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks. After taking home All Euroleague 2nd Team honors in 2017, there were reportedly several teams interested in signing the 6-foot-8 forward. He declined an offer from the Hawks last season. Atlanta was also interested back in...

In my neighborhood, Italian families had many traditions.  To mention a few, Christmas Eve always included a seafood meal called the feast of the 7 fishes, plastic slipcovers adorned the furniture in every living room and Sundays always started with mass followed by Mom frying meatballs and sausage while making the gravy (not sauce).  That wonderfu...

In this episode, we’re speaking with best-selling author, manifesting expert, keynote motivational speaker, and master life coach Sarah Centrella about her book, “Hustle Believe Receive,” and how everyone can make their dreams reality when they’re not afraid to take action. She also talks about how she was able to take an inspiring trip to Italy wi...