Steven Botterill, a UC Berkeley professor of Italian studies, died at age 60 on May 5. Botterill came to UC Berkeley from England in 1986 to become an assistant professor of Italian studies, according to Albert Russell Ascoli, a professor and colleague of Botterill’s for 23 years in the campus department of Italian studies. He added that Botterill...

You’re used to coffee on the go. Why not pizza? After years of dripping grease and folding triangular slices, the folks at Italy-based Kono Pizza developed an ingenious way of eating pizza. It’s in a cone. Seems like the kind of thing you’d see deep-fried at a state fair, but it actually started in Italy in 2004 and expanded to the United States ma...

Berkeley community members will be able to eat pizza from a cone at 2282 Fulton St. within the next month. Kono Pizza is a chain that offers a variety of cones, or “kones,” that range from traditional pepperoni and chicken parmesan to desserts such as Nutella and cannoli cones. Certain flavors available are also unique to location; for example, the...

Due provvedimenti di sostegno allo studio e alla ricerca. Li ha adottati con due differenti delibere la Giunta regionale nella seduta odierna: da un lato uno sostegno agli studenti per i loro studi all'estero (38mila euro di bilancio regionale), dall'altro nuove risorse (3 milioni di euro) per i dottorati di ricerca. Il primo provvedimento riguarda...

THE People's Park is hosting a 'fantastico' celebration of all things Italian with the Viva Italia festival.The two-day event celebrates the cinema, cars, fashion and food of Italy and marks the first Italian festival in Jersey in two decades. Among the highlights across the weekend are three cooking demonstrations from celebrity chef and This Morn...

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Please join us for a program about an historic incident that occurred in Italy during World War II and new Berkeley initiative that combats impunity for similar crimes today. The Italian incident found its way into a major Italian novel, an Oscar-winning Italian film, a critically...

If you were to compile a list of restaurant genres that the East Bay has a dire shortage of, Italian-inspired wood-oven pizza wouldn’t crack the top ten. We do, after all, have plenty of that.Still, you have to admire the owners of Lucia’s, a new Neapolitan-style pizzeria in downtown Berkeley, for having the courage of their convictions to go all-i...

di Mauro Battocchi Some very encouraging news just came out of the Intel Business Challenge Europe 2013 (IBCE) with regards to Italy's prominence in the European startup sphere. Of the twenty-three European startups selected as finalists, eight are Italian — a full third of these promising endeavors come from Italy!   The IBCE is a pan-Euro...

The Italian Society at Berkeley is a vibrant cultural and academic organization, recently formed in 2015 with the joining of the Italian International Students Association and the Berkeley Italian Network.   The group is an informal network of students and scholars that promote Italian culture in the UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Nationa...

The UC Berkeley Department of Italian Studies is pleased to announce Summer 2013 Italian Studies Course OfferingsOPEN TO ALL — NOT JUST BERKELEY STUDENTS!MAY 28-JULY 3:Italian Studies 160: Studies in the History, Society, and Politics of the Italian Peninsula Scoundrels, Saints, and Poets: Italian Character(s) in European CultureMeets M,T,W,Th 2-...