The Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures presented awards to outstanding students in the Italian Language Program on April 25, 2017. Italian Consul in Detroit Dr. Maria Manca was in attendance to honor the students for their achievements. Faculty members James Michels, Dr. Raffaele DeBenedictis, and Irene Marletta...

Dagli Stati Uniti all'Italia per un mese di studi a Firenze, con l'opportunita' di visitare le più belle città del Belpaese. La Palazzo Strozzi Foundation Usa si conferma ambasciatrice del Rinascimento italiano nelle scuole americane, dando a 18 studenti di alcuni istituti fra i più problematici di New York, Los Angeles e Detroit l'opportunità di p...

On June 4 the IACS and its Council of Presidents welcomed the Italian community to its celebration of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Italy.  Always an exciting event, this year was particularly extraordinary because we were fortunate to have Dr. David DiChiera, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of the Michigan Opera Th...

The latest outpost of the Barbieri family's Da Edoardo Italian restaurant empire is making the most of its 60-year-old downtown roots. A portrait of patriarch Edoardo Barbieri, clad in a V-neck-sweater, pipe in hand, adorns a wall. A framed April 1958 copy of Michigan Restaurateur headlines, "A Rigid Standard of Quality at La Lanterna Pays Off!" La...

The M1 Concourse, an 87-acre auto enthusiast "country club," will host the largest gathering of Italian vehicles ever in Michigan Sunday, June 11. More than 600 Italian cars and motorcycles are expected to be at the concourse in Pontiac. In addition, the "Italian Happening" will feature 40 wines from different regions in Italy, a beer garden and It...

Festeggiare la Repubblica anche oltreoceano. Accade negli Stati Uniti, e l’Italia viene celebrata il 2 giugno pure nelle città americane E quest’anno, il ricevimento di Detroit si terrà presso il Detroit Opera House, in downtown Detroit. Risuonerà quindi anche nel capoluogo della contea di Wayne, l’inno di Mameli. Sotto l’egida del Consolato, il ca...

Last May 23rd, during the Honors Convocation at the Anse Creuse High School, two students were awarded the Anthony J. Bellanca Memorial Awards. The fellowship is offered to students who have distinguished themselves in the study and promotion of the Italian language by the legal firm of the same name through the N.O.I. Foundation. Parents, teachers...

Until recently, an olive oil's label and the bottles' position on a grocery store's shelf guided my purchase. Those boasting "first cold press," "extra virgin," "Italian," or similar alleged indicators of quality from the top shelf were what I grabbed and happily used. So I was skeptical when I read that my $25 bottle of oil was likely a sham and l...

Last Sunday, the final for the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan's Italian Songs And Arias Vocal Competition took place. This competition is considered as the state’s top singing competition for high school classical and opera vocalists. Former winners, such as Michael Fabiano and Caitlin Lynch, are today performing with opera companies in prestigiou...

Maria Manca was born in Ozieri (Sassari) in 1982 and graduated from the "Università per Stranieri di Perugia" in 2008 with a degree in International Relations. In 2010 she entered the Diplomatic career of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her first assignment was to the office of the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation of the...