Angelo Spina, professor of Italian language and literature at Rutgers University, Newark, recently publishedIl Cucchiaio Trafugato  (The Stolen Spoon).  The novel tells the story of an old Italian immigrant, who one day, decides to leave New York, the city in which he lives, and from which he had hoped to run away from the oppressive fascist cultur...

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress held its annual scholarship award prayer service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg Nov. 29. The Tri-State Italian-American Congress is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide educational opportunities for Italian-American children, to support organizations and charities benefiti...

For many years, sociologists, tourists, and researchers have written off Las Vegas for being a “fake” and “inauthentic” city — nothing more than a “theme park for adults.” After all, in a short walk, a Las Vegas tourist can visit an old Roman city, the Eiffel Tower, one of the Great Pyramids, a medieval castle, and New York City. But for Marta Soli...

Eighteen-year-old gymnast Christina Desiderio says competing at the 2016 Olympic trials after earning a spot twice on the U.S. national team was by far the highlight of her career. “19,000 people, not a seat empty! Two days that I will never forget,” she says. “I worked for 10 years of my life to try to make it to the 2016 Olympics,” she says. “Tha...

Si è svolta il 28 Novembre 2018 la cerimonia ufficiale della firma per l’Accordo di Collaborazione tra Montclair State University e Learn Italy USA in vista del programma estivo di Alta Formazione in “Made In & By Italy – Marketing and Communication” che vedrà partecipare nella stesso corso italiani, americani ed italoamericani. Alla Cerimonia hann...

Study Italian Diaspora Culture in Rome through a Unique Summer Program. Application Deadline-February 22, 2019. The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar™ is a three-week summer program that takes place at Roma Tre University from June 17-July 5, 2019. It is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies...

Applications for NIAF scholarships are now open! Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000 and are awarded to undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, medical, and legal students. If you are Italian American or if you are studying Italian in college, apply today! Deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information, contact Julia Streisfeld, Program Manag...

On Tuesday December 11, 2018 at 6 pm, the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. and the United States Department of State will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Italy. Since its inception in 1948, the Program has greatly contributed to fostering and strengthening relations between Italy and the United States. Today the Progr...

Manhasset Secondary School is pleased to announce that three AP Italian students have been chosen as winners of the “La Resistenza in Cucina (The Resistance in the Kitchen)” video project sponsored by the Italian American Committee on Education. Congratulations to Despina Frankis, Alexis Powers and Alessia Ruffo for their award-winning video. Under...

A community program providing supplemental education in a foreign language to community children for decades will continue for another year. The Primavera Italian Language Program, run every fall at St. Benedict’s School, has long taught Italian language and the culture of Italy through art, music and food to youngsters on Saturdays. The program, o...