A St. James native recently received the scholarship to study cancer research in Italy this fall. Alexa DeAngelis, a member of the 2008 graduating class of Harbor Country Day School and a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School and Georgetown University, was recently granted a Fulbright scholarship to study at Sapienza-Universita di Roma in Rome, beg...

At a recent awards banquet, Judie Vitiritti-Lynch was so engaged in talking to her former students that she didn’t hear the emcee announce her name. A colleague prompted her to walk up to the podium, because she had won the Italian Consulate in Chicago’s first-ever Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of the Italian Language and Culture. “I...

Ten Italian universities have been recognized among the top 200 'young' universities world wide - with one attaining ninth place overall. According to the rankings from Times Higher Education, which judged universities under 50 years old across 48 countries, the Scuola Sant'Anna in Pisa is the ninth best university in the world. "I'm very happy wit...

Il 28 marzo scorso si sono tenuti presso il Ministero degli Affari Esteri gli "Stati Generali per la promozione all'estero della formazione superiore italiana". All'evento, voluto dal vice Ministro Mario Giro, hanno partecipato esponenti del MIUR, del Ministero dell'Interno e del sistema universitario e dall'alta formazione italiana. Nel corso dell...

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). The Ca...

Staten Islander Michael Coppotelli was one of the three honorees recognized by The Forum of Italian American Educators (FIAME) at its 33rd annual awards dinners. The Associate Superintendent of Schools, Student Services and Public Policy was lauded by FIAME with The Thomas C. Giordano Leadership award at its awards dinner at the Villa Barone Manor...

E’  tra i 25 ingegneri, con meno di 40 anni, che hanno dimostrato eccezionali capacità tecniche, capacità di leadership e di ricerca  a beneficio della professione di ingegnere. Alfonso Oliva, 32 anni di Cassino, laureato in  Ingegneria Civile all’università di Cassino  e del Lazio Meridionale con curriculum Dual Degree, cioè doppio titolo italiano...

As we look at the history of humanity, we often focus on the individuals who made fundamental discoveries and enabled us to advance our knowledge, by challenging directly the system of beliefs they lived in. A remarkable example of that, is represented by the Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei (Pisa 1564 – 1642), who championed the Copernican helio...

At the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), we believe strongly in supporting future generations of the Italian American community. This is why we created the NIAF Congressional Fellowship; with it, we place outstanding Italian American college students, graduate students and recent graduates in the offices of members of the Italian America...

"Paese che vai, usanza che trovi: Regional Customs, Traditions and Superstitions"--The theme of this year's collaboration between ITANJ and the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America at Montclair State University! A full house of 350 students and teachers from four middle and 10 high schools participated in this annual showcase/comp...