Gualtiero Piccinini says he was “a thoughtful kid.” His parents advised him to think for himself, and he “took that seriously.” He’s been a philosophy professor at UMSL since 2005 and works primarily in philosophy of mind with an eye toward psychology, neuroscience and computer science. Almost an engineer. Piccinini’s father was a research engineer...

From the desk of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Society: The Society of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is pleased to announce the winner of its $500 Spirito d’Italia Scholarship. Jaclyn Raguso of Montrose, a senior at Hendrick Hudson High School, plans to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the fall. Her winning essay detailed her appreciation for t...

Initially dedicated in 1979 to honor the locally famous Palumbo family who helped many Italian-Americans assume daily life upon immigrating to the city, the Palumbo Recreation Center has since aged and has come to require maintenance. The City of Philadelphia, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Capital Projects Office and the Office of Cou...

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...

In quasi tutti i dipartimenti di italiano nelle varie università americane sono tempi difficili, e molti studenti motivati allo studio non scelgono di iscriversi a un Master in letteratura italiana per mancanza di corsi oppure perché troppo costosi. E, spesso, quando le università non ricevono soldi i dipartimenti di italiano cancellano le classi a...

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...

As it turns out, kids from Cupertino and Copertino, Italy, really aren’t so different. The first student delegation from Copertino, Italy—Cupertino’s first sister city—visited the West Valley May 24-June 1. The Cupertino-Copertino relationship began in 1963 when then Cupertino mayor John Benetti visited the Italian town. The four eighth-grade stude...

When Elena Mullano first landed on United States soil, she was not stepping into a different country, but jumping into one of the many American films she had seen as she grew up. The 17-year-old Italian hailing from Sardinia, a large island in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, said it was an almost immediate reaction when she stepped off the plane....

L’Università della Calabria si appresta ad ospitare, nei prossimi giorni, un evento culturale di assoluta rilevanza, che pone sul tappeto uno spettro ampio di questioni, riflessioni, orizzonti di ricerca, relativi al tema della diaspora italiana nel mondo, della migrazione, dell’identità. L’Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar, giunto quest’anno...

The 2017 National Italian Exam, a national contest of Italian language and culture for middle school and high school students, organized by the American Association of teachers of Italian (AATI), was recently concluded. From California to Massachusetts to Puerto Rico, 5,465 students representing 16 states participated in the contest. The exam was a...