After the success of the Maria Manetti Shrem Grants 2016, the Commission for Language and Culture of COMITES is happy to announce the opening of the call for 2017. Students who take the AP Italian Exam 2017 and score 3 or higher will be awarded with prizes from 50 to 100$. This initiative is possible thanks to the generosity of Lady Maria Manetti S...

Some other area schools have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Day, and now it is Williamsville's turn to tackle the topic. The school board has put the name change on the agenda for a vote next month, but at least four of the nine board members have signaled their opposition to the proposal. No matter how the vote goes, some board members are  tr...

Luisa Nardini, associate professor of musicology at the Butler School, is a prolific scholar that specializes in Gregorian chant, medieval music theory, music and visual art, manuscript studies, and oral and written transmission of liturgical chant. Her most recent achievement is a prestigious American Council of Learned Societies fellowship—to tak...

East Carolina’s latest record breaker for track and field in the 800-meter, sophomore Stefano Migliorati, has had a different transition into being a college athlete than most others. Migliorati hails from Calvisaro, Italy, and arrived in the United States two years ago to go to an American university. His transition has been hard particularly beca...

Italian-inspired works by 11 current students, three alumnae and two faculty members at Mississippi State are on display Feb. 20-28 in the university’s Giles Hall gallery. Free to all, the “Ciao! Travel ROME” exhibition features paintings, drawings and posters by 14 students from Professor Brent Funderburk’s studio course, “SKETCHBOOK: Journal for...

A mechanical engineer turned celebrity chef is connecting the Southeast – including Aiken – to Italian cuisine through a unique partnership among local friends. Riccardo Manieri has been commissioned for the fourth year to prepare a menu he created especially for the annual Partners in Friendship dinner Saturday, Feb. 18. Manieri hails from Orvieto...

Students from all levels of Italian joined the officers of the UW Italian Club on Friday to prepare a four-course meal together. On the menu was a caprese salad, pasta al pesto, duck breast in orange sauce (petto d'anatra all'arancia), and a mandarin sorbet. Everyone pitched in with shelling, peeling, slicing and boiling to get the dinner ready, sp...

Boffins eat your hearts out: the world record holder for the number of university degrees is a cheery but truculent 70-year old Italian. Luciano Baietti lives in the town of Velletri in the Alban Hills near Rome and spends his days pottering around his small house and garden. But at every morning at 3am he pulls out his textbooks and starts studyin...

The Origini Italia programme for Export Management & Entrepreneurial Development, is organized by MIB Trieste School of Management, In cooperation with ICE - Italian Trade Agency, with the local administration of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and with other Italian regional organizations. The Program is now in its 17th year, and is aimed at the desc...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...