When Niccolo Machiavelli penned his masterpiece, The Prince, Italy was a land divided and besieged by many foreign forces. In his last chapter, “An Exhortation to free Italy from the Hands of the Barbarians,” he calls for new weapons and formations to be used in warding off intruders and to prepare for new leadership of Italy. In many ways, the cur...

“The need of a college, catholic in spirit and under catholic auspices, is most evident …” — Providence Bishop Matthew Harkins to the Dominican Fathers, October 9, 1915 On November 8, 1915, setting sail from Naples, Italy and bound for New York City, the Italian-American liner Ancona carried with it approval documents of the Master General of the D...

When: Wed, May 31, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Where: Italy-America Chamber of Commerce WEST, 925 N La Brea Avenue, 4th floor, Los Angeles, California 90038 The Consul General of Italy, Mr. Antonio Verde, is happy to extend the invitation to “Study in Italy”, a presentation about the Italian Higher Education system and opportunities for American...

From The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176: The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 recognizes students each month who study the Italian language at area schools. The students are presented with a monetary gift at a monthly dinner hosted by the Lodge members. To date they have honored over 26 students. On April 26th, the Lodge held another dinner hon...

Scholarship funds, stocking food pantries and helping individuals in need are reasons the latest incarnation of Wayne UNICO was formed in 2011. So far the new group has donated more than $50,000 to about 20 local causes, said past President Anthony DeGennaro. The non-profit has raised money through events, including calendar contests to benefit hig...

FAU has international students from all over the world who attend classes on its South Florida campuses. For many of these students, the new college atmosphere is not the only thing they have to adjust to — they have to fit their cultural backgrounds into their South Florida surroundings. Three FAU graduate students from Italy have decided to reser...

Montclair State University is excited to be offering a brand-new program, which seamlessly links the high school and college learning experience. Taught by a native speaker and coordinated by an experienced high school teacher on the Montclair State University campus, its aim is to consolidate rising senior students’ intermediate Italian skills on...

There's good news for fans of “The Big Lebowski.” John Turturro, who played Jesus Quintana in the 1998 comedy, will be reprising the role for a spin-off comedy Turturro is directing called “Going Places,” based on a French film of the same name, about a trio of guys who go on a road trip together. Turturro shared the news during an interview with S...

When we think about Made in Italy, the first word that comes to our mind is Fashion. It is an important part of the Italian lifestyle, and it represents some of the best talents of we, the Italians. I've been searching for somebody who could explain to us and our readers why is that, and how this influenced the relationship between Italy and the US...

NIAF Chairman Emeritus Joseph V. Del Raso and the Foundation’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce the 2017-2019 Instructor in Residence Award to Elissa Ruffino.  For more than 23 years, Ruffino served NIAF as its public relations and communications director and chief brand officer.  She is presently teaching at area universities. “We are ve...