La Famiglia Scholarship Program of the Little Italy Lodge is accepting 2017-18 applications from high school students whowill attend full-time at an accredited college or university. The fund, in place since 1999, has awarded over $137,000 in scholarships to young Italian-Americans. Four $3,000 awards will be distributed. The chief fundraising sour...

Although the Pannese Society of Rhode Island is small in numbers, the Johnston-based Italian-American non-profit is now the state’s leader in International Student Cultural Exchanges. That became fact Tuesday when four Johnston High School students, who were armed with knowledge of the Italian language and customs, boarded a Peter Pan Bus Company m...

Many student organizations at Texas Tech provide an out-of-class opportunity to learn about foreign language and culture in a personable environment. Two such organizations are the Tech Italian Club and the Arabic Language Student Organization. Francesca Mirti, the Italian Club’s on-campus advisor and a foreign language instructor, said she started...

The Sons of Italy in America, St Augustine Lodge #2780, is accepting applications for its 2016–2017 scholarship awards. Scholarship are available for any current St. Johns County High School student with a demonstrable Italian-American heritage (of any proportion) and will be judged by the following primary criteria: Applicants must be residents of...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Fred Gardaphé, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Fred lost his father, grandfather, as well as his godfather to violence at a very early age and tells us the story of how that...

A college in the Bronx is digging up the roots of Italian-American history through a real-life project. John and Giacomina Meduri - two Italian-Americans who grew up in 1940s - were interviewed by Fordham University professor Kathleen Lapenta to look at the ways they lived and experienced life in the Bronx in the 20th century. The interview is part...

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...