by Stanislao Pugliese As Hofstra University prepares a six-day conference on Frank Sinatra, it has given me an opportunity to re-think Sinatra's relationship with Italy and Italian-American culture. While often depicted as a staunch defender of his rich ethic heritage, I would argue that Sinatra had an ambiguous relationship with Italy and Italian...

Grab a brush and learn the technique used by artists of the Italian Renaissance, stepping back in time and right into art history.   The Housatonic Valley Art League is offering a lecture and weekend workshop, from Friday to Sunday, with Alma Ortolan, one of Italy's premier fesco restorers, conservators and educators. Ortolan, an Italian art...

On Wednesday, June 4th more than 49 smiling children, ages 4 -12, joined Camp Italia at the Garden City Public Library for a free Italian session in language and culture.   The event was presented by Camp Italia of Garden City in partnership with New York Italians in an effort to introduce children to a world language and its culture in a fu...

Beginning this semester, students at the University of Missouri will get a hands-on opportunity to study ancient artifacts through a pilot project with the Capitoline Museums in Rome.   The museums have lent 249 Roman-era artifacts of black-glazed pottery to the university for students to research and catalog. Culled from the museums' cavern...

by Vincenzo Marra Era il 15 Aprile del 2004 quando, dopo un anno di preparativi, nasceva ILICA, l'Italian Language Intercultural Alliance, con la missione di capitalizzare sulla lingua e la cultura italiana la ricchezza di un gruppo etnico in crisi di identità.   ILICA ha sempre dichiarato di voler essere complementare a chi, con tanto sacr...

Who knows the ancient secrets to producing artisan gelato? Find the answers at any of 11 worldwide campuses of Carpigiani's Gelato University.   Whether online or in person, gelato maestros at Gelato University take you back 14,000 years in the study of why artisan gelato tastes so incredible while having less fat, less air and smoother ice...

Boston's Pirandello Lyceum announced the 2015 recipients of its prestigious "I Migliori in Mens et Gesta" award, the "Best in Mind and Deed." The Board of Governors recognized a group of outstanding Americans of Italian descent who have made important contributions to their profession, to society and to the Italian-American community. The I Miglio...

The Director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, Dr. Mary Ann Re, is delighted to announce that, recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have generously increased to $4,000 the monetary prize associated with the Teaching...

The Ho-Ho-Kus Board of Education and school administrators praised students in the Italian program, along with their teacher Rina Miraglia, at the May 6 Board of Education meeting for recent recognition of their excellence.   Three students were awarded by the Coccia Foundation — an organization that promotes and preserves the Italian langua...

French & Italian: Assistant Professor of Italian to teach undergraduate courses in Italian; advise students; maintain an active research program; participate in study abroad program; provide service to the university and profession.   Require: Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by August 2015, possess native or near-native fluency in Italian. D...