It is safe to say that Nico Ferrari will not be visiting any Olive Gardens during his stay in America. But other than missing the pasta from his native Italy, the senior exchange student is loving his time in the United States – and his new school is embracing him right back. In addition to forming an immediate bond with his teammates on the Glouce...

Leaving home is never easy. When that journey means saying goodbye to your "terra madre" — or loosely translated, motherland — crossing the Atlantic and settling into an area that is just as foreign to you as the language, “difficult” doesn't even begin to cover it. Take it from Vita Maria Mesnick. With her Italian heritage and love of teaching per...

The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) today announced Emmy award-winning public television host, best‐selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and former refugee Lidia Bastianich as its first celebrity champion for refugee youth education. As her first act in this role, Bastianich is asking Americans to host fundraising dinners to provi...

Una vita passata a promuovere la letteratura italiana in America. Catanese, arrivata New York da bambina, Olga Ragusa fece conoscere agli americani autori come i suoi conterranei Luigi Pirandello, Giuseppe Verga e Tomasi di Lampedusa, ma anche, più di recente, l’Umberto Eco del «Nome della Rosa». Professoressa emerita di italiano a Columbia, presid...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 7:00pm. Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Building, 231 South 34th Street, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. SEEING MORE IN THE WORK OF ART: A Celebration of Christine Poggi Dr. Christine Poggi, Professor Emerita in the History of Art Department, became the Judy and Michael Steinhardt Directo...

Although not as well-known as other prominent families such as the Medici, Visconti, or Borgia, the Malatesta of Rimini, especially during the leadership of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417-1468), occupy a central position in the history of the Italian Renaissance. Gifted with great military skill and a profound sensibility for the arts, the “wo...

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar™ is a three-week summer program that takes place at Roma Tre University from June 11 to 29, 2018. It is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects...

The Department of French and Italian in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at The University of Iowa seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian for the 2018-19 academic year. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach introductory and intermediate language courses as well as literary and cultural surve...

NOIAW member and Doctoral Candidate in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Amy E. Martin, M.A., is seeking participants to interview for a research study as part of her dissertation. The research is a qualitative study on Italian American women leaders. A native of San Francisco whose family has Sicilian roots, Amy became interested in talkin...

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2:30pm–4:15pm - Italian Charities of America  83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, New York 11373. Are you of Sicilian Descent? OR just interested in Sicilian? Come join us for Sicilian Language lessons. We will have a native Sicilian to teach you from beginner level, you will learn the language; reading, writing and speakin...