People who’ve lived in the Gig Harbor area for any length of time — especially those who were students at Peninsula High School or Marcus Whitman Junior High between 1982 and 2010 — know about Paul Spadoni. He was the journalism teacher and advisor to PHS’s student newspaper, “Peninsula Outlook” and under his leadership, the paper was inducted into...

L'insegnamento della lingua italiana iniziò nel 1950 quando Inez Lucchetti, Faliero Lucaccini e Maria Marchesi istituirono le prime classi d'italiano per bambini figli di emigrati che vivevano nella Città di Stockton e dintorni, dove gli italiani avevano fatto fortuna coltivando la fertile terra della vallata di San Joaquin. Nel 1974 queste classi...

When Alice Accorsi, PhD, first encountered the freshwater snail Pomacea canaliculata, it was as an invasive pest of crops and the intermediate host of a parasitic roundworm that can cause human encephalitis. Accorsi, then a graduate student at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Modena, Italy, was searching for vulnerabilities in the snai...

Learn Italy Usa lancia un nuovo progetto che avvicina le nuove generazioni dei due lati dell’Atlantico. Come ha annunciato il suo presidente Massimo Veccia, nei prossimi mesi verranno conferite 5 borse di studio totali e 10 parziali a giovani per il corso di alta specializzazione “Made In & By Italy”, che per la prima volta sarà aperto congiuntamen...

Author Valeria Fanelli launches her first book on bilingualism. “Why don’t Mamma and I speak the same language?” is a publication written both in Italian and English, dedicated to all kids whose parents have moved to the U.S. from Italy and have decided to pass their linguistic heritage to their children. Gianni loves the way he and his mom communi...

When Maria Montessori arrived in USA in 1913, she was greeted enthusiastically and with passion by the Americans thanks to the revolution she made in the child education system. In fact, the New York tribune dedicated to her a wonderful piece with the title: "Maria Montessori, the most interesting woman of Europe". Thereafter, the pedagogical metho...

In December 2016, I graduated summa cum laude with a major in Communications, focusing on Media and Cultural Studies, and a minor in Marketing. Thanks to John Cabot’s Direct Exchange Program, I had the chance to enrich my undergraduate studies with a semester at The New School – an eclectic university in the heart of New York City, where I was stru...

Imagine taking a class trip to Italy without having to leave the classroom. Three Ph.D. students in the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching program made it possible with the help of virtual reality. Margherita Berti, Stefano Maranzana and Jake Monzingo hosted an event Tuesday, Nov. 28 that allowed undergraduate students enrolled in Italian 101...

In 2018, Little Italy Lodge La Famiglia Scholarship program will be awarding four scholarships totaling $12,000: two $4,000 and two $2,000 awards. Eligible members of Little Italy Lodge and their families are encouraged to apply. The scholarship program benefits those desiring to continue their education at an accredited college or university. Appl...

Barbara Klein, president of the Italian Film Festival USA and long-time resident of the metro St. Louis area, has been acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Italy with the conferral of the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy). The award recognizes her thirteen years as president...