Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, a Cal U. alumnus, will address graduate and undergraduate students at California University of Pennsylvania’s 186th Commencement, set for May 11 and 12 in the Convocation Center arena. Master’s degree candidates will receive their diplomas and be vested in their academic hoods at 7 p.m. May 11. Undergradu...

Dr. Pacchioni is the recipient of a Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarship, Teaching and Service. The faculty committee that reviewed this year’s nominees recognized Dr. Pacchioni for having “established a truly impressive record as teacher-scholar with a strong spirit of service to Chapman and its students.” In particular, the committee unanimous...

Bebe Vio si è fermata a Roma e si è seduta tra i banchi della John Cabot University per conseguire il titolo di laureata di primo livello in studi umanistici. La campionessa paralimpica di scherma, esempio di grinta e determinazione, l'aveva annunciato a dicembre e ha mantenuto la promessa. Rimane vivo, però, il suo sogno più grande, ossia quello d...

There is a reason why the Roman Republic was one of the greatest civilizations in the history of the world. Twice in its history, the Roman Republic formed Triumvirates, each consisting of three leaders that unified the Republic and made it stronger. Although Ancient Rome, lasting for a thousand years and being the roots for Italian culture, no lon...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is frequently called upon to address and support the engagement of future generations of Italian Americans in the leadership of our community. There is no better place for that engagement to begin in a sophisticated way than on the myriad college campuses around the country. Though there are numerous...

“Perché gli americani vogliono imparare l’italiano?” (“Why do Americans want to learn Italian?”) This was the question my friends asked when I told them that I was going to go from working on my Master’s in Italy to teaching Italian conversation at Bowdoin. My reply was aloof, well-hidden behind an exploratory and reassuring tone: “Hopefully I will...

Si è tenuta presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco la seconda riunione degli insegnanti d'italiano della Bay Area. All’incontro, che si è svolto sotto il patrocinio del console generale d'Italia, Lorenzo Ortona, hanno partecipato circa 60 insegnanti provenienti dalla zona.  Anna Zeppieri, responsabile dell'Ufficio Scolastico presso...

One year, non-tenure track position beginning August 2018. Duties are to teach elementary and intermediate Italian language and culture courses. ABD or PhD preferred, but MA will be considered. Excellence in teaching and native/near-native Italian are essential. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience and strong interest in dev...

A professor at Saint Louis University is using video games to teach language skills to students. Simone Bregni, Ph.D., started playing games in 1975 when he was 12, according to a press release. During the mid-’80s, he realized playing text adventures helped him learn English. That revelation inspired his research and teaching methods, along with w...

The Italian Cultural Society is powered by its volunteers in its various activities, especially from its membership. We rely on volunteers for our Social meetings, for Special Events, and for our Language Program for children. If you have a special skill in hospitality, in fundraising, in organizing a great party, in hosting a musical event, in hel...