Maria Manca was born in Ozieri (Sassari) in 1982 and graduated from the "Università per Stranieri di Perugia" in 2008 with a degree in International Relations. In 2010 she entered the Diplomatic career of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her first assignment was to the office of the Directorate General for Development and Cooperation of the...

On February 19 a farewell dinner was held in honor of outgoing Italian Consul in Detroit, Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa.  Organized by the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, the Federazione Abruzzese del Michigan, the Italian American Cultural Society, the Italian American Club of Livonia, the Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation, the...

In December, Anthony Forlini (B.B.A. ’84, Marketing) became Sir Anthony Forlini when he was conferred as a Knight in the Order of the Star of Italy by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, at a ceremony performed by Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa, Consul of Italy in Detroit. Forlini most recently served in the Michigan House of Representatives before...

On January 20, 2017, Consul Maria Luisa Lapresa signed a memorandum of understanding with the State of Michigan Department of Education to support the teaching of the Italian language in the public schools of the State. In particular, the goal of the agreement, signed by the State Superintendent Brian J. Whiston and Krista Ried of the Office of Pro...

Il Governatore dello Stato del Michigan Rick Snyder ha emanato la Proclamation sull'Anno della Cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti 2013. Il riconoscimento del Governatore Rick Snyder giunge a coronamento di una costante e intensa attività di rafforzamento dei legami bilaterali – culturali e non solo - tra l'Italia e lo Stato del Michigan, assiduame...

E' stata inaugurata venerdì 14 marzo la mostra "Buon viaggio: a Visitor's Tour of Italy", organizzata in collaborazione con la Wayne State University sotto gli auspici del Consolato d'Italia in Detroit. La mostra, allestita presso la galleria d'arte "Loft Fine Art" di Clinton Township, Michigan, si ispira alla scoperta del paesaggio italiano attra...

E' stata recentemente costituita sotto gli auspici del Consolato d'Italia a Detroit l'organizzazione non-profit 'Leonardo International Inc.' che avra' lo scopo di assistere i giovani italiani laureati in discipline scientifiche che desiderano intraprendere un'esperienza professionale internazionale e le PMI italiane impegnate in settori scientific...

Italian will be part of the curriculum of study in the L'Anse Creuse Public Schools this coming Fall. The five courses of Italian language will be part of the curriculum at L'Anse Creuse High and L'Anse Creuse High School-North with an enrollment of nearly 130 students. A multi-year Memorandum of Understanding between the Foundation N.O.I. (Nuovi...

Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa, Consul of Italy in Detroit, hosted a reception on Hune 2 commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Italian Republic. The event was held at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center at Wayne State University. On behalf of the president of Italy, Dr. Lapresa awarded the Ordine Della Stella D'Italia to Lia Adelfi...

This week-long event features both historic and new compositions on reconstructions of the legendary Intonarumori, or 'orchestra of Futurist noise intoners,' created by Italian Futurist artist Luigi Russolo. These extraordinary instruments, lost by the early 1940s, were rebuilt from the original blueprints by composer/musicologist Luciano Chessa, f...