A sister dies. And yet she stays. “We lose people, but they stay with us,” Teresa Fiore says. Fiore, the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University, was instrumental in bringing “Le sorelle Macaluso,” a play written and directed by Emma Dante, to Peak Performances, where it plays next week. A funeral for one...

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm - Where: Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business - RSVP required here by Tue. Nov. 14 - See flyer We are please to present a conversation with internationally acclaimed and multiple award-winning director Emma Dante on the occasion of the U.S. premiere of her play Le sorelle Macaluso (The Sist...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm. Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business - Montclair State University - 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, New Jersey. The third part of the "Critical Made in Italy" series, designed by the Inserra Chair in 2016, this episode looks at what can be considered the quintessential Made in Italy product: the Italian la...

Montclair officials and the township’s Italian-American community this Thursday will welcome a delegation from the municipality’s sister city in Italy, Aquilonia. The meet-and-greet will be held at 5 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chamber, 205 Claremont Ave. The Township Council officially recognized Aquilonia, Italy, as a sister city in January of...

Teaching Italian. A Symposium/Workshops for Instructional Materials. Meeting X: "Made in Italy" as a Tool for Language Learning. Friday, October 20, 2017. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. University Hall - Montclair State University - Montclair, New Jersey "Made in Italy, un percorso tra italianismi e Italian sounding" - Riccardo Giumelli, Università di Vero...

Alberto Romolo Comini, 76, died on September 12 surrounded by his wife and best friend, Kathleen Giuffra Comini, and by his three treasured children. Born in 1940 in Imperia, Italy, the oldest of three children of Gesualdo and Iris Comini, Mr. Comini lived the years of his youth in Rome. In 1960, he boarded a boat to New York City to start his life...

The timing could not be more appropriate to talk about issues of exclusion and inclusion in society, the topic at the center of the next Inserra event presented with Arts & Cultural Programming | Peak Performances at the Kasser Theater. "Venice as a Metaphor of the World: Otherness, Immigration, and Religion in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2017 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

I valori della cultura italiana festeggiati come forse, ormai, non si festeggiano più nemmeno in Italia. In una Park Avenue a New York vestita a festa, venerdì, si sono svolte le celebrazioni per il 71esimo compleanno della Repubblica Italiana: un 2 giugno da ricordare nel quale sono state valorizzate le eccellenze culinarie, linguistiche e artisti...

The “Made in Italy” brand is among the most famous in the world. It represents excellence that is undoubtedly Italian, ranks high among well-known brands in the global market, and is positioned in the high-quality market segment. This year, as part of Montclair State University’s Business Italian course, we students explored the links between Made...