September 10 (Thursday) 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Sponsored by National Organization of Italian American Women. NIAF building in Washington, DC. Contact: 212-642-2003. Talk with Dr. Cynthia Gueli, Author of Lipstick Brigade. Greater Washington DC Region of NOIAW.   A presentation by author Dr. Cynthia Gueli of her recent book,...

The Fondazione "Giovanni e Francesca Falcone" and the Fulbright Program in Italy, in cooperation with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), are pleased to announce the Fulbright Fondazione Falcone-NIAF Scholarship in Criminology. Students must submit applications for the academic year 2016-17 by the deadline: October 13, 2015.   "...

Position Description Title: Assistant Director of Programs Reports to: Director of Programs   Summary: The Assistant Director of Programs is a full-time position providing support to the Director of Programs in areas including administrative processes, creating and implementing new educational and cultural programs, assisting in the s...

The National Italian American Foundation and nascent Italian American Congressional Staff Association are teaming up Thursday for a meet-and-greet featuring food, drink and just a touch of nostalgia.   The Wine-Off Tasting event is scheduled to take place in Rayburn 2168 from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to all congressional staff.   Read...

By Ellen Weisberg   On behalf of President of the Republic of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, Italy's Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero bestowed the prestigious Order of the Merit of the Italian Republic (Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) to Joseph V. Del Raso, chairman of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and Frank Giordano, m...

di Stefania Consenti   Guarda dall'alto la città e da sempre è il simbolo che unisce Milano e gli Stati Uniti. Dal 1956, anno in cui Francesca Cabrini fu fatta santa, la sua statua è stata collocata su una delle 135 guglie del Duomo di Milano creando questo ponte ideale fra la città meneghina e New York, due città che si somigliano molto. Ma...

Biblioteca Ambrosiana, uno dei luoghi storici di una Milano in fasto e in festa per Expo 2015. Oltre il cortile, dopo una visita privata agli schizzi di Leonardo Da Vinci, si è consumata la cena di gala in onore della NIAF, la National Italian American Foundation.   L'occasione è delle più importanti: quest'anno cade il 40esimo anniversario...

By Rosario Mariani   Pawnbrokers The traditional symbol of the pawnbroker three golden balls (photo above) is derived from the Medici family coat-of-arms, who ruled Florence in the 15th and 16th centuries.   The symbol was spread by the Lombards, Italian bankers, Goldsmiths and money lenders who set up business in medieval London. &...

Harrison Colony DAR Chapter partnering with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sponsors an annual national essay contest in honor of Christopher Columbus. The contest is open to students in grades nine through twelve.   Each year the DAR and the NIAF agree upon a topic for use during the academic year, and contest instructi...

"The Bridge" - the book award, curated by Casa delle Letterature of municipality of Rome in partnership with the American Initiative For Italian Culture (AIFIC), the American Embassy in Rome, NIAF (The National Italian American Foundation) in Washington, DC and Fuis (the Federation of Italian Writers) - was launched in Milan on Wedne...