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The Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa was the only Italian institution to participate in the global robotic avatar challenge Ana Avatar X- Prize, held Nov. 4-5 in Long Beach, California. At the Convention Center 17 teams, from 10 countries around the world and selected out of 99 teams, competed for a cash prize pool of $8 million, provided b...

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022, 6:30 PM PST. ISSIMI Meccanica 952 Bransten Road San Carlos, CA 94070. The ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter is excited to announce the next BAC Talks event on Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022. Networking and food start at 6:30pm; talks start by 7:30 pm. Join us, meet friends, and enjoy Italian delicacies, around sports and vintage cars! This 10-m...

La Scuola International Silicon Valley Campus opened the doors to their students on August 17th and delighted in seeing children enjoy the carefully curated spaces which their teachers have created. Children are enjoying both indoor and outdoor spaces, from classrooms and Art Atelier to garden and soccer pitch. They have already harvested numerous...

On October 20 2022, the first Italian Culture and Innovation Hub - INNOV.IT, which integrates the Italian Cultural Institute, Agenzia ICE's foreign investment attraction and innovation desks and the new Innovation Center, opened in San Francisco on October 2022: an initiative promoted by our Embassy in Washington and the Consulate General in San Fr...

Emiliano Ricciardi, associate professor of music history, has been awarded a three-year, $224,688 Digital Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for his Tasso in Music Project. The full list of grant recipients is available here.  Led by Ricciardi and realized in collaboration with Stanford University and a team of s...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are seeking applications for the Leonardo Award 2022. This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death to recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career...

Italian native Daniel Monti attended an IABF sponsored college showcase in the spring and landed a baseball scholarship to Sonoma State University in California. Monti played previously at Odessa College in Texas. Last season he hit .352 in 39 games with 4 home runs, 35 RBI, 37 runs scored and 11 stolen bases.  One of IABF’s key missions is to prov...

Food Science and Italian Studies represented by Anuradha Prakash and Federico Pacchioni, respectively, joined efforts this summer to launch a new Chapman travel course to Italy.  In exploring the food system from farm to fork, students witnessed directly the making of world-renowned products such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, acco...

When it was announced that former Team Italy manager Gilberto (Gibo) Gerali was appointed the director of the newly-created Parma and Crocetta Baseball Development Academy on the same day as the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala in Brooklyn, New York on December 2, 2021, Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) President Andrea...

The purpose of the knowledge sharing experience is to provide students with contacts with academics, professionals, entrepreneurs and managers that operate in the Bay Area, for further professional or business development of each participant. In doing this, BAIA provides participants the network of experience and contacts in Silicon Valley, the tie...

The Italian American Claire Pierangelo (Kresge College, History ’82) was confirmed on March 2, 2022 by the United States Senate as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Pierangelo has served across four continents, most recently as the Principal Officer of the...

After the Miami Scientific Italian Community and the Texas Scientific Italian Community, it’s time for the California Scientific Italian Community. The California Scientific Italian Community is composed by Italian researchers, Italian Universities and Researcher Centers, private and public organizations, with the institutional aim of making a link...