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by Mary Platt   Chapman University's Italian Studies Council will present a morning-long symposium, "Culture and Business: An Italian Perspective," featuring presentations by some of the most innovative minds working at the nexus of Italian and American business.   The symposium will take place on the Chapman campus in Orange in Beckm...

Applications for the 2014-2015 school year are being accepted now for the Franklin Elementary Italian Dual Immersion Program! To enter Kindergarten, your child must be five years old by September 1, 2014.   Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) Italian dual immersion is a 90/10 program that provide students an opportunity to lea...

Since the days of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segrè, Italian researchers have played a prominent role in academic endeavors at UC Berkeley, in California, and in the United States. With this event (planned as the first in a series of discussions), we would like to share successful stories of Berkeley Italian researchers, stories that show how Italian cul...

Calling all teachers who are fluent Italian would like to be part of an exciting new school that wants teachers to have a voice in and be part of the implementation of its educational program!   ISLA is a K-8 dual-immersion charter school that is being proposed in Glendale, California with an anticipated September 2016 start date. Although a...

Whether you are planning an overseas adventure to the old Kingdom of Trinacria, or simply love all things Sicilian, there is one person who can provide you with all the Sicilian lore you need to know: Professor Douglas Kenning.   Douglas Kenning spends half of each year in Sicily, where he runs a tourism company, and the second half in the S...

Italy has long been defined by its contradictions. From the irreligious popes of the Middle Ages to the modern nation's patchwork union, Italy has been seen as a nation of paradoxes and polarities. To better understand these contrasts, Carte Italiane, the Graduate Student Journal, Department of Italian at UCLA, is pleased to announce its 2013-14 ca...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco recently welcomed Italian author Michele Cecchini who presented his acclaimed novel, "Per Il Bene Chi Ti Voglio" to a Bay Area audience. The novel, now in its fourth printing, speaks of the bittersweet experiences of the protagonist, Antonio Bevilacqua, as he emigrates from Lucca, Italy to San Francis...

Please mark your calendars for Friday, November 22, 2013. Our annual ItaLingua Fundraiser is here again! We are pleased to announce that this year's event will be held at the beautiful Italian Consulate in San Francisco. It promises to be an exciting evening with live jazz, delicious food, donated by some of the best Italian restaurant in San Fran...

Norma Bouchard, Ph.D., will join San Diego State University as dean of the College of Arts and Letters, following the retirement of Paul Wong, Ph.D., later this year. Bouchard is professor of Italian and comparative literary and cultural studies at the University of Connecticut.   She has served as interim associate dean for humanities,...

It has been said that Latin is dead. Truth be told, so is that fern on my porch after a week of scorching heat. But what is very much alive is the love for the Italian culture and language. And no where is this more apparent than in the classroom of Chapman University's Professor Federico Pacchioni.   On a warm September morning, I drove up...

Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are being accepted now for the Franklin Elementary Italian Dual Immersion Program. To enter Kindergarten, your child must be five years old by September 1, 2015.   Foreign Language Academies of Glendale (FLAG) Italian dual immersion is a 90/10 program that provide students an opportunity to learn tw...

by Silvia Simonetti   After a long delay, the much-awaited Master of Arts degree in Italian Studies has been approved by the Academic Senate of the California State University, Long Beach. Strongly supported by the George L. Graziadio Center for Italian Studies, represented by Chair Clorinda Donato, the new Program will be effective sta...