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Five New Jersey students, including one from Lyndhurst, have won the 2020 Silvio Laccetti Foundation’s Garibaldi Award, given annually to graduating high school seniors of exceptional merit in Italian studies and school/community activities. Gabriella Bruno of Lyndhurst High School, who plans to study elementary education and history at the College...

The Verona chapter of UNICO National celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. And what a year it has been — for everyone! Through the pandemic, the chapter continues to live out the mission of “service above self.” UNICO National is the largest Italian-American service organization, which has chapters all across the United States, raising money f...

Marisa Fusaro, an Italian teacher at Hawthorne High School of ten years, makes her home in neighboring North Haledon with her husband and young son.  Between juggling the demands of an unprecedented remote-teaching experience and taking care of her toddler, she has managed to also raise money and distribute masks and protective face shields to heal...

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively p...

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report initial success in animal trials for a vaccine to neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19. During tests in mice, the vaccine was shown to produce antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, known as the novel coronavirus. University researchers said the mice responded with antibodies su...

“So much of science is driven by meeting people and making connections and starting projects with them. It’s about the fundamental aspect of science and the way we progress is through our interactions with other people and setting up those collaborations,” said Julia Farnan, a second year PhD student in the Pharmacology and Physiology program of th...

The promotion of the Italian language in the US and the training of Italian teachers at all levels is one of the Embassy of Italy’s main priorities. On March 21, 2020 (8.30am to 4.30pm ET), the Embassy in Washington DC hosts a 0ne-day training workshop: "We learn, examine and integrate the strategies of the AP Italian course in our curriculum." It...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy, Promo Italiano Lodge 2800, Washington, is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a senior from McGuffey, Trinity and Washington high schools as well as to a senior at Faith Christian School whose home school district is one of those cited. Requirements are that the applicant must be of at least 25% Italian descent, which...

Penn State Professor of Italian Sherry Roush has received grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to support work related to translating “Peregrino,” a 500-year-old literary work by Jacopo Caviceo, from Italian into English. Published in 1508, “Peregrino” is considered a proto-...

"The teacher is a resource and the students are building responsibility, self-confidence. They are exploring and learning things on their own and guiding their own learning with the teacher as a resource," said Janet Phillips, the principal of Hodgesville Elementary School. West Virginia Department of Education staff want to pilot the Reggio Emilia...

The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National will recognize an outstanding Italian-American male and female student-athlete at the Chapter’s inaugural Brian Piccolo Awards Dinner to be held at Arcaro & Genell’s Restaurant in Old Forge on Tuesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Applicants will be graduating seniors from one of the 14 high schools in Lackawanna County....

Si è svolta presso la sede dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, negli Stati Uniti, la prima riunione semestrale dell'Osservatorio Nazionale della Lingua Italiana, organismo che riunisce i principali protagonisti attivi nella promozione della lingua italiana negli Stati Uniti. Presenti alla riunione i Consoli Generali, i Dirigenti degli Uffici Ist...