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by Rich Cuccagna   Dr. Jianping Wang, the new president of Mercer County Community College (MCCC), met recently with the Chair of the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission (NJIIAHC), Robert DiBiase, and Chair of the organization's Curriculum Development Committee, Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D.   The purpose...

With classes held at the Parsippany PAL, a local Italian school recently achieved its not-for-profit status. Founded three years ago to fill a need in the community, the Italian School NJ is a growing initiative that seeks to educate students of all ages and levels in both Italian language and Italian culture.   This past September, the org...

The hands of Italian immigrants from the hamlet of Pettoranello helped build the modern Princeton, a place that beckons a new generation of Italian youth this week. A delegation of 20 high school students are due to arrive in Princeton Thursday night to begin a week of cultural exchange.   They will spend part of their visit attending classe...

The Italian Studies Division in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Italian Studies. Ph.D. is required to be in hand at the time of application. The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Italian, a...

Fifth-grader Kaitlyn Donkersloot of Valley Road School won the Columbus Day Essay Contest sponsored by Clark UNICO. Kaitlyn read her essay at the Clark UNICO Italian Festival on Saturday, October 9th.   Each year, the organization sponsors the essay contest. Every school is invited to participate, and one winner from each school is selected....

NIAF will make 30 scholarships available to students for the 2013-2014 academic year, and its Voyage of Discovery program will take about 20 U.S. students on an expense-paid trip to Italy this summer. NIAF scholarship applications and information is now available online at www.niaf.org/scholarships. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2013. NIAF Voyage...

"The Universality of Italian Heritage" Curriculum Presentation featured testimonials from administrators, teachers, and even students from Oakcrest high school, to the effectiveness of the Curriculum. Additional presentations were made by NJIHC Commissioners Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D and Dr. Eileen L. Poiani, while opening remarks were grac...

by Eric Goodman   The Italian School of New Jersey is preparing for a new semester of language lessons in Parsippany and Morris Township. The school teaches Italian language and culture at all levels to children from age 2 1/2 up and to adults.   "Italian School NJ has concluded their 2012-2013 classes very successfully," said or...

By Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino Il 2013 è l'anno della promozione della cultura italiana negli USA, e con la cultura si promuove anche l'identità italiana, la lingua e il suo patrimonio culturale. Infatti, la cultura include tutto: l'arte, la gastronomia, i vini, la musica, il teatro, il cinema, la moda, l'architettura, la scienza, la storia etc. &...

Italian Through Music: A Pedagogical Seminar20 September 2014, 12-4pm - Cherpack Seminar Room - 543 Williams Hall255 S. 36th Street - Philadelphia 19104   Do you teach Italian? Do you love music? Join us at the University of Pennsylvania September 20, 12-4pm, to discover how you can use music in your Italian classroom.  

Inaugurato da MAPACI (Mamme e Papà per la Cultura Italiana) - neonato gruppo di Italians in DC - in collaborazione con Casa Italiana/Ente Gestore, parte GIRO GIROTONDO - Bambini a DC, il variegato programma di attività e corsi in italiano per bambini madrelingua!   Lo scopo delle attività è di promuovere l'uso della lingua italiana tra i bam...

Do you teach Italian? Do you love music? Join us Friday February 27, 12-4pm, to discover how you can use music in your Italian classroom.   This seminar is offered to K-12 teachers in existing Italian programs as well as to individuals and schools that may be interested in establishing a new Italian program. It will lead K-12 teachers of Ita...