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The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce today a $500,000 grant from the late Ernest L. Pellegri, one of the Foundation's donors, to the University of Maryland's Department of Classics.   Their project entitled, "Between Washington and Ancient Rome: The NIAF Pellegri Program on Roman Antiquity and Its Legacy in...

The 2014 Italian Festival scholarship winners were announced and honored Saturday at Heritage Port.There were 14 total winners from six surrounding counties which are: Belmont, Jefferson, Hancock, Brooke, Ohio and Marshall. Each student received a commemorative scholarship plaque.    Those awarded are:Collin Stipetich from John Marshall...

From February 28th - March 5th, The Montessori Children's Academy (MCA) celebrated Montessori Education Week within its schools and throughout the surrounding communities. More than 400 students from MCA's Chatham, and Short Hills campuses created artwork representing some of their favorite Montessori materials, including a replica of the Mont...

The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the centennial of the birth of Italian poet Mario Luzi (1914-2005) with an international conference that will be held in Philadelphia, February 13-14, 2015. Plenary speakers include the poet's son, Gianni Luzi, in addition to Alain Elkann, Fabio Finotti, Massimo Gennari...

Members of the local UNICO Delmarva Chapter gathered at Nicola Pizza Feb.10 to plan events for the spring 2015 season. UNICO National, with chapters in over 35 states, aims to provide each community with service projects. Programs are also offered to promote the study of Italian language and culture.   With this goal in mind, the D...

The Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature and Culture at the Assistant Professor rank. Pending budgetary approval, the appointment will be effective fall 2016, with teaching duties beginning on September 1, 2016.   Appl...

Lawrence (Larry) R. Inserra Jr., the chairman, chief executive officer and president of Inserra Supermarkets, Inc., was sworn in as a Montclair State University trustee at the February 5, 2016, meeting of the University's Board of Trustees.   "Larry Inserra is a longtime friend and supporter of Montclair State University," said President Sus...

by Maria Cristina Pasquali   Ha lasciato l'Italia nel 1999. Ha ottenuta una laurea (Bachelor of Arts) nel 2003 al Lake Erie College (Painesville, Ohio) ed un primo Master alla Youngstown State University (Youngstown, Ohio), sì, proprio la città di cui parla la canzone di Springsteen, la "steel town", la città del ferro.   Tornata in I...

Importante risultato per la promozione della lingua italiana negli Stati Uniti. Il "college board" - l'organizzazione senza scopo di lucro che ogni anno aiuta più di sette milioni di studenti a prepararsi per il passaggio al college - si è infatti impegnato a sostenere sul piano finanziario il mantenimento dell'italiano fra le lingue materia di esa...

The library at the Casa Italian Sociocultural Center is now open to the public. The library currently houses more than 2,500 books in Italian and a rich collection of Italian movies in DVD format.   The library is now open to the public on Sunday from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and on Monday from 6:00-8:00 pm. Donations of Italian books are welc...

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension 4-H Program recently hosted 14 students from Sicily, the largest of the Italian islands, as part of the 2014 Youth Ambassadors Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State through its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).   The participants spent time in the Unite...

May 25, 2015  Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMRadici - 303 7th Street SoutheastWashington, District of Columbia 20003Join us for a fun morning of Italian activities and treats! Educator and storyteller Meg Lowey is hosting a special class for moms and their bambini at the market.   Our Monday, May 28th session will be all about learning...