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On the occasion of the Week of Women in Science 2024, the Italian Ambassador to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, hosted the first edition of the Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia International Award at Villa Firenze, honoring Italian women scientists working in the US, in the presence of Monica Bertagnolli, Director of the National Institute of...

The Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO is part of UNICO National which is the largest Italian American service organization in the USA.  The UNICO mission is to promote Italian American heritage and culture by supporting charitable, scientific, educational, cultural, and literary projects. The Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO is offering a scholarship to S...

A month after the inauguration held at the Embassy of the two-year Italy-US Twinning Project with the theme, “Can Science, Sport and Art Dialog? A Challenge or a Wager,” the second meeting of the Partnership Project was held on November 16 at the Falcone Room of the Italian American Museum in Washington DC between students from the two American sch...

A strengthened and renewed bond in the name of scientific research and innovation, evident in the work of young researchers. That is the connection between Italy and the United States, celebrated at the Italian Embassy during the annual ISSNAF event, the foundation that brings together thousands of Italian scientists, academics, and technologists a...

A native of Rome (Italy), Assistant Professor of Transnational Italian Studies Luca Zipoli was trained at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where he attended both the undergraduate and the graduate programs. During his Ph.D., he researched and taught as a visiting scholar at Princeton and at New York University. His main area of specialization is t...

Several students were honored as the Columbus Day Essay Contest winners at the Clark UNICO Italian-American Festival on October 8. Winners included Jionni Jacobs, a fifth grader at Frank K. Hehnly School; Trang Le, a fifth grader at Valley Road School; Luca Fruzzetti, a seventh grader at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School; and Sienna Guarino, a sophomore...

The seminar “Artificial Intelligence and Language Learning: The Italian Model” opened today at the Embassy of Italy in Washington the 23rd annual Week of the Italian Language in the World. “This year, the underlying theme of the Week of the Italian Language is sustainability, with particular reference to sustainable learning of the Italian language...

Dear Friend of ISSNAF, we would like to invite you to share in our signature ISSNAF Annual Event, hosted by the Embassy of Italy on November 8, 2023 to celebrate the achievements of outstanding Italian researchers who work in North America. The event will feature a forum titled ‘Frontiers in Neuroscience: Neurodegenerative Diseases and Aging’ with...

Arthur L. Johnson High School Italian Teacher Alessandra Bonacchi was just awarded a $20,000 grant from the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) Italian Language Center under the supervision of the Consulate General of Italy in New York.    The grant, designed to promote the study of the Italian language, was reviewed by the Italian Minis...

This summer, 15 students from the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts traveled to Todi, Italy, as part of the “Italian Language, Art History and Culture” faculty-led course, which allowed them to immerse themselves in a new culture while gaining real-world experience. The program, led by Giuseppe Bruno-Chomin, assistant teaching professor of Ita...

In preparation of Italian and Hispanic American Heritage Months in October, would you like educators in your school district to receive a new, innovative tool to stimulate critical and analytical thinking about complex issues in society? If so, the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC) is pleased to offer its “An Italian’s Dream: Leads to...

The local Orange/West Orange UNICO Chapter was founded in 1957 originally, and the West Orange and Orange chapters merged in 1968. UNICO’s objective is to encourage the ideal of “service about self.” According to the Orange/West Orange UNICO president, Frank Gonnella, the five main focuses of UNICO are Scholarships, Cancer Research & Prevention, Co...