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The Italian-American Heritage Club of Sussex County recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to Tyler James Belson and Anna Maria Fantoli. Mr. Belson was an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society and his high school’s Game Club. He received recognition for passing the Advanced Placement exam and will be attending Wilmington Unive...

Katia Passerini, a top leader at Seton Hall since 2020, was named interim president of Seton Hall University by the school’s board of Regents, effective immediately. Passerini, who was serving as provost and executive vice president, replaces Joseph Nyre, who announced Monday morning that he would be taking a sabbatical instead of fulfilling the fi...

For nearly 30 years, Sister Rose DiFluri has had her finger stalwartly on the pulse of the Catholic school landscape. Now, as the Servant of the Immaculate Heart of Mary retires from her role as assistant superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Camden, friends and colleagues are recalling an intellectually gifted, straightforward, fun...

Throughout the year, the Livingston chapter of UNICO National, an Italian-American service organization whose motto is “service above self” and whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of others through community service, cultural events and fundraising initiatives, makes continuous efforts to support various local charities, first respon...

The AMHS Scholarship Committee has reviewed and selected scholarship recipients for both the AMHS Scholarship and the newly created Angela Lastrico Raish Music Scholarship. The Society has been awarding the AMHS scholarships to deserving young students for over twenty years. Applicants must be exceptionally strong academic performers whose major or...

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for “Teaching Italian Symposium/Workshops XVI: Activating SDGs in the Italian Classroom”– the 16th annual professional development program organized by the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and Prof.ssa Enza Antenos, Dept. of World Languages & Cultures, at Montclair State University. This year’s event w...

June 2023 – In many ways, the Italian language has helped shape who Carrie Malanga G’05 is today. Her journey started, quite literally, with a honeymoon to Italy over 30 years ago to meet the family of her husband, Gerard.  “I spoke no Italian at the time, but his family embraced me with a love that needed no words,” she said during a speech at the...

If you've ever watched The Godfather, or other movies or shows like it, you might have noticed that popular culture has a definite take on Italian immigrants: barrel-chested men with gargantuan bellies; rotund grandmothers carrying overflowing pots of pasta; and chain-smoking, hard-drinking people for whom a party is not complete without thick slab...

Thomas Jefferson University’s Class of 2023 comprises doctors, medical practitioners — and a legendary Italian tenor. Andrea Bocelli was awarded an honorary degree at the university’s 199th commencement ceremony on Wednesday in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. The ceremony felicitated newly minted graduates from the Jefferson College of Life Scien...

The Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center is pleased to announce its Italian Legacy Summer Grant Archival Project for 2023. We are looking for a capable student (graduate or undergraduate) who is living within the District of Columbia area who will work on an archive project at the Robert A. Facchina Italian American Museum of Washington DC located at...

The Italian Embassy in Washington DC hosted the final event of the two-year twinning project between the Italian Parentucelli-Arzela' Institute of Sarzana (Liguria) and Annapolis High School of Anne Arundel County in Maryland, which involved more than 300 Italian and American students. Participating (remotely) were Avv. Cristina Ponzanelli, Mayor o...

Join the the Embassy of Italy for EU Open House on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and discover the European chanceries around Washington DC. Explore the fascinating world of Italy’s palaces, museums, and other extraordinary places through the “Massimo Listri: Italian Wonder” photo exhibition, co-organized by the Italian Cultural...