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Messina wasn’t the college’s first or even second president. But much of what the school has become can be traced to the Mount Holly resident, who came to the school after stints as a professor and administrator at Nassau Community College, the State University of New York and Broome Community College. Bob Messina wasn’t supposed to amount to much....

Il 21 maggio dalle 10 alle 12 un gruppo di studenti americani che studiano italiano con il supporto dello IACE (Italian American Committee on education) andrà alla scoperta dei segreti della manualità, artigianalità, creatività e tecnologia del design italiano quale eccellenza nel mondo. L’iniziativa, durante la settimana del design a New York, è o...

Words such as buongiorno and grazie may be as likely to be heard on the streets of Fredericktown as they are on the streets of Rome. Students at Bethlehem-Center High School are learning a Romance language spoken by millions throughout the world but taught in few high schools in the region. The Deemston school bolstered its foreign language program...

Peggy Guggenheim was a glamorous American heiress who spent much of her life traveling throughout Europe, assembling a collection of Cubist, Surrealist and abstract expressionist masterpieces. Joanna Zotti is the cheerful daughter of an actuary and a radiologist from Roseland, N.J., who has spent her last four years at Rutgers University-New Brunsw...

The West Orange High School (WOHS) Italian Club recently sponsored an inspiring visit for World Language students from Andrea Turco, a successful graphic designer and advocate who was born deaf. "The theme of Andrea's visit was "Language has no barriers," said Italian teacher Rosanna Zamloot. "My goal was for not only the Italian Club members but a...

The Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America was organized in 1930 by a small community of Italian immigrants in Pittsburgh. Members became active in the politics and society of their adopted city and country, but still worked to preserve a cultural link with their Italian heritage. Nowadays, the organization also encourages young Italian Americ...

The Italian-American Cultural and Heritage Society of Washington County eight scholarships to area high school seniors. The awardees will be honored at a dinner at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe May 19, along with this year’s Outstanding Italian-American honoree, the Rev. George DeVille. Tickets are available by calling Greg Guyton at 412-21...

William J. Connell, Professor of History and Joseph M. and Geraldine C. La Motta Chair in Italian Studies, has been selected a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. As a recipient of the so-called "Brainy Award," the fellowship includes a $200,000 grant to devote significant time to research, writing, and publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Co...

During the fall semester of 2018, multiple students from the University of Bergamo lived and studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University, experiencing the novelties and challenges associated with any long-term stay abroad. These students, all hailing from various locations in Italy, had the chance to take classes taught in English, enjoy American nig...

In occasione della Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo, un’iniziativa organizzata dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale in collaborazione con il Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington ospiterà il 9 aprile, la mostra fotografica “Life as a Scientist”, organ...

The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two for $4,000; two for $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and specific family members may apply. Applica...

If you were to take a poll in the streets of, let’s say, Milan, or Florence, or Rome, asking Italians what the most important language for business might be, we’d be willing to bet you’d collect only one answer: English. It’s no secret  that English is the most commonly spoken language in the world, and in countries like Italy,  being comfortable w...