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At our annual celebration honoring the Italian students inducted into the National Honor Society, "Società Onoraria Italica-Sezione Cristoforo Colombo," the Prospect High School Italian Program showcased the hard work of students at Prospect High and St.   Raymond's and honored members and organizations in the community who share the passion...

by Jan Angilella   After studying Italian in Italy last year, one of the first things I did when I returned home was seek out ways to maintain my progress. I continued the lessons with the school in Italy via Skype, but I also returned to the Italian language school here in Cincinnati, School Amici. The two hours a week at the school with t...

The competition has a Scholarship Value of $1,300.00 (one thousand three hundred dollars). The winner will receive a cultural course at Dante Alighieri Firenze for a week. DAS Michigan pays course directly (approx. $300) and reimburses air/lodging expenses up to $1,000 (upon presentation of receipts and presentation of certificate of completion of...

What a fabulous year the American Association of Teachers of Italian-Midwest Chapter has had! Our current membership stands at 50 with an increased number of 16 from 2014. Four of these members are from Indiana and Ohio.   There are ommittees currently in progress working on an Immersion Day scheduled for February, 2016, in collaboration wit...

By Lauren Rapciak Chicago has a new place for aspiring comic artists to learn the trade: the International School of Comics. Its nine Italian locations (known as Scuola Internazionale di Comics) have been educating students for over 30 years. In March, the very first US branch opened in the Kinzie Corridor. It's time more people heard about this p...

The Western Reserve Historical Society is pleased to offer a series of Basic Italian Language Classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all levels in several local Universities. This 8 week, 90-minute, Saturday morning course is designed for individuals with no previous knowledge of It...

Organizer: Lina Insana (University of Pittsburgh). How and by what means does Sicily "belong" to its various geographical, geopolitical, cultural, and affective contexts — southern, Italian, European, Mediterranean, diasporic, and so on? How do the literary, cinematic, theatrical, and other cultural products that have emerged from and about Si...

The James J. Morici, Jr., Advocacy Corridor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will be dedicated at a public reception on April 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The dedication, which will bring together Morici's family, friends, classmates and members of IIT Chicago-Kent's trial advocacy and appellate advocacy teams, will be held on the first floor of the law sc...

The Department of French and Italian in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Italian Studies. This is a one-year, non-tenure track appointment with the potential for renewal.   Candidates with strong interdisciplina...

The Chicago office of AFS-USA is looking for host families who are willing and able to take in several Italian students this summer. AFS-USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent, nonprofit AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a pr...

The Charitable Italian American Organization awarded $1,000 scholarships to area high school students at its Monday scholarship dinner. Recipients were Hailey Perkins, of Allen East High; Ashlynn Vieira, of Bath, Rachel Yoder, of Bluffton; Brendan Giambruno-Fuge, of Delphos St. John's; Austin Etzler and Bethany Koch, of Elida, Lauren Harvey, of Ap...

Fifth Italian Symposium on Modern and Contemporary Italian Cinema at Indiana University, April 22-25, 2015.   Submissions are being accepted for original research on the importance of new directors in Italian cinema. Topics may include, but are not limited to: recent research on directors, regulation and funding with regard to film productio...