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by Sally Ho   Spanish still may be the runaway favorite for students learning a foreign language in Illinois, but one northwest suburban teacher has nearly quadrupled enrollment for a less ubiquitous language –Italian.   Lisa Sasso, an Italian teacher at South Middle School at 400 S. Highland Ave., started the foreign language program...

by Tom Secco We need to contribute,we need to contribute now. We need to contribute not only so our stories will not be forgotten, not only so we have some semblance of control about our stories but even so our stories already told in film and in books will not be misunderstood or forgotten.   We need to contribute to make sure that pe...

Cominceranno lunedì prossimo, 15 aprile, i corsi di italiano offerti da "ItalCultura", la Scuola ufficiale di italiano a Chicago. Per presentare la propria offerta formativa "ItalCultura" ha organizzato per domani la giornata delle porte aperte, dalle 17.30 alle 20 nella sede dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura. Per l'intero pomeriggio sarà possibil...

Prevista una scadenza per la data del 25 febbraio 2016, la selezione per una borsa di studio Fulbright - Distinguished Chair - nell'ambito degli Italian Studies presso l'University of Chicago, Illinois per l'a.a. 2016/2017. Il vincitore avrà la possibilità di ottenere un incarico di insegnamento nel settore degli studi italiani nell'ambito di Itali...

By Michelle Gallardo   The Chicago area hosted a special guest Wednesday as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi toured parts of the city and the suburbs. His first official visit to Chicago, it was the first stop in a four-day tour of the United States focused on trade issues between the U.S. and Italy. First, he took part in a ribbon c...

​Adjunct Professor for Italian needed at the College of DuPage (COD) for the spring semester, 2017. The College would like to hire a person with an MA in Italian. However, an MA in another language and experience in teaching languages may be adequate. The candidate must be available during the day for second semester. Summer employme...

Tom Dreesen explains the need for including Italian American studies in the university curriculum. Memory of the Italian immigrant experience is fading fast and the only way to capture that slice of Italian and American history is serious study and teaching university level teaching, research and writing about the epic struggles and the remarkable...

Students from grade school to high school who want to get away to Italy this summer need travel no farther than Casa Italia in Stone Park. The Casa's Italian Language & Culture Summer Camp will introduce children ages 4 to 16 to the language and culture of Italy through drama, storytelling, arts and crafts, games, sports, dance, music, cuisine...

Two Indiana University faculty members in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences have received major recognition for early career contributions to their fields. Computational neuroscientist Franco Pestilli has won the 2016 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contrib...

Loyola University Chicago (LUC) and the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) are seeking candidates to fill the position of Founding Director of the Italian American Studies Program (IASP).   One of more than 20 interdisciplinary programs in CAS, the IASP will be designed to educate students about immigrant bridges to America and the struggles...

Insieme a Chicago is introducing a special opportunity for kids ages 4-7 and 7-10 to attend a unique bilingual story-time with a special guest from Italy, Sara Corsini. The event will take place on Sunday, March 29th from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St Michael Church Parish Center–1633 N. Cleveland Ave, Chicago.   Two sessions will be available:...

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers Vincenti Scholarship to declared majors in French, Spanish, Italian, and Romance Languages to assist with the costs of studying abroad. These funds are specifically for semester or academic year U-M study abroad programs. Awards are based on a student's academic achievements, strength of ap...