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"The Italian American studies program—along with other interdisciplinary programs—will educate our students about fundamental cultural differences. They will gain an appreciation for the ways in which Italian Americans have enriched life in this great country." -ARTHUR LURIGIO, PHDProfessor and faculty scholar; associate dean for faculty, College...

Insieme a Chicago invites parents and kids to enjoy book readings during "StoryTime" on August 29th, 2015. The meeting will feature three reading events designated for kids and families who are familiar with the Italian language and would like to participate to a unique reading adventure.  The first session "Story Time & Si...

Dolores Pigoni-Miller teaches Italian at Ridgewood High School in Norridge. Her leadership in her AP Italian Culture and Literature class has led her students to pursue a variety of fundraisers to help Italy's victims of an August 2016 earthquake.   Q: What made you decide to do the fundraiser? A: In all of my classes, we were reading artic...

by Leonard F. Amari   This month we highlight the distinguished career of highly respected academic leader, John P. Pelissero. John P. Pelissero, Ph.D., became interim president at Loyola University Chicago on July 1, having previously served as provost.   He is also a political science professor at Loyola, where he has been a me...

The Illinois Order Sons of Italy Foundation is accepting applications for $1,000 college scholarships. Graduating high school seniors who are fully or partially of Italian ancestry can apply. Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, high school activities showing character and leadership, a personal essay a...

The Quad-City Italian-American Society will award a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is enrolled in a college or university in the fall after graduation.   High school seniors with at least one Italian ancestor are eligible to apply, according to a news release. The winner will be selected based on grade point average and two r...