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A college professor and native Sicilian, Angelo Glaviano is seeking to shed light on the contributions of fellow Italians, particularly Sicilians, in Middletown through a video and companion book project with colleague Daniel Nocera. “What brought me into this project was giving credit to Sicilians who came here and made this country a success,” sa...

The Tasso in Music Project, directed by department of music and dance professor Emiliano Ricciardi, has received Honorable Mention in the Renaissance Society of America's Digital Innovation Award Competition. Based in New York City, the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) is the largest international academic organization devoted to the study of t...

This month on Italics Dean Anthony Tamburri speaks with Berardo Paradiso and Ilaria Costa, president and executive director, respectively, of the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE). IACE is a New York-based nonprofit organization founded in 1975 by Angelo Gimondo to promote the study of the Italian language and culture within the tri-st...

On Monday night, the Board of Alders met to discuss concerns over the Board of Education’s redesignation of Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day and unanimously voted to establish Italian Heritage Day as an official city holiday on the second Monday of October. Local community members and activists around the country have long called for the ren...

Everyone knows Frank Sinatra, but no one knows about his agitation for leftist causes in the 1930s and ‘40s. Fiorello La Guardia got an airport, but Sacco and Vanzetti got a march and a folk song. Italian-Americans are known for their cultural contributions to American society and, of course, New Haven in particular — look no further than Wooster S...

“As you are aware, due to COVID-19, these have been challenging times for everyone,” Johnston resident George Lazzareschi Jr. reiterated when he stepped to the podium Monday night. “People have lost their jobs, become ill and businesses have closed, but the Italo-American Club remained strong.” So strong, in fact, the proud social club – which is l...

Due bandi regionali per coinvolgere le aziende emiliano-romagnole in programmi internazionali di scambio e promozione in ambito sanitario con Boston e Philadelphia, i due principali hub mondiali per le applicazioni della genomica, della terapia cellulare e dei big data applicati alla salute. Sono questi gli obiettivi delle iniziative messe in campo...

Please join Medford, MA residents in signing this petition requesting  the Medford, MA  School Committee (Chair-Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Vice-Chairperson Paul Ruseau, Secretary Paulette Van der Kloot, Jenny Graham, Kathy Kreatz, Melanie McLaughlin and Mea Quinn Mustone) immediately rescind their vote to change the name of the Columbus Elementary ...

By a 7 to 2 vote, the Board decided to approve a proposal offered by Board member Violet Jimenez Sims to change the, “2020-21 School Calendar naming October 12, 2020 ‘Indigenous Peoples Day’ rather than Columbus Day.” Barring another any laws to the contrary, the Board also voted to “continue this change on future school calendars on the holiday cu...

Forum Lodge #391—Sons and Daughters of Italy in America recently awarded Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarships to three Aquidneck Island public high school 2020 graduating seniors. In addition to maintaining a B average or better in their studies and intending to enter university in the fall of 2020, the applicants wrote essays explaining the importan...

Martedì 19 maggio, ore 18.00 - 19.00 E.T. Cari Amici, l’emergenza COVID-19 ha posto il mondo dinanzi a una sfida epocale, molti sono gli italiani che vivono negli Stati Uniti e che rivestono un ruolo di primo piano nell’affrontare la pandemia. Altrettanti sono gli italiani nella nostra circoscrizione che si trovano a fronteggiare l’attuale emergenz...

As a first-generation college student and now professor, Michele Fazio discovers kindred spirits in many first-generation students she encounters at UNC-Pembroke. They share an instant connection. She knows the struggles and unique challenges they face. And like Fazio, many are from working-class families. In fact, the long-time literature professo...