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The Beacon school board will create a committee comprised of board members, district administrators, students and members of the public to decide whether to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day on school calendars. President Meredith Heuer said during its Jan. 9 meeting that the board had received 70 emails after announcing in the fall th...

On November 15th, at 6:30 P.M., the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, in collaboration with the Generoso Pope Foundation and the Westchester Italian Cultural Center will host a panel discussiontitled “Conviviality, sustainability and innovation: the ingredients of Italian cuisine for people's health and the protection of the planet”. Welcomin...

Throughout his lifetime Antonio Meucci was responsible for many inventions, improvements, and ideas. These innovations included smokeless candles, a tea and coffee filtering system, oil/kerosene lamps and, most notably, the telephone. In honor of the legacy of Italian inventor Antonio Meucci and Italian Heritage Month, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum i...

Isabella Naddeo, a senior at Trinity High School, has won the annual scholarship from the Primo Italiano Lodge #2800 of the Sons and Daughter of Italy. The scholarship was awarded to Ms. Naddeo at the lodge meeting on May 16, 2022. Ms. Naddeo will use the $2500 scholarship this fall at Washington & Jefferson College, where she plans to major in bio...

Rocco B. Commisso (’71SEAS, ’75BUS), the founder, chairman, and CEO of Mediacom Communications and president of Florence, Italy based football club ACF Fiorentina, and his wife Catherine Commisso have generously donated one of the largest gifts to date designated for undergraduate scholarship support to the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and A...

Convivio Society and its San Diego Italian Heritage Commission were proud to host thirty-eight students and five chaperones from La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi (La Scuola), a bilingual Italian school based in New York City. La Scuola D'Italia is one of only two schools in the United States that provides K-12 bilingual education firmly rooted...

The Ulster County Italian American Foundation (UCIAF) has announced the 2022 recipients of its annual educational and community grants. Anna Brett, the Educational Awards Chairperson, and her committee selected the following winners for the annual $1000 award: Ashley Altieri — Saugerties High School, Paige Bell — Kingston High School,  Katerina Cal...

Announcing the 2022 Enrico Fermi Scholarship recipients for graduating seniors from Yonkers and Westchester County, handed out at the 59th Annual Enrico Fermi Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday, May 1, 2022, at Mulino’s at Lake Isle in Eastchester, NY. Recipients and the scholarship sponsors are listed below, complete biographies of the recipients can...

The Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation Scholarship Awards Dinner will return on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. after a two-year hiatus. The Foundation is excited to be able to celebrate their heritage together again. It promises to be a wonderful evening of friendship, pride, and, of course, delicious Italian food. The dinner will be hosted at Terry Hi...

In support of academic excellence and the University’s expansion as a global institution, Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68, H’20 and his wife, Gayle, are gifting $10 million toward significantly enhancing the Syracuse Abroad Florence program. The transformational nature of this gift will expand opportunities for students, attract exceptional facul...

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University will present “Being Ariodante” on May 13-14, 2022. The opera, which was written by American composer Jonathan Dawe, will be conducted by Benjamin Grow and stars Bryce McClendon, Dickie Hearts, Sydney Anderson, Richard Pittsinger, Cree Carrico, Vako Gvelesiani, Gil Sweeney, and Chris Bu...

In the heart of Columbia University, the most famous university campus of the Upper West Side, a six-story gem stands out from the rest of the buildings. It is the headquarters of the Italian Academy, which was founded in 1991, subsequent to a deal made between Columbia University and the Italian Republic and that, before that time, had been the “C...