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Tuesday, May 10, 2022. 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST. Online event. Register here. This event is co-organized by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and The Rockefeller University in New York (The Tri-Institutions, or “Tri-I”), partnering with Associazione Internazionale Ricercatori Italiani (AIRI) New York Chapter and under th...

The Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers will hold its 59th Annual Scholarship Breakfast on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Mulino’s at Lake Isle in Eastchester. The event begins promptly at 9:45am. We are proud to announce that we will be honoring the Honorable Peter P. Rosato, Esq. and The Yonkers Federation of Teachers who have graced us with their s...

Welcome to the forty-sixth annual celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month. Each year the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of New York, Inc., (IHCC-NY, Inc.) selects a new theme and then proceeds to publish a theme poster and a Calendar of Events for the annual October celebration. We encourage you to disco...

VIA welcomed 18 students for two intensive days of tastings and masterclasses. With the support and patronage of ITA - Italian Trade Agency, the students tasted 38 wines under the guidance of VIA Faculty member Henry Davar, IWE. On Sunday the students submitted required video projects and faced the challenging 2.5-hour exam, composed of 2 blind tas...

The announcement appears on a regular basis (annually at the very least) in the NY Times and is to include Italian Americans, a group designated a “protected class” back in 1976. It appeared this Sunday (February 27, 2022) in the section, “Sunday Review,” page 6: “In 1976, CUNY’s Chancellor expanded these classes to include Italian Americans.” The...

Five decades after starting classes at City College in Harlem, Ciro Scala earned not one, but two degrees. “I wanted that diploma, I really want that piece of paper so badly,” said Scala. He received his bachelors of arts in political science and a masters degree in history. That didn’t come easy, this journey started back in 1959 when he lived on...

New York State Sen. George Borrello announces the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for four $4,000 scholarships, two academic and two athletic. Scholarships are available to residents of the 57th Senate District who are current college students or high school seniors entering college.  Students can...

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 keeping with the legacy of inventor Antonio Meucci (1808-1889), the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is pleased to announ...

The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University, SUNY, is in search of an executive director. Please click here to see the complete advertisement for the position. Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent is responsible for making the Center for Italian Studies a productive and integral part of Stony Brook’s academic life for both the camp...

In the fall of 1959, Ciro Scala, who had just finished high school, commuted to an office job in Times Square from Staten Island daily and also attended City College, up Convent Avenue, in the evenings. The trip home, which relied on the IRT to Lower Manhattan, the Staten Island Ferry, and then a bus to New Brighton, took about two and a half hours...

The World Languages and Cultures Department is seeking applications for a visiting Assistant Professor in Italian/Casa Italiana Director beginning Mid-August 2022, MA required, PhD preferred. The department seeks candidates committed to teaching and inclusive excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and pr...

NYU Tisch School of the Arts has received a major gift from the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation to establish the Martin Scorsese Institute of Global Cinematic Arts, an academic and production institute which will encompass the new, state-of-the-art Martin Scorsese Virtual Production Center, the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies, and suppo...