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by Anthony J. Tanburri   Cari Amici, I am pleased to announce the reconstitution of the Calandra Center for Career Development at the Calandra Institute offices in Manhattan on January 12, 2015. The Center will provide individual career counseling and assessment to current students and members of the community, 18 years of age and older, wh...

By Paula Katinas   College-bound high school students are being urged by Brooklyn state legislators to apply for college scholarships being offered by a group of lawmakers.   The New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators is accepting applications for four $2,000 scholarships to be awarded at the group's Legislative Con...

As an extension of a lesson on Italian and German immigration, the Italian and German Honor Society students, led by their teachers Vincenza Certosimo and Evelyn Erli, visited the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.   The students toured the restored apartments of the Baldizzi and the Gumpertz families. The students develope...

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino   We have a challenge in front of us: That of keeping our Italian culture alive in American schools. Is it possible? Yes!- Natalia Quintavalle, Consul General of Italy. (Abbiamo una sfida di fronte a noi: Quello di mantenere la nostra cultura italiana viva nelle scuole americane. È possibile? Sì! – Natalia Quint...

To be awarded to an outstanding teacher of Italian whose greatest qualification is excellence in the classroom. He/she must have also distinguished himself/herself as a promoter of Italian studies both in his/her school and in the community at large. This teacher should be prepared to share the benefits of the award with the students in the classro...

The Italian American Women of Staten Island hosted its annual Scholarship Dinner at Patrizia's of Brooklyn in Eltingville last night. The 2016 recipient, Emily Cooke, is a graduate of St. Joseph Hill Academy and will be attending Steven's Institute in their engineering program. Antonella Colangeli and Michele Springer were the co-chairs at this eve...

The Wagner College DaVinci Society will host its 10th annual scholarship and awards dinner on Wednesday, September 18, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield. Seven people will be honored, and the event is chaired by Eleanor Conforti. Tickets are $150 ($75 tax-deductible). To purchase tickets, or for more information, call Betty Comiskey at 718-420-4...

Dear Friends: As the president of FIAME, I welcome you back from the summer days to a new school year. You will find attached the 2012–2013 membership renewal form and dates for upcoming events that may be of interest to you. Please mark your calendars with these dates.   The tax exempt membership dues remain at twenty dollars ($20.00) for...

di Riccardo Chioni   Si apre un nuovo capitolo per la Scuola d'Italia "G. Marconi" che dopo tanti anni di gestazione vedrà realizzarsi il progetto di una nuova sede adeguata all'istituzione storica di New York che venerdì ha celebrato da Cipriani al 42nd Street il consueto gala a cui hanno partecipato 520 persone. Ad aprire la serata condot...

The Department of Modern Languages at Farmingdale State College of the State University of New York invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Italian commencing Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be teaching four (4) courses per semester in both Italian language and English to non-majors. Courses are in Italian...

Italian Studies: Visiting Fellowship Position, Arts and Science at New York University. The Department of Italian Studies and the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University invite applications for the Tiro a Segno Fellowship in Italian American Studies, to be held during Fall 2014 and Fall 2016, pending administrative and budgetary approva...

With words like api (happy), sangawich (sandwich), agida (stomach acid) and tencsalotto (thanks a lot), every Italian immigrant succeeded in communicating bilingually thanks to italiese. First coined by Gianrenzo Clivio in 1975, italiese (italiano + inglese) was used to describe the mixture of Italian and English spoken by immigrants in North Ameri...