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IASA awards this annual fellowship to the author of the year's outstanding Ph.D. dissertation or MA thesis proposal in Italian American studies. We welcome all approaches to the field of study.   ELIGIBILITY: Graduate students in any discipline whose work focuses on Italian American culture are eligible and encouraged to apply.Graduate stud...

The CUNY Graduate Center and the Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies invite proposals for papers to be presented at a conference featuring new research on early modern and modern Italian Jewish life in relation to and in dialogue with the larger context of Mediterranean, European, and American Jewish history. The confer...

By Gaetano Cipolla   2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Meli, Sicily's most celebrated poet, who died of pneumonia on December 20, 1815. Prof. Giovanni Ruffino, director of the Centro di Studi Filologici e Linguistici Siciliani, in collaboration with Sicily's three major universities organized a four-day conference in...

Il 3 giugno, al Consolato d'Italia a New York, si è tenuto un incontro con una delegazione di senatori arrivati da Roma nell'ambito di una "indagine conoscitiva" sulla promozione della lingua e cultura italiana nel Nord America.   Accolti dal Console Generale Francesco Genuardi, con il senatore e capo delegazione Claudio Micheloni, President...

WEP-USA, an international foundation, has announced the launch of its new Italian summer program brought to the area by longtime Somers resident Bob Lundry. As part of this pilot program, 18 Italian high school students and their American literature teacher will visit Somers for three weeks beginning Sunday, July 13.   Read more   So...

Congratulations to rising Garden City High School senior Tina Fodera (left), pictured here with high school Italian teacher Mrs. Sandra Cardilicchia, for being selected as one of four students to receive a monetary award of $200 and recognition at a future special function for her essay contest submission into the Italian Heritage and Culture Commi...

by Corinne Letsch   The Catholic Church is peddling a piece of history — the oldest Catholic school in the city. The cash-strapped Archdiocese of New York is selling off the St. Patrick's Old Cathedral School on Prince St., on the grounds of the original St. Patrick's Cathedral in Little Italy, according to papers filed in Manhattan Sup...

During 2013, the Year of Italian Culture in the USA, the Honors Center of Italian Universities (H2CU) presents a series of events - meetings and conferences - that will show the results of the ten years of the H2CU activity in the US while outlining the strategy for future collaborations.

In collaboration with the New York Council for the Humanities, NIDO (Noi Italiani D'Oggi) and Arts Mid-Hudson (formerly Dutchess County Arts Council) Folk Arts Program present "Linguini and Lust: Food and Sex in Italian American Culture," a lecture presentation by Fred Gardaphe, Ph.D., tracing the evolution of stereotypes of Italian-Americans as lo...

The Boys' and Girls' Towns of Italy (BGTI), an international non-profit organization empowering war refugee and migrant youth, recently welcomed Staten Islander Gabriele Delmonaco as its new executive director. Delmonaco, who lives in New Brighton with his family, moved to the borough in 2001 from Rome.   He said of his choice to move to the...

by Chris Wuensch The Westchester County Board of Legislators said "congratulazioni" at a recent ceremony to Eastchester High School's Victoria Muriel for her dedication to Italian culture. The board of legislators teamed up with the Westchester Coalition of Italian American Organizations on Oct. 19 at the Legislative Chambers in White Plains...

Last summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio paid homage his Italian roots with a nine-day family vacation to his ancestral homeland that garnered widespread media attention.   This month, he's making a much shorter journey to the New York University Kimmel Center in Manhattan to honor his maternal heritage.   Read more   Source: htt...