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This symposium is a continuation—a sort of inter-mission—of the last three symposia ILICA has sponsored on the topic. After two events last fall and a third this past spring in Rome, ILICA concludes this discussion in November.   This event, in the meantime, offers the four Italian Americans an opportunity to gather their thoughts, so to spe...

di Maurita Cardone   Sono lontani i tempi in cui gli immigrati italiani che arrivavano in America dovevano cercare di integrarsi anche a spese della propria identità culturale. Oggi i nuovi immigrati sono giovani, con un grado di istruzione generalmente alto, e non hanno intenzione di vergognarsi delle proprie origini né di recidere il legam...

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-Corning) and his fellow members of the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators are announcing the availability of applications for their annual scholarship program.Four scholarships will be awarded, each totaling $2,500. Two will be awarded based on academic achievement and two will be athletic scholarships.&...

by Jim Barg   Four seniors and three teachers of Mount Pleasant's Westlake High School were celebrated for excellence in Italian at the annual Italian Heritage and Culture celebration held Oct. 5 at the Sons of Italy Meucci Lodge in White Plains.   The Westchester Coalition of Italian American Organizations and County Executive Rob As...

Start Date: 11/15/2012 Start Time: 4:00 PMEnd Date: 11/15/2012 Event DescriptionLecture in Italian by Professor Augustus Pallotta, Syracuse University. An offering in a Lecture Series made possible by Dr. Joseph Tromba, MD, Stony Brook alumnus and member of the Center for Italian Studies Advisory Council.

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...