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To: Anne Lopes, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Re: The Reduction of Italian courses at Brooklyn College. As Director of Italian American Studies at Queens College I am writing to register my dismay over the recent action taken to severely reduce the Italian course offerings at Brooklyn College.   In my more than forty years...

On Wednesday. the Brooklyn Law School Italian-American Student Association held its annual alumni dinner at the school where it honored alumnus Frank Carone, the president of the Brooklyn Bar Association. A crowd of about 50 students and alumni and their families, colleagues and friends joined together at the event to share a dinner and to present...

Fox Lane High School Italian teacher Raffaella Pirone recently became the first teacher from New York to receive the national Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). "This annual prestigious recognition of outstanding and creative teaching is funded by Coccia Foundation and the Inserra families under th...

Sono numerose le scuole di New York che dal 2006 ad oggi hanno ospitato il programma di edu-tainment della Fata Italiana. Sostenuto dall’Italian American Committee on Education e dalla Columbus Citizens Foundation, e da anni patrocinato dalle maggiori istituzioni italiane, ha raggiunto oltre 70,000 studenti K-12 in tredici anni di attivitá. Ideatri...

Composer Roberto Scarcella Perino's latest opera Furiosius, based on Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, with a libretto by Flora Gagliardi, will receive its American premiere in May, 2020. The composer will be giving a presentation of the work in the company of Professors Eugenio Refini (NYU) and Lina Bolzoni (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), featuring s...

Strategic Innovation at The Graduate Center, CUNY, is pleased to present in collaboration with Italian Cinema-CUNY (IC-CUNY), and The Academy of Italian Cinema David di Donatello Awards an educational project aimed at creating a deeper understanding of the art of Italian cinema from its origins to the present day. Through this joint effort, a three...

Due to the high volume of applications, Joseph Rizzuto is proud to announce an extension to the 2019 edition of his scholarship program, the Joseph Rizzuto Staten Island Scholarship. The scholarship will now be accepting submissions until November 15, 2019. The scholarship is now also open to Italian-American students who have been accepted to accr...

A Florida State University art history professor recently accepted an invitation to be the 2019–2020 Scholar in Residence at the Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, a museum and research center located just north of New York City. Tenley Bick, an assistant professor of global contemporary art at FSU, is the first American to hold the residency. The f...

Friday October 18 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute: 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Language Teaching Development Workshop: CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning. La stoffa dell’Italia: Leonardo, l’arte, e la scienza del tessile e della moda. The Fabric of Italy: Leonardo, Art, an...

Life, we all know it, is truly unpredictable. There’s very little we can anticipate and we rarely think about how, at times, a cheerful, carefree moment with a loved one, a colleague, a family member or even a mere acquaintance, could be the last one we share with them. When we of L’Italo-Americano received this beautiful interview with professor M...

Thursday October 10 6:00 pm. Società Dante Alighieri NYC, Inc. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: RSVP by calling 212-642-2094. Seating is limited and seats cannot be reserved. For further information, see www.ladantenyc.org This symposium opens...

Just when you thought the fall social scene couldn’t get any more spectacular, in walks Robert Scamardella, chairman of the Wagner College DaVinci Society, and you’re attending the group’s 16th annual Scholarship Dinner, a stylish, sophisticated affair — where the guest list read more like a “Who’s Who” of Staten Island. More than 500 attended the...