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Basking in the sunny beach breeze by the Amalfi Coast. Touring the Caseificio Michelangelo mozzarella cheese factory in Piano di Sorrento and Barlotti Caseificio in Paestum to taste an ancient Greek tradition. Hiking Mount Vesuvius to learn about its historic eruptions and enjoy breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples. These are a few of the adven...

On April 9, the U of A chapter of Gamma Kappa Alpha, the national Italian academic honor society, held its annual initiation ceremony.  The chapter congratulates the nine new student members: Juan Carlos Esquivel Monroy, Leah Foster, Michelle Kamanga, Emily Lawless, Jordyn Moore, Claire Phelps, Adriana Tredway, James II Sterling West and Grace Wils...

Italian creativity in the arts meets and stimulates technological innovation at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Organized by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), the Italian pavilion at the SXSW Creative Industries Expo will feature twelve innovative startups, demonstrating the country's commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity and...

Exciting news! The Italian Cultural & Community Center is now accepting applications for our Merit Based Scholarship! Graduating high school seniors of Italian descent may be eligible to apply for this $1,000 renewable scholarship. Applicants must have a family history of ICCC membership. If you don't have a family history with the Italian Cultural...

Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, was awarded the 2022 First Book Award Prize. D'Eugenio's book, titled Paroimia: Brusantino, Florio, Sarnelli, and Italian Proverbs from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, was published with Purdue UP in 2021. Boasting 572 pages an...

Allison Emmerson, associate professor of classical studies at Tulane University, is the director of the Pompeii I.14 Project, Tulane’s very own archaeological site at Pompeii in Italy’s Campania region. In the field of archaeology, the project is a part of a movement pioneering new research technologies, and Emmerson herself is one of the few femal...

This year, once again, we commemorate a significant occasion established by MAECI in honor of the launch of Italy’s first satellite, the “San Marco 1”, on December 15th, 1964. This date marked Italy’s ascent as the third country globally to venture beyond Earth’s atmosphere. On December 15th, the Consulate General of Italy in Houston and the Space...

The underwater coral reefs of the world are some of our Earth’s most diverse and fascinating, living, breathing ecosystems. Unfortunately due to pollution, climate change and other negative factors, coral reefs are in extreme danger of extinction, with 90% of Earth’s coral projected to die out by 2050. However, efforts have been underway around the...

The City of Austin and Florence, Italy entered into a “historic agreement” to facilitate educational, cultural and business collaborations between the two cities, according to a city release Wednesday. The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department announced the signing of the Protocol of Cooperation Agreement. Officials noted international c...

It's an Italian invasion in Houston — and it's happening in the name of accelerating innovation within aerospace. For the first time, Italy has announced an international aerospace-focused program in the United States. The Italian Trade Agency and Italian Space Agency will partner with Space Foundation to launch Space It Up, an initiative that will...

As part of the 100th Anniversary Convention of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, held July 5-8 in Catania, Sicily, faculty from the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures combined to present a panel on "Gaming the Mediterranean: Teaching and Researching through Virtual Reality."  Assistant professor Rhodora Vennaruc...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston will award one (1) one-time non-renewable $5,000 scholarships to college students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. program, majoring or minoring in Italian Studies Concentrating in Italian History and/or Culture. Completed applications must be submitted by the dead...