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September 23 - 24, 2022. A symposium sponsored by: The Department of French & Italian at Tulane University and The Calandra Italian American Institute at Queens College/CUNY. The Lavin-Bernick Center Stibbs Room (203). 311 Newcomb Hall, 1229 Broadway, New Orleans, LA. LIvestreaming and in person. Register for the Zoom webinar! Like many other U.S....

Wednesday July 28 - 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Up to age 8. Holocaust Museum Houston, Lester and Sue Smith Campus, 5401 Caroline, Houston, TX. This 2021 National Jewish Book Award finalist by author Megan Hoyt and illustrator Iacopo Bruno brings to light the inspiring, true story of Gino Bartali, a beloved Italian cyclist and secret champion in the fight f...

Andrea Giuffrida, Ph.D. is the vice president for strategic industry ventures and professor of pharmacology at UT Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSA). He received his Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Catania, Italy, and a master’s in business administration from the University of Texas San Antonio. In 2011, he served as an...

Since the year 2000, the Italian Cultural & Community Center has granted over $250,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are of Italian descent to any degree on either side of parentage, and who submit complete applications by the specified deadline. We currently have the following scholarships available: ICCC Merit Only Scholar...

As part of a study on how different cultures impact their daily lives, students in the fourth grade at Independence Leadership academy have been exploring the Sicilian roots that still run deeply in a number of communities in Central Tangipahoa Parish and especially Independence, which at one time had earned the unofficial title of “Little Italy.”...

A vaccine authorized in December for use in India may help solve one of the most vexing problems in global public health: How to supply lower-income countries with a COVID-19 vaccine that is safe, effective and affordable. The vaccine is called CORBEVAX. It uses old but proven vaccine technology and can be manufactured far more easily than most, if...

The Italian Program in the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department presents Dante and Video Games at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, room 201. This presentation is part of a series of events that celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. Simone Bregni, associate professor of Italian and chair of the...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

The University of Dallas Rome Program has gotten off to a flying start for the fall class of 2021. The diligent work of Dr. Peter Hatlie, the vice president, dean and director of the Rome program, has largely contributed to the roaring success of the new semester.  His passion for the Rome program, in addition to his extensive knowledge of the Ital...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is pleased to launch a new scholarship program for Houston area college students participating in study abroad programs in Italy. Study abroad programs should be greater than four weeks and up to a full semester. Completed applications must be submitted by November 15, 2021. To know more or download the appli...

Three New Orleans area high school students have received scholarships from the Italian American St. Joseph Society (IASJS). Selected for the honors were graduates Gabrielle LoCoco and Katherine Lorusso, both of Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans, and Benjamin Broussard, of St. Paul's High School in Covington. This marked the third year for the so...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is seeking qualified instructors to join our dedicated team. We are looking for candidates who are independent contractors. The candidates must exhibit a passion for working with young children and adult groups, and they must have good communication and classroom management skills. Job description: Teach indi...