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by Silvia Simonetti   A few weeks ago, the NASA mission called New Horizons performed the closest approach to Pluto, the "ice dwarf," unexplored planet in the Solar System. Among the scientists, who are investigating the mysteries of our Universe, are brilliant Italian minds like astronomer and astrobiologist Cristina Dalle Ore, whose f...

Bice Peruzzi, a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati presented her findings at the 2016 Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classics Studies Annual Meeting in San Francisco recently. Bice was studying the burial practices of people who were thought to have inhabited the Central Apulian region, south of Italian peninsula, bet...

Da alunno delle elementari di Gioiosa Jonica, in provincia di Reggio Calabria, a docente d'italiano tra i più apprezzati negli Stati Uniti. Giuseppe Tassone insegna nella Seattle University e nella University of Washington, università pubblica fondata nel 1861 a Seattle, nello stato di Washington.   È la più grande del Nord-Ovest americano e...

We are going to join The Italian American Club, The Sons of Italy and The Augustus Society in creating a scholarship because, there is a niche not served by the other scholarships. The Italian American Club has a great scholarship program which is open to all college, university and trade school applicants regardless of age and grade (i.e. it is o...

The ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter fall meeting was just another great success. Almost 100 people gathered to listen to our four amazing speakers and to visit the BAM.   After the visit we enjoyed talks form Claudio Mazzola, PhD and Senior Lecturer at the Department of French and Italian Studies at the University of Washington that talked about...

by Kerry-Lynne Demarinis At the corner of NW 14th and Quimby stands Friendly House, the home of "La Scuola Italiana di Portland's preschool".   Parents and preschoolers open the door and are instantly inside an Italian classroom; Italian children's music is playing softly in the background, papers with finger-paint handprints hang on the wa...

“L’unione fa la forza”, is an Italian saying for “Strength in unity”, and it was the motto that Magda Codognotto, the director of “Nuovo Centro Italiano”, had in mind in 2013 when she was planning the development of an Italian language youth program called “Io imparo l’italiano”.   Magda designed the program to teach Italian to children livi...

by Cliff Newell Lolly Pasotti has only been in Lake Oswego since late August, but the Italian exchange student already has a lot of fans.   "Even after a long, tiring flight from Italy, she greeted us with a big smile and a great attitude," says Ken Jensen, who heads up the Lake Oswego Rotary Club program that brought Lolly from Brescia, It...

by Mauro Battocchi   I want to call your attention to a fantastic Italian chef and food writer in Portland, who not only excels at the art of cooking itself, but also at promoting the Italian cuisine through new media. Grazia Solazzi grew up in Northern Italy (Asola) and learned cooking directly from her family members, who donned the dinner...

PAMLA 2015, Nov. 6-8, Portland State U.Special Session: The New Italians: Perspectives on Multicultural ItalySession Presiders: Elena Dalla Torre (edallato@slu.edu), Maristella Cantini (scantini@gmail.com) In recent years critical studies on post-colonialism, immigration and multiculturalism in Italy have reflected the existence of a heterogeneous...

Who: Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo What: Scholarship awards celebration When: May 4 Where: Pueblo Country Club   Highlights/honorees: Adelyn Crank and Sadie Tishma received the Persons of the Year Award. Four high school seniors received $1,000 scholarships: Hannah Zabukovic and Jared Horvat, South High School; Allaya Pacheco, East; a...

A 2001 Mountain Home High School alumnus was recently awarded a Fulbright Foundation for Southern Italy Award, an honor often given to senior faculty members. The 33-year-old visiting assistant professor of Italian at the University of Arkansas, Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, said he went into Italian studies because he has "always been fascinated with la...