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by Alex Bitter   Turning waste into environmentally friendly plastics is the goal of a $1.4-million project announced Tuesday by the University of Hawai'i and an Italian plastics company.   Researchers in the School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST) will use the money to improve the plastic manufacturing process used...

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Cibola HIgh School, Albuquerque, NM, has an opening for a full-time Italian teacher, beginning in August 2014.   The position involves teaching levels 1 through AP. Cibola, part of the Albuquerque Public Schools District, is an urban high school with approximately 1800 students and a growin...

From April 11th to April 14th, the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon in Eugene will be hosting the 2013 American Association of Italian Studies Conference. Scholars, intellectuals and writers who research and contribute to Italian literature and cultural studies will take part in a substantive exchange of ideas and experti...

Legends, music, tall tales and customs are part of folklore that people enjoy. The world of folklore, from Italy to Utah's Cache Valley, will be captured by Steve Siporin on Wednesday at the Lee Library on Brigham Young University campus.   Siporin, professor of folklore at Utah State University will discuss "A Bear and A Bandit: What a Lege...

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered by the Italian American Club of Maui. High school seniors may pick up an application at their school office.   Source: http://www.mauinews.com/

Sunday February 22nd, 3 PM-6 PM. Valley Catholic Early Learning School - 4450 SW Saint Marys Dr, Beaverton 97007. Please join Scuola Italiana di Portland for the 10th annual Festa di Carnevale for Kids! This super-sized costume party celebrates the annual Italian holiday. From face painting to frog hopping to clever clowning and trea...

Georgetown University Italian Research Institute, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy, is sponsoring a symposium and round table discussion on family businesses, a valued tradition in Italian business entrepreneurship and the "Made in Italy" brand.   The panelists, representing different sectors of Italian and non-Italian family busin...

Il Centro Studi continua ad investire sull'incremento delle collaborazioni con le Università USA e riprende coraggiosamente un vita in più occasioni contrastata. Le migliaia di studenti americani che in un decennio hanno frequentato i corsi presso il Centro Studi rappresentano i migliori e più efficaci "testimoni" di Orvieto nel mondo. Il Centro...

by Russ Parsons   Is Maccheroni Republic going to take over the world? Jean Louis de Mori and Antonio Tomassi, who opened the always-crowded little downtown restaurant two years ago, have formed a partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi to open places in Hawaii, and possibly even to franchise restaurants in China, Japan and South...

It all started with a muddy patch of ground and a desire to build a place of healing and compassion for children in crisis at Providence Child Center. Dr. Don Romanaggi and his late wife, Agnes saw the possibility of a garden where families could spend time outside the hospital walls. The Romanaggi Garden was dedicated in 2006 and the Romanaggi's e...

Sensational summer fun is still a couple of months away, but here at Scuola Italiana, we are already imagining bright, sunny days and happy, giggling children exploring the world through our soccer, cooking and music camps.    To jump start the summer fun, we invite all children ages 3 to 12 years old to participate in our pre-camp cont...

By Mauro Battocchi In the city of Salt Lake City, the Italian language is alive and kicking. Take, for example, these two students below from the University of Utah. Italian has truly opened doors in their scholastic and personal lives and, as you can tell from their video interviews, they are very enthusiastic about this special language.  ...