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The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School is a three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) that takes place June 15th through July 3rd. The Summer School is designed to introduce participants to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual...

When things that don't seem to matter anymore, mattered. In 'Back in the Day' a young boxer, Anthony Rodriguez (William DeMeo), a half Italian – half Puerto Rican young teenager who had to endure an abusive, unemployed, alcoholic father but was blessed with a nurturing, hard-working mother who he loses at a very early age and is devastated by it is...

La storia del pugilato Americano è piena di Rocky, alcuni celebrati, altri meno noti, tutti dotati dello stesso temperamento sanguigno e della matrice italo-americana. Uno dei tanti Rocky che arrivò ad un passo dalla gloria mondiale, senza poterla godere, si chiamava Rocky Castellani, iscritto all'anagrafe di Luzerne, Pennsylvania con il nome di At...

by Tony Lo Bianco   In honor of Memorial Day, we would like to announce that over 15 million people have viewed the video "Just A Common Soldier". We learned last week that it has also received 2 Emmy nominations. One for Public Service Announcement, and one for myself as host.   Our goal is to reach 21 million views as that is how ma...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has established the "Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award" to recognize an eminent Italian scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made a remarkable contribution to the advancement of science and technology, thus improving Italy's S&T relations wit...

By Niccolò Graffio "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." — Jack Dempsey During the time our people have spent living here in America, a number of figures, both real and imagined, have risen from our ranks to achieve icon status.   These figures in turn helped to inspire future generations, either for good or bad. Of all of the...

by Mark Molloy   Michael "Jim" Delligatti, the man who invented the iconic Big Mac, has died aged 98. Mr Delligatti, who created arguably the best-known fast-food sandwich in the world nearly 50 years ago, died at his home in Pittsburgh on November 28.   McDonald's posted a tribute to the Big Mac creator, tweeting: "Today, we celebrat...

Dick Fulmine nasce nel 1938. In quello stesso anno, mentre dall'altra parte dell'Atlantico vede la luce Superman, in Italia il regime fascista intensifica la sua attività di embargo nei confronti del fumetto americano, dando il via alla creazione di nuovi campioni indigeni e all'italianizzazione degli eroi statunitensi più popolari, operazione, que...

During its 75-year history, the Baseball Hall of Fame has never enshrined three living managers at once. Until now. Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre rank third, fourth and fifth on the all-time wins list and will be recognized for their work July 27.   "I was on the (Expansion Era) Committee down in Florida when we voted on those...

Application deadline: 10 January 2015The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce its 2014-15 Research and Publication Grant competition with funding of up to $1000 for use during 2015. Grants may be used to fund or subsidize research travel or a publication (i.e., for purchasing image rights or as a publication subvention) relating to the study...

L'American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF) di New York è una onlus fondata dal medico e ricercatore italiano Umberto Veronesi per sostenere la ricerca e la prevenzione sul cancro.   Ogni anno, attraverso un programma di borse di studio e di ricerca internazionali post-laurea la Fondazione sostiene progetti di ricerca a favore di 20 giovani...

Four notable Italian Americans in the fields of finance, law, professional sports marketing and public policy have been elected to the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors for the 2015-2019 term during an April 9, 2015, meeting at the New York offices at Pepper Hamilton LLP.   NIAF's newly elected members of the Boa...