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The Fondazione "Giovanni e Francesca Falcone" and the Fulbright Program in Italy, in cooperation with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), are pleased to announce the Fulbright Fondazione Falcone-NIAF Scholarship in Criminology. Students must submit applications for the academic year 2016-17 by the deadline: October 13, 2015.   "...

"Confimprese World valica l'Atlantico. Ormai è tutto pronto, le intese sono state firmate: nelle prossime settimane aprirà un nuovo "Operative Branch" in America, nella West Coast. Gli Stati interessati sono Arizona, California e Nevada. La sede principale sarà a Phoenix". Lo ha annunciato Fabio Desideri, presidente di Confimprese World. «Con...

Operatic Tenor, mentor & entrepreneur Mario Anthony Lalli passed away peacefully at his home in Sierra Madre, CA on October 8th, 2015 at the age of 92. Mario was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Edalyn Doris Lalli. Mario was born in Springfield, MA in 1923 to Italian immigrants Antonio Lalli and Giacinta Lalli. He was the youngest of four c...

By Rita Cipalla   Cousins have often played complementary roles throughout history. Take Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, fifth cousins, who became president of the United States two decades apart. Or Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, on the throne of England. As great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria, they are considered...

Did you know that there are 356,831 people living in the US who were born in Italy? We did some research to find out as much as we could about Italian expats here in the US. And we think we found some pretty interesting stuff. It's no surprise that New York City is home to the largest concentration of Italians. However, Miami Beach, is wh...

L'Italian Business & Invetsment Initiative (IB&II) ha creato dal 2011 un presidio qualificato a New York che svolge due funzioni:   1) Rete di relazioni qualificate con gli operatori finanziari Usa, sia private equity che venture capital, per facilitare l'espansione in quel mercato delle piccole e medie e delle start up italiane in p...

This is not the season without panettone. The mile-high domed Italian Christmas bread, studded with raisins and candied orange, light and airy in texture yet richly flavored with eggs and butter, tastes like the holiday.   Our mom had it at Christmas always, a reminder of her Italian homeland, though she had to travel far from our little Ohi...

I have used a number of GPS devices over the years to find my way while driving. I won't mention the brand names but there were three different manufacturers, plus two different apps on my phone. They all claim to find the fastest route from point A to point B, but they all tell me to go a different way.   Sometimes, they don't get me where...

A group of small Italian companies active in the food sector was able to become the first exporter of Made in Italy products to the US. Surprisingly, they started by producing excellences in a too small scale to create an adequate export market, but their development was impressive. As explained by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the in...

by Paul Moses   When the nation's foreign-born population peaked in 1890 at nearly 15%, New York's Irish were angry that so many Italian immigrants were crowding into the city. The reason for their anger was that Italian newcomers were willing to work for less money and longer hours than the already-established Irish. As the economy sou...

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a special workshop featuring the first private tasting of TrentoDoc sparkling wines.Hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce to introduce "Trentodoc Sparkling Wines from the Dolomite Mountains". The tasting will take place in the International School of Comics in west town. Bloggers, sommeliers, chefs, and...

By L.V. Anderson Bad news for the Kitchen Consigliere, Capo's Speakeasy (described on its website as "mafia-chic"), and Herman Cain's erstwhile chain Godfather's Pizza: Italy is not happy with your mob-themed edibles.   The Telegraph reports that an Italian agricultural trade group called Coldiretti is calling on other countries to cut it o...