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The Italian American Woman's Association (IAWA) celebrated their 30th anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony dinner at the Ambassador Center.   The association selected former Erie Mayor, Joyce Savocchio with their 2014 Woman of the Year Award. "It's a wonderful honor that the Italian American women's organization has given me and it has great...

Quest'anno la parata del Colmbus Day a Chicago tornerà a sfilare sulla State Street, come richiesto dalla comunità italiana. In vista del 13 ottobre – quando la parata si terrà in tutte le città americane dove più numerosa e radicata è la comunità italiana – il Console generale a Chicago Adriano Monti ha scritto al sindaco Rahn Emmanuel per ringraz...

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a CfP for AAIS 2015 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-29 March. CfP AAIS 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder "Italy between the two World Wars: literature, culture, society".    This session focuses on the examination of the Italian cultural context between the two World...

by Maria Grazia Quieti   Dear friends and colleagues, I am pleased to announce that we have a new US-accredited MA in Food Studies at The American University of Rome starting in the fall of 2015. The M.A. has a duration of 15 months; it consists of 36 credits (30 for course work and 6 for the thesis).   The M.A. is intended for stude...

David Chase gave Sopranos fans reason to dream this week by admitting he is "intrigued" by the idea of writing a spin-off series from the show.   Speaking to Associated Press, the 69-year-old said the death of James Gandolfini last year means that the show would most likely be set in a period before the original's 1999-2007 storyline.  ...

From Italy, a unique artists' event - Do some early X-MAS shopping. For sale: MOSAICS, PAINTINGS, CERAMICS, SCULPTURES, JEWELERY.   Location: CASA ITALIANA HALL & CULTURAL CENTER, 595 3rd Street, NW | Washington, DC 20002, METRO RAIL: RED LINE - Judiciary Square   Source: http://www.meetup.com/  

Il Gruppo Maire Tecnimont ha firmato un memorandum of understanding con Cronus Chemicals, Llc per un contratto Epc di realizzazione di un nuovo impianto di ammoniaca e urea, situato a Tuscola, in Illinois.   Il valore delle attivita' di engineering, procurement e construction (Epc) sara' pari a circa 1,5 miliardi di dollari, a seguito dell'e...

by Pamela Silvestri   Construction is almost complete on Defonte's Sandwich Shop in Stapleton. The family operation, known for its original store in Red Hook established 93 years ago, plans to open Saturday, Dec. 13.   "The first couple of weeks will be a little hectic," predicts co-owner Phil Defonte. But with a staff of seasoned wor...

by Barbara Ganz   Samsung and Venetian Heritage Foundation will provide €600,000 for the construction of the "Nuovi Grandi Gallerie" (New Large Galleries) at the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice. The new galleries will be located in the ground floor of the Accademia building and will showcase artwork that has never been exhibited to the pub...

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor of Italian Studies beginning in Fall 2015, with a specialization in Italian Medieval or Renaissance studies.   The successful candidate will be required to teach culture courses in hi...

In December, the Post-Gazette and the Regional Review both wrote in remembrance of Joseph "Dom" Campochiaro, who passed away on December 8 of 2014. I would like to add a few words here as well. I was one of the many lucky North End youth to have had Dom as a coach when I played Little League. Dom's patience, as Sal Giarratani stated in a quote fro...

by Paul Takahashi   Butler Brothers has broken ground on an exclusive residential community inspired by the Tuscan city of Lucca. The Houston design-builder has begun site work on Piazza Lucca, a walled and gated development located at 6017 Memorial Drive, near Westcott Street. The high-end community will consist of 17 townhomes and three s...