I may be wrong, and I ask our readers to help me if so, but there is no such thing as a town called "Little Italy" in the United States. There are, of course, many neighborhoods called Little Italy in different American cities, officially or not. But a city officially called Little Italy, to my knowledge, does not exist. Today our interview guests...

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, assistant professor and section head for Italian at the University of Arkansas, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the American Association of Teachers of Italian's Distinguished Service Award for the college/university level. A member of the American Association of Teachers of Italian for 13 years, Calabretta-Sajder...

Dear friends, here in Italy we are in the middle of the second wave of covid, and the situation is not easy at all, as I explain every two days in the videos of We the ItaliaNews. Not all Italians have understood or accepted that it is not a 100 meters race, but a marathon, indeed a marathon hurdles: a discipline that does not exist in athletics be...

Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Online seminar, free entrance. Register Here. Organized by the University of Arkansas in collaboration with the Consulate General in Houston and the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini and the 20th Week of Italian Language in the World This p...

Greetings friends of Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society and Museum!  Please join me in planning towards the celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth, by reviving the Christmas traditions that built “community” in Little Italy.  For those of us who spent our younger years in Little Italy during Christmas, we recall fondly the magic that came a...

Thursday October 22 2020, 6:30 Central/7:30 Eastern. Online event. The lecture will explore the crucial role costume and fashion have played in Federico Fellini's films (Juliet of the Spirits; La Dolce Vita; Roma), the role of Rome as a city of film and fashion and Fellini's legacy to future generations of filmmakers and fashion designers. Dr. Euge...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

The newly founded Diversity, Transformation and Italian Studies by Ryan Calabretta-Sajder and four colleagues in Italian studies (Syndey Conrad, Virginia Commonwealth University; Rosetta Giuliani Caponetto, Auburn University; Marina "Maureen" Melita, Marist College; Vetri Nathan, University of Massachusetts, Boston) is happy to announce its inaugur...

Dear Friends, in an effort to protect our patrons, community, and volunteers Little Italy’s 93rd Annual Italian Festival Scheduled for October 3rd has been cancelled. As disappointed as you are, please know that the volunteers and families of Little Italy are devastated as well. Remember that nearly 100 years of tradition for us has been disrupted...

The University of Arkansas Rome Center is offering virtual international internships beginning in the fall semester. Students have the opportunity to work with an Italian organization for the second 8-week term, gaining experience in a variety of study areas or interests. Internships are available to students in any degree program and will begin th...