The American Academy of Arts and Sciences named Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Professor Federico Capasso and electrical engineer Alfred Cho as the recipients of the 2015 Rumford Prize on Tuesday, in recognition of their contributions to the field of laser technology.   The award will be presented to Capas...

di Andrea Marinelli   Parla con la bocca piena: non è una regola stravagante imposta ai figli da genitori anticonformisti, ma il titolo di un seminario organizzato dal «Massachusetts Institute of Technology», che da gennaio svelerà agli studenti i segreti del cibo, della lingua e della cultura italiana.   Tutti insieme, in tredici lez...

Friday, November 7 | 7:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge What do you get when you put together a hungry servant, a know-it-all Latin speaking doctor and a string of sausages? You get Pazzi Lazzi in Aria di Commedia - An evening of Comedy, Art and Renaissance Music! You'll Giggle at Dottore's "little problem" and the b...

by Nicola Orichuia   On Sept. 26, 2013, Boston's own Italian folk ensemble Newpoli presented their third album, Tempo Antico, at the Oberon in Cambridge. Shifting from villanellas to tarantellas and pizzicas, the group proved once again its talent on stage — accompanied by a Commedia dell'Arte performance by actors Chiara Durazzini (Col...

Columbus Day, celebrated since 1792 and as a federal holiday since 1937, evolved from a remembrance of the discovery of lands of the Western Hemisphere into a celebration of all things Italian because the discoverer, Christopher Columbus, was an Italian from Genoa working for the king and queen of Spain.   The decision of the Cambridge City...

Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8pm | Purchase TicketsFirst Church in Cambridge, Congregational Music of Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Geminiani, and Paisiello   Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as "one of the world's most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles" (NPR). Enjoy thrilling Italian Baroq...

by Kellie Speed   Being raised in an Italian family certainly has its perks. Just ask Dante de Magistris, who got his initial culinary start at home before moving on to work in some of Boston's most legendary kitchens, including Café Louis, The Federalist and Pignoli alongside some of the best local names in the restaurant industry, includin...

Monday, November 17 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm | MIT - Center for International Studies Building E40-496 (Muckley Building) 4th floor 1 Amherst Street, CambridgeInfortuni Occupazionali e Ritorno al Lavoro: un Confronto tra l'Esperienza USA e quella Italiana   Monica Galizzi e' specializata in economia del lavoro ed ha partecipazioni nei settori della...

Tom Magliozzi was born June 28, 1937, in an East Cambridge, Massachusetts neighborhood filled with other Italian immigrant families.   It was there that he and his younger brother Ray picked up the uniquely Boston-Italian style of expressing affection through friendly insults and teasing. That style was at the heart of their banter with each...

Local poet Walter Valeri recently became the first and only Italian to be elected to the Poets' Theatre advisory board. Through this prestigious organization based in Cambridge, Valeri will be working on bringing a Dario Fo Festival to the area in 2016, on the occasion of Fo's 90th birthday and the 30th anniversary of Fo' and Franca Rame's groundb...