The Department of Romance and Classical Studies is very pleased to celebrate Maria Silva, Italian Minor in RCS, for her fully-funded acceptance to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Ph.D. Program in Italian. This program is notable for having a large focus on interdisciplinary studies, i.e. bridging art history with Italian language and culture,...

The Italian Language Foundation recently qualified for a matching grant from the Francesco & Mary Giambelli Foundation, and matched a $125,000 donation from the Foundation. The Italian Language Foundation (ILF) is dedicated to the promotion and support of Italian language education nationally. It motivates and rewards students of Italian from middl...

La Scuola International School is a vibrant Pre-K – 8th Grade international community with a focus on inquiry-based learning, creative expression and language immersion.  They are an IB accredited, Italian-immersion school serving Preschool – 8th Grade. La Scuola’s mission is to inspire brave learners to shape the future. La Scuola aims to nurture...

A college professor and native Sicilian, Angelo Glaviano is seeking to shed light on the contributions of fellow Italians, particularly Sicilians, in Middletown through a video and companion book project with colleague Daniel Nocera. “What brought me into this project was giving credit to Sicilians who came here and made this country a success,” sa...

Last year, Kristina M. Jacobsen, associate professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology (Ethnology) at The University of New Mexico, traveled to Italy on a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology. The grant allowed her to live in Sardinia for a year as a visiting researcher and to do ethnographic fieldwork to writ...

Applications are open to students who will pass the Italian AP exam 2021. A total of 22 grants will be awarded. The grants will cover accommodation in Italy for up to 5 weeks at one of Eduitalia associated schools, Italian classes, didactic material, and extracurricular activities. The deadline for the application is on May 21. For more information...

Professor of Italian Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, was recently awarded the Italian national honor of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian Consulate. The president of the Italian Republic grants the distinction “to Italians abroad or foreigners...

Despite the challenges that this period has imposed on us, something magical is happening in Brooklyn. Starting from last October 2020, Simona Rodano's program known in New York as the Italian Fairy is flying to the Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO) in the very modern complex called "Il Centro". An avant-garde building designed a...

This new scholarship is in memorial for our fellow NIABA member Vincent Marchetti. It will be awarded to a law student of Italian descent. Check back for further information shortly. Use the donate form here to donate and specify to "Vincent Marchetti Scholarship Fund". You can also mail checks payable to: NIABA - PMB 932 - 202 Washington Avenue, N...

Pasticcio (pah-stee-tchoh) comes from the vulgar Latin pasticium, in turn related to another late Latin word we know much better, pasta. It is attested in our beautiful language for the first time in 1525, a tad too late for our Dante to use it in his Commedia, but early enough to make it common when Caravaggio was around. Fare un pasticcio means t...