Dottoressa Marina Lenza is the new director of the Education Office of the Italian Consulate of Chicago. Lenza was born near l’Aquila in the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e dei Monti della Laga, the largest mountainous area of Abruzzo. She graduated from La Sapienza, the University of Rome, and has held roles in the Ministry of Education as a teac...

Bologna, Padua, and Rome's La Sapienza universities topped the rankings of major state-run Italian universities published by the CENSIS think tank on Monday. Bologna came top again with a score of 91.8 points, followed again by Padua with 88.7. La Sapienza rose from fourth last year to third this year with a score of 85.5 while Florence University...

As I watched the delightful Pixar film Luca for the first time, I found myself giggling at the phrases and words in Italian, unsure as to why there weren't subtitles to translate them. Although none of them really matter much in terms of understanding what's going on, a lot of them — Giulia's phrases, mostly — are hilarious and witty (Luca's last n...

Diversity in Italian Studies, una tematica che sottolinea l’importanza della pluralità culturale a livello non solo globale, ma anche personale. Infatti, trattando di letteratura, arte, filosofia e geografia, si possono comprendere e scoprire le numerose sfumature che ognuno di noi può sfoggiare. Nel caso degli italiani, la diversità è ancora un ar...

Il concorso Fulbright – FLTA Program offre a giovani insegnanti di lingua inglese o a giovani laureati che si stiano specializzando per diventare insegnanti, l’opportunità di sviluppare e migliorare la propria metodologia didattica, contribuire a rafforzare l’insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana presso  Università e College statuniten...

The Orange/West Orange UNICO (O/WO UNICO) Chapter was not able to hold an in-person scholarship dinner for the second year in a row. However, that did not prevent the Chapter from awarding nearly $20,000 in scholarships to local high school students from West Orange High School (WOHS) and Seton Hall Prep (SHP) for the second year in a row. Local sc...

The Verona Chapter of UNICO National, the nation’s largest Italian-American service organization, is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships. Scholarship applications were sent to Verona High School, Mount Saint Dominic, Seton Hall Prep and St. Peter’s Jersey City. Twenty-seven applications were received, so awarding six schola...

Ho assistito silenziosamente e, con molta attenzione, all’incontro organizzato da Learn Italy per il master internazionale in formato Executive in “Communication, Promotion & New Media” del quale, il presidente Massimo Veccia, mi spiega brevemente le finalità, compreso la storia dell’agenzia. Da oltre undici anni Learn Italy organizza e prepara i g...

The Lido Civic Club , at a reception held at the Kenwood Country Club, officially awarded $95,000 to 14 outstanding Italian American students from the Washington, DC area. The awards were presented by President Richard DiPippo, and Past President and former Scholarship Chair Francesco Isgro. Domenico Bellantone, the First Counselor of the Embassy o...

The University of Padua has elected Daniela Mapelli as its new rector, the first woman to hold the top post at the institution since it was founded in 1222. Mapelli, a professor of psychology, begins her six-year term on 1 October, just in time for the university's 800th anniversary next year. A native of Lecco in northern Italy, the 55-year-old Ma...