The Italian Studies program at Chapman University is delighted to announce the creation of the Vicky and Michael Carabini Endowment. The fund will enhance the activities of the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research and further promote the teaching and learning of Italian language and culture on campus. For over a decade, the Carabi...

“In 1994, shortly after he’d won the San Remo Song Festival in the ‘new voices’ category for his song ‘Il mare calma della sera’,” Laura Biancalani, CEO of The Andrea Bocelli Foundation wrote me, “I knocked on Andrea’s front door to ask him to organize a concert to benefit a local hospice for the terminally ill. Impressed that only at age 18 I was...

The 61st Annual Enrico Fermi Educational Fund of Yonkers Scholarship Breakfast which was held on Sunday, April 28, 2024 at Mulino’s at Lake Isle in Eastchester. Announcing the 2024 Enrico Fermi Scholarship recipients for graduating seniors from Yonkers and Westchester County, handed out at the Celebrating its past and its mission of providing acade...

The Italian American Club of Duluth hosted their annual spaghetti dinner Wednesday. The $10 meal consists of spaghetti, meatballs, a breadstick, salad, and coffee, juice or water to drink. There is even a special on wine. The club served 900 meals last year. They hope to beat that number this year so they can hand out at least three scholarships. T...

In a testament to Maria Manetti Shrem’s continuing commitment to the arts and education internationally, the “Maria Manetti Shrem Arts Renaissance” will be created at the University of California, Davis, with a pledge of more than $20 million to further the art patron’s longstanding philanthropic partnership with the university. Funding eight endow...

Thanks to the generosity of the Italian American Citizenship Assistance Program (ITAMCAP), NIAF has partnered #1 private university in Italy, to award a full-tuition scholarships to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Global Law at Luiss’s campus in Rome beginning in September of 2024. The full-tuition scholarship will be awarded to one Italian American...

Each year, through the prestigious Donna Distinta Award, we honor women of Italian descent to spotlight their contributions, from culture and industry to philanthropy and activism. The second 2024 Donna Distinta Award goes to Cav. Josephine Maietta.  For the past seven years, Cav. Josephine Maietta has produced and hosted the radio talk show "Sabat...

Venice, or Venezia: the elusive city of islands, canals and free-flowing water; a home to mystery, pride and honor.  Venetians have told themselves stories about themselves for hundreds of years — stories of their stable government, autonomous republic and prosperous existence. This is the myth of Venice. Born out of a republic – “La Serenissima” –...

As a chartered ferry pulls up to Gorgona, an island off the Ligurian coast of Italy, the landscape showcases exactly what travelers might expect from the region: blue-black rocky outcrops on the shore, crystal-clear water below, and beautiful, rolling green hills with a glimpse of thriving vineyards visible from the right angle. And though the scen...

In a move that underscores the growing global interconnectedness of higher education and the arts, Florida Atlantic University (FAU), based in Boca Raton, Florida, and the Conservatorio Giacomo Puccini in La Spezia, Italy, have officially joined in a partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that promises to enhance the cultural and a...