Dream Big Dream Small is Elissa Ruffino’s first children’s book.  A longtime public relations and communications specialist in Washington, DC, Ruffino currently is an adjunct faculty member at Marymount University School of Business and Technology and the Lutheran College Washington Semester program.  The book for children ages 3 to 10 is published...

One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One of Italy’s first female doctors, Montessori applied her training as a scientist to teaching children in new ways. She upended conventional thinking about education by, among other thin...

Loyola University Chicago has named Sam Marzo, M.D., dean of its Stritch School of Medicine. “We are confident that Dr. Marzo will continue to shape and grow the Stritch School of Medicine,” says Norberto Grzywacz, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago provost and chief academic officer. “With Jesuit values as part of his moral foundation, Dr. Marzo wil...

“Home to many of the world's greatest works of art, architecture and gastronomy, Italy elates, inspires and moves like no other,” Lonely Planet enthuses. Indeed, precious few people would argue that Italy isn’t an amazing place to visit. It’s also a phenomenal destination for something else: international studies. Read on for a roundup of seven rea...

From Roman statesman Marcus Cicero to pioneering activist Angela Bambace to accomplished music composer Henry Mancini — Italy’s contributions to the world stage are legion, and Robert Barbera is determined to shine a light on them. A frequent and long-time donor to California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Barbera has most recently made a con...

Brunello Cucinelli Spa is one of the most important cashmere manufacturers in the world. Their headquarters are based in Solomeo, Italy – a lovely small medieval town in the province of Perugia. As the luxury Italian fashion company began growing, Mr. Cucinelli purchased the ruins of a 14th-century castle to refurbish – and in 1985 they made the to...

Columbus Citizens Foundation (CCF) is proud to announce a new scholarship to support Italian Americans with great academic prowess seeking financial aid at the graduate level in medical and public health fields of study. The scholarship will be awarded annually, recipients will be chosen by a qualified standing committee and the scholarship is to b...

Aria spensierata e gioviale da bambina, l’abile e tenace bruna siculo-americana, Cav. Josephine Buscaglia Maietta, Presidente di AIAE- Association of Italian American Educators, ha centrato appieno l’obiettivo di unire l’Italia all’America. Josephine, insieme ad altri volontari creatori della cultura, è elemento fondante della medesima Associazione...

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...

Like many service organizations, continuing a mission during a pandemic can prove challenging. However, the Verona Chapter of UNICO National, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this October, continues to live out the motto “service above self.” UNICO National is the largest Italian-American organization with chapters all across the United States...