A culture dies when its language dies. Any linguist or anthropologist can testify to this fact. When Franco Giannotti, a native of Trieste, founded Italiano Per Piacere (IPP) in 1999, he understood this very well. He was part of an Italian club in St. Louis which didn't want to have anything to do with the Italian language. It didn't make any sense...

Officials at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii awarded scholarships in honor of the late Antoinette “Toni” DiFiore, life-long resident of the Near West Side and member of the shrine, at the 11 a.m. Mass on April 28.  In the DiFiore contest, run by the shrine and Mrs. DiFiore’s nephew Vincent Arpino, DDS, young adults “write an essay about the perso...

A Bergen County foundation that recognizes graduating high school seniors for academic achievement is giving awards to 10 students for excellence in their Italian language studies, which was once one of the most widely spoken languages in New Jersey households. Italian was the third most common language spoken at home in the Garden State at the tur...

The Italian Club of Staten Island, an organization founded to promote “a better understanding among leading Italian-Americans in the business and professional field and to raise awareness about Italian culture,” has awarded four $2,000 and five $1,000 college scholarships to nine young adults for outstanding academic achievement and community activ...

After 32 years in the Springfield School district, Felix Fabiano is retiring. He will be leaving from teaching after this year's graduation ceremonies. The long-time Jonathan Dayton Italian teacher also coached the boys' soccer and bowling teams during his time at the school. Before retiring, Fabiano spoke with TAPinto Springfield for an exclusive...

On May 3, the Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE) presented Garden City High School senior Christina Levi with the Mario Cuomo Memorial Scholarship. Christina is among a select group of eight Italian- American students from the tri-state area who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to the Italian language, making them recipient...

Dal 2011 sei titolare della cattedra in studi Italiani e Italo-americani con un focus in particolare su letteratura, musica e tematiche come l’immigrazione. Qual è l’oggetto principale della tua didattica?“Questo sfaccettato ruolo intreccia docenza, ricerca e attività legate alla promozione della cultura italiana, che vanno da eventi pubblici, a in...

Searching for scholarships is a long and tedious process. As a first-year student in college, I remember the days of senior year of high school where I applied for scholarships almost every day. The process is challenging. How do you know which scholarships are best suited for you? What are your best chances at getting help to pay for college expen...

From the Office of Sen. David Carlucci: Today Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) presented Clarkstown High School North senior, Logan Meda with a $3,500 college scholarship on behalf of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. Carlucci, a member of the conference, annually holds the Italian-American Scholarship co...

Simone Coli recently completed his experience as a high school student in the United States, as he spent this year as a senior at Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH). A foreign exchange student from Italy, Coli competed on the SPASH boys cross country and boys track teams, before he closed the school year by taking part in SPASH graduatio...