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...

An 88-year-old doctor from Puglia is studying for his 14th university degree. Leonardo Altobelli, a retired family doctor and former mayor of Troia near Foggia, turned 88 on March 15. "I am the oldest student in the world and the second most qualified," he told local media Wednesday. As well as his 13 degrees, Altobelli also has a master's in crimi...

The Patrons of Italian Culture Announce The Albert J. Casola Prize for the Study of Italian Language and Culture "Full Time" undergraduate and graduate students of Italian descent, enrolled at an accredited educational institution are eligible for consideration for this scholarship. A major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is not a p...

The University of Arkansas' Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian, recently presented "Comics and Graffiti for the 'Week of the Italian Language in the World'" on the  roundtable session "Teaching Popular Culture in the Intermediate Language Courses" at the 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). The...

The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is glad to present the new project created by Tuscany Regional Government and Artex (Centro per l’Artigianato artistico e tradizionale della Toscana): www.TuscanCollections.it TuscanCollections.it is the innovative platform to meet the best of ‘Made in Tuscany’ and get to know companies, organize virt...

In Italia, e non solo, si fa sempre più intensa la polemica sulla scuola, colpita duramente dalla pandemia, in un alternarsi di aperture e chiusure, critiche e proteste. Nella sua prima conferenza stampa di venerdì 19 marzo, il premier Draghi ha detto che la scuola sarà la prima attività a riaprire e ha annunciato che ad essa saranno destinati 300...

Schools in Italy's 'red zones' are closed under the nation's covid-19 restrictions, meaning millions of children of all ages are taking lessons online from home. Not so in the case of 10-year-old Fiammetta, in the northern Trentino province, who is connecting with her fourth-grade teachers and classmates from high up in the mountains, surrounded by...

When I was 17 years old I got on a one-way flight out of Italy. The destination? Miami. I had just won a tennis scholarship to complete my final year of high school at a private school in Florida: Gulliver Preparatory Academy. The type of school where 16-year-olds pull up in their Ferrari’s or Maserati’s. Needless to say, the best I could afford as...

Prima edizione per le scuole italiane all’estero del progetto: un percorso di scoperta, studio e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale italiano nel mondo pensato per gli studenti delle primarie e secondarie. Qual è il patrimonio culturale italiano presente nella tua città? Di cosa si tratta: di un monumento, un’opera d’arte, una canzone o una fes...