At an academic convocation on Monday (Jan. 29) at its Rome Global Gateway, the University of Notre Dame conferred honorary degrees on three distinguished leaders: Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums; Bishop Brian Farrell, L.C., secretary of the Dicastery for Promoting Christian Unity; and Roberto Benigni, an internationally acclaimed act...

Michigan State University in East Lansing is teaming with Politecnico di Milano in Italy to field a car in the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) next year. MSU is the first and only team from Michigan to race in the IAC series, which officially launched in 2019 and brings together academic institutions and public-private partnerships to challenge uni...

The new Fiori/True BBQ serves traditional Italian cuisine crafted with top-shelf ingredients, such as lamb from Elysian Fields, a farm owned by the legendary James Beard Award-winning chef Thomas Keller. Keller has penned several cookbooks and owns acclaimed restaurants like The French Laundry, Per Se, Bouchon and Ad Hoc. Progressive Dining Group b...

Seymour resident and international opera singer Donata Cucinotta grew up loving to sing, and being an Italian descent, she learned at a young age the secret to making great pasta sauce. “It’s a scientific fact that if you sing to your pasta sauce, it will taste better,” she said. Cucinotta described herself as one of those kids who would not stop s...

Curt Cignetti learned the coaching profession from his College Football Hall of Fame father. Now, like his father, he's about to get his chance on the big stage. The Indiana Hoosiers have hired Curt Cignetti as their new coach, school officials announced Thursday. Shortly after the announcement, James Madison officials said Cignetti had resigned, b...

“I’m passionate about the idea that food should not just nurture our body, but should connect us with the land where the ingredients are from. Food should respect and value the techniques of the farmers that are growing those ingredients and the food should also highlight the creativity and the skills of the cooks that are transforming these ingred...

Two Delaware County commissioners went to Italy recently and returned with commitments from three Italian companies to invest in Delaware County. According to a press release from the county's economic development office, the Italian firms reached agreement with commissioners Shannon Henry and James King during an October visit. Henry, who is presi...

Spaghetti and meatball sandwiches are back at 84 South Pennsylvania Street. "We closed for business that fateful day in March [2020], and we just haven't been able to get back on our feet enough to get back open until now," says Brad Ritter, owner of Little Carmine's, the fast-casual sister restaurant of old-school Italian favorite Carmine's on Pen...

The Shops at Perry Crossing, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center in Plainfield, Indiana, managed by JLL, will soon feature a new pizza and pasta restaurant concept by local Indianapolis-based restaurant operator Cunningham Restaurant Group. Theo’s Italian will join the center’s lineup of restaurants in the fall. The 6,118-square-foot Italian resta...

Globally-renowned singer Andrea Bocelli will return to Indiana for his second-ever performance. The Italian tenor, whose voice is considered one of the most recognizable in the entertainment industry, made his first tour stop at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Dec 2022. Bocelli will answer popular demand for a return to the same stage, according to the In...