To: Anne Lopes, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Re: The Reduction of Italian courses at Brooklyn College. As Director of Italian American Studies at Queens College I am writing to register my dismay over the recent action taken to severely reduce the Italian course offerings at Brooklyn College.   In my more than forty years...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. In the post-World War I American climate of isolationism, nativism, consumerism, and the democratic expansion of civic rights, Italian-born star Rodolfo Valentino and Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini became surprisin...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. This presentation by Davide Ceriani (Rowan University) focuses on the role Italian opera had in forming an Italian American cultural and ethnic identity during the mass migration period (1880-1924). Italians who immi...

Wednesday November 6 2019. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute: 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036. Juliet Grames’s novel tells the story of Stella Fortuna—beautiful and smart, insolent and cold—who is considered an oddity in her Calabrian village. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her baby...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Il Signor Jackson (2018), 40 min. Anton Evangelista, dir. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista travels from the Bronx to Italy and back in presenting Il Signor Jackson, a story of African American New Yorker Edward...

Thursday, October 24. 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Columbus Citizen's Foundation, 8 East 69th Street, Manhattan, NY. Contact: RSVP by calling 212-642-2094. Seating is limited and RSVP highly recommended. For further information, see: www.calandrainstitute.org This "Town Hall" will deal with some of the more pressing issues Italian Americans must confront if we...

Friday October 18 2019, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute: 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Language Teaching Development Workshop: CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning. La stoffa dell’Italia: Leonardo, l’arte, e la scienza del tessile e della moda. The Fabric of Italy: Leonardo, Art, an...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Novelist, poet, essayist, and professor Giose Rimanelli published a number of articles on Cesare Pavese's work. Over time, he cobbled these essays and others into a book on Pavese's opera omnia. Long left unpublished...

Thursday October 10 6:00 pm. Società Dante Alighieri NYC, Inc. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: RSVP by calling 212-642-2094. Seating is limited and seats cannot be reserved. For further information, see www.ladantenyc.org This symposium opens...

Collection editors: Prof. Fred Gardaphé, Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies/Calandra Institute, Queens College; and Siân Gibby, Calandra Institute, Queens College. Bordighera Press seeks submissions for a collection of essays dealing with the immigration experience and/or the legacy of Pascal D'Angelo, the Italian American poet and...