It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the death of our dear friend Robert Viscusi, Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College. He died this morning at Lennox Hill Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy, and two children, Victoria and Robert. For those of us who knew Bob well, we knew a...

Wednesday January 8, 5:30 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free. Contact: Dante in Italiano 212 966-3245 danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The Dante in Italiano group has been reading for two years and in January, 2020, will finally be in the second half of...

Il peso che Giuseppe Prezzolini ebbe nella diffusione della cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti è ancora tutto da raccontare, dal lavoro di docente alla Columbia University a quello di direttore di Casa Italia. Un enorme sforzo nel tentativo di far conoscere il valore della cultura italiana presso un mondo, quello nordamericano, che conosceva l’Ital...

Wednesday December 4. 12:15 pm. Queens College, Rosenthal Library. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY. Sponsored by ARIA and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Admission: free. Contact: Alexandra de Luise 718-997-3748 Alexandra.Deluise@qc.cuny.edu www.qc.cuny.edu/calandra  Professor Lucchi, Substitute Lecturer in the Department of...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6-8pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036. In 1930 Giuseppe Prezzolini, one of the greatest Italian intellectuals of the twentieth century, arrived in New York, where he would remain until 1962. During that time he dedicated all his energy to promoting Ital...

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...