by Susan Danseyar   Art Furia treasures the traditions of his Italian-American heritage. Living up to his designation of "Cavaliere Ufficiale" bestowed by the prime minister of Italy in 2008, Mr. Furia finds time in his busy schedule as a partner with Shutts & Bowen to serve as general counsel and a member of the Executive Committee...

by Lavinia Pisani   The first time I fell for the work of Francesco Camillo Giorgino, a.k.a. "Millo," was the second I laid my eyes on one of his murals: a red-painted heart, amidst a surrounding black-and-white surface, that was being firmly hugged by a larger-than-life child-like figure.    After seeing Millo's name featured on...

The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution is once again joining efforts with the National Italian American Foundation to sponsor a national essay contest on Christopher Columbus.   The contest is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 in public, private or parochial schools or those who are home schooled. This contest i...

The National Italian American Foundation seeks an Assistant Editor/Social Media Manager responsible for creating and managing social media content and development, and assist editor in all aspects of planning and production of glossy quarterly magazine, all other publications, and web content.   Requirements and Traits: Our ideal candidate...

By Rosario Mariani   December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Italy officially prepares for il Santo Natale. In most of Southern Italy, it is quite common to see the zampognari playing Christmas carols in grottoes, shrines and other religious places throughout the area.   As Americans, we associate the bagpipes with...

If the idea of study abroad conjures up images of an art museum in Florence, a slice of authentic Italian pizza, a textbook of Roman history, and a study break in a Tuscan vineyard, you are not alone. Studies in Italy are among the most popular programs among all the study abroad offerings from colleges across the globe. Accordingly, the subject o...

Si è conclusa la missione a Washington di Francesco Di Nisio, Presidente nazionale AIDOSP e Responsabile Relazioni Esterne dell'Associazione Corfinium Onlus. In questa importante trasferta sono state avviate relazioni culturali con Nancy Pelosi, già Speaker della Camera dei Rappresentanti, oggi Leader dei Democratici negli USA, di origini abruzzesi...

A new edition of the "Palazzo sul Potomac" is now available. This English version, curated by Ambassador Gaetano Cortese, features the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC and chronicles diplomatic relations between Italy and the US.   Sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation and dedicated to "2013 - Year of Italian Culture in the...

Six university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Giovanni Iaboni of Bethany, Ct., Jade Bonacolta of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Angela Capranzano of Glendale, N.Y., Daniel Graziano of Amawalk, N.Y., Paul Lindseth of New York, N.Y., and Samuel Pellegrino C...

by NIAF   We want YOU to be part of our big 40th Anniversary Gala Weekend, October 16-18, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel, in the nation's capital! The weekend includes our 40th Annual Awards Gala, cohosted again this year by Maria Bartiromo and Joe Piscopo (you know what that means – bring your dancing shoes!). Our popular win...