The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and the Italian Program are profoundly grateful to the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission, in particular to Mr. Robert DiBiase, for the generous donation of $10,000 which funded scholarships for the 2019 Summer Italian Intensive Course for College Credit. The summer course, now in its th...

On May 1st the departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Spanish and Latino Studies, hosted a reception to launch the B.A. in Language, Business & Culture. Guests, included business representatives, political figures, alumni, and university faculty who came together to celebrate this unique academic program linking the learning of world l...

In the beautiful setting of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, in New York City, on June 8th, at the yearly Conference of Presidents of Italian American Organizations, Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari was honored by the distribution of copies of her successful memoir “Gilda, Promise Me”, published by Idea Press. The books were offered by the Preside...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, and NJ Assemblyman Ralph Caputo were honored by the NJ Italian American Heritage Commission (“NJIAHC”) at a special awards ceremony held in their honor. Robert DiBiase, NJIAHC Chair presented awards to Dr. Manny Alfano, Fou...

Sunday October 28 2:00 pm - Rutgers University's College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Admission: $15; open to the public. Contact: Robert DiBiase 848-445-4163 commission@njitalianheritage.org. How successful is your life changing Italian scholarship, or course, if hardly anyone knows it exists? New Jersey has many g...

Sometimes I’m lucky to meet great Italian Americans spread all over the country, who show their passion about Italy, their commitment about celebrating and representing the Italian American community, their loyalty to both the nations they belong to, America and Italy. Today we have with us one of these fine gentlemen, Robert J. DiBiase. Bob is the...

On March 10, 2018, there was a marvelous celebration of Cav, Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari’s birthday at her residence in Hamilton, New Jersey. Friends, mentors, students, and “arguably the finest oenologist in USA” Vittorio Vettori, as the graceful host introduced him, had the opportunity to talk about Gilda, her achievements, her wonderful per...

by Rich Cuccagna   Dr. Jianping Wang, the new president of Mercer County Community College (MCCC), met recently with the Chair of the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission (NJIIAHC), Robert DiBiase, and Chair of the organization's Curriculum Development Committee, Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D.   The purpose...

I would like to thank our leadership, staff, and volunteers for helping to make 2016 such a successful year. A special thanks is also owed to our generous benefactors and partners, for their continued support.   Please consider making a year-end donation so that the Commission can continue ensuring that New Jersey's Italian Heritage is never forg...

You're invited! 12th Annual NJIIAHC Congress - Mercer County Community College - Saturday, September 19th. The New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission (NJIIAHC) is proud to announce its 2015 Annual Congress: "Promoting Education, Preserving Our Italian Cultural Heritage."   This historic event will fea...