Professor of Italian Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, was recently awarded the Italian national honor of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian Consulate. The president of the Italian Republic grants the distinction “to Italians abroad or foreigners...

Italy is a country with one of the largest historical diasporas. In the past forty years, it has also turned into a country of immigration, while continuing to be a point of departure. Since the 2010s, the number of Italians emigrating abroad has visibly grown in size. What are the characteristics of this new phenomenon, and how does it differ from...

Italian Professor Teresa Fiore, the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, World Languages and Cultures, was one of 21 professors nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Award for Faculty. On December 16, 2020, the NEH announced a total of $32.8 million in various types of grants, including the faculty aw...

At a time of planetarian stasis, it may seem odd to talk about transnationalism; and, yet, more than ever, we have become aware of the interconnections existing around the world. What insights can a transnational model offer us to critically rethink cultural and socio-economic relationships while keeping in mind older forms of border crossing (colo...

BACAS – Borghi Antichi Cultura Arti e Scienze – in collaborazione con la Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò della New York University ha organizzato l’evento “A Conversation with Mimmo Lucano” per parlare dell’“accoglienza”, un principio che ci ricordano essere legato all’essere inclusivi e accoglienti con il prossimo, soprattutto con coloro che cercano...

Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri gave Montclair State University a public lecture titled “Unbuilding Walls, Expanding Cultural Horizons: Jhumpa Lahiri on Translation.” The lecture took place Nov. 18, on the seventh floor of University Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lahiri is the editor and partial translator of “The Penguin Book of Ita...

Tuesday, 11/26/2019 - 6:30pm. 22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Presented in collaboration with BACAS - Borghi Antichi Cultura Arti e Scienze. Mimmo Lucano, former mayor of Riace, Calabria, in conversation with: Pietro Costa, Founder and Executive Creative Director, BACAS; Tiziana Rinaldi Castro, Creative Director of Literary Programs, BACAS; Teres...

The food sector is one of the most energy intensive in the modern economy, and thus a significant contributor to global warming. What kind of practices are already activated in this sector that help fight climate change? This fifth part of the Critical Made in Italy Series titled "Environment and Nutrition" (Thur Sept. 26 SBUS Lecture Hall 101 6:30...

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...