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William J. Connell, Professor of History and Joseph M. and Geraldine C. La Motta Chair in Italian Studies, has been selected a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. As a recipient of the so-called "Brainy Award," the fellowship includes a $200,000 grant to devote significant time to research, writing, and publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Co...

During the fall semester of 2018, multiple students from the University of Bergamo lived and studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University, experiencing the novelties and challenges associated with any long-term stay abroad. These students, all hailing from various locations in Italy, had the chance to take classes taught in English, enjoy American nig...

In occasione della Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo, un’iniziativa organizzata dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale in collaborazione con il Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington ospiterà il 9 aprile, la mostra fotografica “Life as a Scientist”, organ...

The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two for $4,000; two for $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and specific family members may apply. Applica...

If you were to take a poll in the streets of, let’s say, Milan, or Florence, or Rome, asking Italians what the most important language for business might be, we’d be willing to bet you’d collect only one answer: English. It’s no secret  that English is the most commonly spoken language in the world, and in countries like Italy,  being comfortable w...

Italian Language and Culture Day, an annual showcase and competition among students of Italian from middle and high schools across New Jersey, was held at Montclair State University on March 14th.  A signature collaboration between the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America and the Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey (ITANJ),...

Applications are being accepted for two scholarships donated by the Sons of Italy, Purple Aster Chapter of Galloway and Absecon, to high school seniors at Absegami and Holy Spirit high schools. Students who have a parent or grandparent of Italian descent and who will be enrolled in college in September 2019 are eligible to apply. Two $1,000 scholar...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2019 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, assistant professor of Italian and film at the University of Arkansas, will present "Queering Italian Cinema: The Case of Ferzan Özpetek" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, in 110 Business Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. Calabretta-Sajder was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Calabria in Italy in 2017 and is...

The phenomenon of film and TV series about crime as sources of inspiration for tourism in Italy (and around the world) has only grown in recent years. One the seminal places for it is Corleone, a town in large part created in the transnational collective imagination by the classic American film trilogy The Godfather, which ironically was not shot i...

The Sons of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 presented a check for $10,000 to Lock Haven University recently. The programs supported by the gift are wrestling, $1,000; men’s and women’s soccer, $2,000; Capt. Andrew Koss ROTC Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; football, $2,500; and the Student Retention Fund, $2,000. Sons of Italy President Dan...

It’s a pretty common bucket-list item to learn to speak Italian. I mean, who wouldn’t want to absorb the language of the country that gave us Sophia Loren, pizza, espresso and those adorable little Fiats? Not to mention the fact that Americans love to travel to Italy—whether it’s to bask in the gorgeous art, drink wine with lunch every day or simpl...