The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that it will be launching two new scholarships this year thanks to NIAF Member Salvatore “Sal” Catanese’s generous financial support. Catanese funds the Salvatore “Sal” Catanese Clark County Scholarship and the Salvatore “Sal” Catanese National Scholarship. NIAF Board Co-Chair P...

Questo libro di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino mi sarebbe stato di grande aiuto e utilità venticinque anni fa quando ho avuto l’opportunità di far decollare un programma d’italiano in una scuola media della mia città nel Wisconsin e ho dovuto affrontare il processo di certificazione in tempi velocissimi e saltare a piè pari nella politica e cultura sco...

Oftentimes, Italian or Italian American associations at the center of a community in one of the many American cities are led by exceptional Italian American men or women who have gained over the years the experience necessary to preside over a community that recognizes itself in loving and celebrating Italy. They are sometimes white-haired leaders...

Robots have traditionally been used as educational props in mathematics, science or technology. But one school in Italy is now taking a different approach. Teachers there have been using them to educate youngsters in non-technical subjects like drama or the Italian language. “The project was born out of a bit of madness, and also out of interest fo...

The Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge 2223 will offer registration for its 12-week 2019 spring semester of Italian classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at St. Margaret’s School, 111 Winn St., Burlington. Classes will begin Feb. 6 at the same location and cover six levels of beginner, intermediate to advanced, depending on one’s prior knowledge in speaking...

I specifically enjoy telling stories of the good in the fashion world. It is rewarding to find hope and light in change in the midst of darkness and cynicism. I especially love reporting on fashion sustainability stories. At this point in time, social good (philanthropic cause and charitable actions) fashion companies can successfully use the power...

In a celebration of the Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, the Italian Catholic Club of Santa Clarita Valley and members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Newhall signaled the traditional end of the 12 days of Christmas with a goodbye to the holiday season with their fifth La Befana on Sunday. Anna Riggs, president of the Italian Catholic...

In questo breve segmento di video della Conferenza su Frank Sinatra, organizzata dal professor Stanislao Pugliese della Hofstra University nel 2015, il famoso scrittore e giornalista Gay Talese spiega al pubblico come gli italoamericani agli inizi del XIXmo secolo, non possedessero “la tradizione di scrivere romanzi.”  Con l’arrivo nel nuovo paese,...

As part of an effort to contextualize and conceptualize the field that is Fashion Studies, we will be interviewing notable figures in the discipline and sharing their insights in an ongoing series.  Our first subject is Dr. Eugenia Paulicelli, the founder and director of the Fashion Studies program at The Graduate Center at The City University of N...

School officials in Framingham rejected a bid to replace Columbus Day on the school calendar with “Indigenous Peoples Day,” but added indigenous peoples to the commemoration. The Framingham School Committee voted 5-4 Wednesday night to approve the change, with the majority seizing on a compromise offered by the superintendent of schools. The four-m...