The Rhode Island Italian-American Hall of Fame’s “Greatest Salute to America’s Bravest” induction event will occur Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, at 1 p.m. This is the group’s 30th anniversary event honoring eight local military veterans, former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Pa...

Medford High School senior Sandra Figueroa was among four students in the Boston area to be honored recently by the Federazioni Associazioni Abruzzesi-USA. This organization, in the occasion of “October Italian Heritage Month” every year, selects students who distinguish themselves in the study of Italian, and awards them scholarships at their annu...

The Columbian Foundation hosted their 76th Annual Humanitarian, Achievement, and President’s Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 14 at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ. Honorees included Christopher A. Capuano, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University; Anthony P. Colandro, founder & owner of Gun for Hire; Peter F. DiPaolo, M.D., board certifie...

La Commissione Fulbright, nata da un accordo tra il governo italiano e statunitense, sponsorizza borse di studio per italiani che vogliano trascorrere negli Stati Uniti un periodo di studio, ricerca o insegnamento. Per i laureati italiani che sono intenzionati a conseguire un Master o un Dottorato negli Stati Uniti, i concorsi, denominati Self-Plac...

L’Associazione Italiana Calciatori ha sottoscritto una nuova convenzione con “College Life Italia”, società internazionale che offre a ragazzi e ragazze italiani la possibilità di ottenere borse di studio sportive ed accademiche nei College universitari americani.  La missione di College Life Italia è quella di offrire un’opportunità concreta a chi...

Italian sprinter Semuedè (“Sem”) Andreis has verbally committed to The Ohio State University’s class of 2022. “I decide to commit to Ohio state University because I think it will be a good opportunity for my future and to stay closer to my american family and friends.”  [sic] Andreis came to the United States in 2016 as an exchange student in New P...

Since 1999, fall in Frontenac has meant Italian food, wine, music and raising money for education. Festa Italiana was created by the Frontenac Education Foundation to provide scholarships to graduating seniors of Frontenac High School. The event offers food sampling, fun for children, live music and more. And it all returns Saturday. Last year, Fes...

October 5 (Thursday) 6:30 pm (boarding). Italian Heritage Month Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner Dance Cruise. A boat cruise around Manhattan with dinner and dancing. This event is to raise scholarship money for law students. 6:30 pm - Boarding Time; 7:00 pm - Sailing Time; 10:00 pm - Return Time. Sponsored by Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judi...

Shortly after Lorenzo D’Angelo took a leap of faith and left his native Rome, Italy, to enroll at Coastal Carolina, he realized the football being played at the Division I college football level was vastly different than what was being played in his young adult league back home. “Once I got here I understood this level is not what I was used to,” D...

Before leaving for the United States, Laura Oppedisano made a promise to herself. “I have to be brave,” she said. “I always wanted to travel the world.” Oppedisano left her home in Bergamo, Italy, a few weeks ago eager for new experiences in a foreign country. She admits it’s a bit scary, but Oppedisano has enjoyed her time so far as an exchange st...