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Emiliano Ricciardi, associate professor of music history, has been awarded a three-year, $224,688 Digital Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for his Tasso in Music Project. The full list of grant recipients is available here.  Led by Ricciardi and realized in collaboration with Stanford University and a team of s...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are seeking applications for the Leonardo Award 2022. This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death to recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career...

Italian native Daniel Monti attended an IABF sponsored college showcase in the spring and landed a baseball scholarship to Sonoma State University in California. Monti played previously at Odessa College in Texas. Last season he hit .352 in 39 games with 4 home runs, 35 RBI, 37 runs scored and 11 stolen bases.  One of IABF’s key missions is to prov...

Food Science and Italian Studies represented by Anuradha Prakash and Federico Pacchioni, respectively, joined efforts this summer to launch a new Chapman travel course to Italy.  In exploring the food system from farm to fork, students witnessed directly the making of world-renowned products such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma, acco...

When it was announced that former Team Italy manager Gilberto (Gibo) Gerali was appointed the director of the newly-created Parma and Crocetta Baseball Development Academy on the same day as the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala in Brooklyn, New York on December 2, 2021, Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) President Andrea...

The purpose of the knowledge sharing experience is to provide students with contacts with academics, professionals, entrepreneurs and managers that operate in the Bay Area, for further professional or business development of each participant. In doing this, BAIA provides participants the network of experience and contacts in Silicon Valley, the tie...

The Italian American Claire Pierangelo (Kresge College, History ’82) was confirmed on March 2, 2022 by the United States Senate as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar and the Union of the Comoros. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Pierangelo has served across four continents, most recently as the Principal Officer of the...

After the Miami Scientific Italian Community and the Texas Scientific Italian Community, it’s time for the California Scientific Italian Community. The California Scientific Italian Community is composed by Italian researchers, Italian Universities and Researcher Centers, private and public organizations, with the institutional aim of making a link...

Cari genitori e amici della IAASD, this is to inform you that IAASD has decided to permanently close its doors in June 2022. These 10 years of activity were wonderful, challenging and extremely satisfying for us. We started out without knowing how far we could go or how long we could last, but our determination and hardwork prevailed. Over the year...

Chapman University is presenting Design & Culture: An Italian Perspective in association with Musco Center Present which will be held at the Musco Center for the Arts on 1 University Drive, Orange, California on Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 am. This celebration of Italian design and culture, exploring the vitality, beauty, and complexity of Italy’s...

In the late 1480s, Leonardo da Vinci sketched out a clever design for a one-person helicopter propelled by an "aerial screw." You may have seen his drawings and wondered whether one of the choppers could ever take flight. Now we know the answer. The Italian genius was right.  Starting in 2019, a University of Maryland engineering team designed and...

According to Head of School Valentina Imbeni, PhD., Italian-immersion La Scuola is delighted with its new campus in the Mission, but would’ve preferred to have stayed in Dogpatch, where its pre-kindergarten program is located. Established in 2002, La Scuola is a co-educational day school with 300 preschool through eighth grade students split betwee...