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The San Mateo Italian American Social Club Foundation announced eleven winners of its 2012 Scholarship Awards. Each of the graduating high school seniors was awarded $1,000 cash payable upon college registration. The respective eleven winners are: Grant Cecil and Scott Cecil, twin brothers, of Hillsdale High; Madeleine Faoro, Micaela Pacini, and Ta...

Thanks to the growing success of the super We Love Italian "Let Us Adopt Italian Language Students" campaign, grants are now available through COMITES of San Francisco, the "Committee of Italians Abroad" in our area.   The purpose of the grants is to promote and support teaching and learning of Italian language and culture in Northern Califo...

This panel welcomes papers exploring the cultural, philosophic, and aesthetic ramifications of the puppet image and metaphor in Italian literature and film (including possible connections to other media such as theater, animation, visual arts, and video games). Please send 150-300 word abstract and short bio by December 1st to panel organizer at pa...

Cristina Della Coletta, a professor of Italian and an associate dean at the University of Virginia, has been appointed dean of arts and humanities at the University of California, San Diego.   "With her cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research and experience, Cristina Della Coletta is uniquely poised to lead a vibrant division at UC Sa...

The Marisa Antonini award has been established to honor passion for the Italian language, culture, or art. Danielle is planning to develop a partnership between her sorority and a local elementary school, with the aim of exposing the children to Italian authors and other aspects of Italian culture. Danielle writes about how her schooling experience...

by Mauro Battocchi   Italian is a language adored the world over for its profundity of history, expression and beauty. It is a national — nay, international — treasure that contributes radically to world cultural heritage. Sixty million people may speak it, but billions are touched by it daily, whether they are singing a capella, complaining...

By David Canclini At its recent General Membership/Scholarship Awards dinner, the Stockton Chapter of Liguri Nel Mondo presented $11,250 to ten graduating high school seniors.   Each candidate submitted an application which included their scholastic achievement, high school activities, community involvement, letters of recommendation and a...

The Italian American organizations in Sonoma County and the Santa Rosa Junior College (SRLC) will promote demand for Italian language and culture by opening an exchange program with Italy that combines career technical education with language skill development. Project-based international internships in Italy are being planned.   The Consula...

by Mauro Battocchi A new research center has been opened at UC Berkeley the Study of Ancient Italy. The center is affiliated with the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology and will promote and advance the study of the many cultures of ancient Italy, with special emphasis on the Etruscans and Romans.   It will suppo...

By Glenn Avolio Italian genealogy seminar and workshop will meet Oct. 12 and is one of the events featured during October's Family History Month. This is a joint offering by the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society and the Santa Barbara Chapter of Unico (an Italian word meaning unique, dedicated to community service and Italian heritage). T...

The Patrons of Italian Culture, a non-profit, tax exempt 501 C-3, California Corporation, which sponsors extensive programs and exciting activities emphasizing the many aspects of Italian culture and its rich heritage, has generously established a grant to help current and future Italian teachers cover the registration costs for both parts of the I...

For Chico State University associate professor Chiara Ferrari, becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States was a historic, somber and happy moment. Ferrari was one of a small group of people from around the country, who became citizens at a ceremony March 6 at the State Capitol in Sacramento.   The event was historic because it was t...