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by Bianca Friundi   C.I.A.O. is a unique art program offered by the Museo Italo Americano and is available for all San Francisco middle schools. The name of the program is very easy to remember: Children's Italian Art Outreach (CIAO).   The program started back in 1982, when the Museo was located in North Beach, on the 3rd floor of Ca...

An impressive amount of quality statistical documentation, the one collected over more of 20 years by the Inter-University Consortium AlmaLaurea since its birth in 1994. An essential documentation in order to study the quality of learning as well as its impact on the lives of Italian graduates.   The two annual census-type surveys (hence con...

In these thirteen pieces, Mario Marazziti exposes the profound inhumanity and irrationality of the death penalty, and urges the U.S. to join virtually every other industrialized democracy in rendering capital punishment an abandoned practice belonging to a crueler time in human history.   The talk will be moderated by Cesare Romano...

What's the most beautiful thing about San Francisco? It's a common question. But in this case the person asking it is Matteo Renzi, the prime minister of Italy. He's querying students at La Scuola, an Italian immersion school in San Francisco that has just moved into a permanent new home on Fell Street.   Of course Renzi, who is dedicating t...

Three local students will have some extra money in the bank for college this fall after a recent announcement. Last week, the Enrico Caruso Lodge #1463, the Visalia chapter of the Sons of Italy in America, announced two Exeter Union High School students will be receiving scholarships, including Kason Clark and Garrett Giovani for Andrew Rizzo....

by Federico Pacchioni On Sunday, March 5th, over 200 students and community leaders gathered for the Italian Studies Council's conference Culture and Business: An Italian Perspective. The conference brought together innovative business leaders representing film, architecture, design, agriculture and other industries from California and Italy. &nb...

Riapre anche per il 2014 il bando Fulbright Best, un programma di interscambio Italia-USA che offre ai giovani italiani, possessori di un'idea imprenditoriale innovativa, l'opportunità di trascorrere 6 mesi negli Stati Uniti.   Durante questo periodo i partecipanti selezionati avranno la possibilità di frequentare corsi intensivi di "Entrepr...

The first session of the 2014-2015 Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar will take place on September 23, when Natalia Molina of the University of California—San Diego will present on the role of history, memory, and the vernacular landscape in a Los Angeles neighborhood's evolving identity.   Subsequent sessions will introduce us to...

Presentation about the Reggio Emilia educational method by the pedagogical specialist and Reggio Emilia educator Claudia Giudici and the architect Michele Zini, who designed the Italian International School (La Scuola) in San Francisco and specialises in architecture for young children. Please register here for the presentation at the IIC.  ...

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Italian: L'ITALIA E I DOCUMENTARI/ ITALY AND DOCUMENTARIES - Graduate Student Conference - January 15-16, 2016 Keynote Speakers: Alina Marazzi (Film Director), Paola Bonifazio (University of Texas, Austin). Since the early 20th century, documentary films, rang...

Take summer courses in Italian Studies at UC Berkeley!Language courses in Italian, culture courses in English, for all skill levels!Italian conversation (theme: Italian families); Dante's Divine Comedy; Italian cinema. To enroll, go to the Summer Sessions website: http://summer.berkeley.edu/registration. For a more detailed programme, click on th...

A Los Angeles City Council committee held an exploratory hearing Tuesday on a controversial proposal to swap out Columbus Day for a new holiday known as Indigenous Peoples Day.   The proposal has proven to be divisive, as many Italian Americans view Columbus Day as a celebration of their national heritage, while many Native Americans view the day...