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Melissa Marino was selected for the 2016 Italian Studies Council Academic Excellence Award. The award is intended to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding achievements in Italian Studies and who are dedicated at integrating the study of Italian within their career plans.   The Italian Studies Council is a philanthropic group whose g...

by Mauro Battocchi   Luca Vullo, an Italian gestures specialist and filmmaker, is now a visiting professor of Italian Gestures at Mills College in Oakland for six weeks from the 26th of June to the 7th of August. As those familiar with Italian culture and language can tell you, i gesti italiani are impressively varied in their manifestations...

If students are looking to expand their horizons and study abroad, both Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College will be putting together a trip for Florence, Italy for spring next 2017 DVC Professor Carolyn Seefer, who taught in Florence in 2007, is excited to get the opportunity to do so again ten years later. She said the greatest benefit...

Twelve years in action, hundred-sixty students, a staff made of thirty people, two different locations: what La Scuola - Italian International School - represents today for Italians, Americans, and other communities in San Francisco is much more than what these numbers tell.   La Piccola Scuola Italiana, founded in 2001 by some Italian-Ameri...

By: Grazia Rossi   Italian Community Services has announced that the honorees for the annual dinner will be Secretary Leon and Sylvia Panetta, founders of the Panetta Institute.   The Panetta Institute for Public Policy was founded in 1997 by Leon and Sylvia Panetta. The Panetta Institute serves the entire California State University...

“Che sta in mezzo alle terre”. Volendo ricostruire con rigore etimologico il significato del termine “Mediterraneo” – in riferimento ovviamente al Mare che divide Europa, Asia e Africa – dovremmo risalire ai termini “Mèdius” (in mezzo) e “Terràneus” (terra), e otterremmo così il senso indicato dalla loro copula.   Ma il Mediterraneo ha una c...

di Roberto Bonzio   E se uno strumento recente al servizio della conoscenza come i Big Data arrivasse a rivoluzionare pure quel che tutti crediamo di sapere del nostro passato remoto, costringendoci a riscrivere una pagina importante di storia? Forse sta già accadendo, con qualcosa che tutti sono convinti di conoscere: com'è nata Venezi...

The University of Berkeley is inaugurating its Program for the Study of Italy on Friday, February 19 from 2-4PM at 201 Moses Hall. The gathered crowd will be treated to a discussion with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History at NYU, and Stephanie Malia Hom, Professor of Italian at the University of Oklahoma. The two distinguished Italian...

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...