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Cari tutti, sono lieta di invitarvi a partecipare all’iniziativa digitale #ItalianDigitalTownhall, promossa dal Consolato Generale d’Italia a Los Angeles in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington, dedicata agli Italiani in California del Sud impegnati in prima linea contro il Covid-19. L’evento (invito allegato), in lingua italiana,...

For many, the completion of such an exacting endeavor as a doctoral program might feel like a relief. For Catherine Theis, who graduates with her Ph.D. in creative writing from USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences on May 15, the end is bitter sweet. “I don’t know if I want to give this all up,” Theis says. “I know it’s time to move on...

Tuesday, May 5, 2020. 4:30 pm PDT. Register here. Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles with the Italian Culture Institutes of New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Journalist Maria Teresa Cometto in conversation with Dr. Cinzia Zuffada, Associate Chief Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Reflections on the...

Wednesday, April 29, 2020. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT. register here. Dear ISSNAF BAC members and friends, in these difficult times, the sense of community and familiar faces provide a feeling of comfort. In this spirit, we would like to continue bringing together the community of Italian scholars and scientists in the Bay Area. In the last two years, B...

Order Sons of Italy in America, Christoforo Colombo Lodge No. 1309 recently announced its $500 Sons of Italy Italian Heritage Scholarship available to Salida School District high school seniors. The organization offers the scholarship every spring to a graduate of Salida High School or Horizons Exploratory Academy to be used to continue their educa...

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT). Lucia’s Restaurant, 2016 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704. ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter is very excited to announce the March 18 BAC Talks event program. Join us, meet friends, and enjoy an authentic Italian pizza. This 10-minute presentation format spotlights Italian scholars and scientists work...

In anticipation of International Women's Day (March 8) and of Italian Research Day (April 15) , the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles hosts the photographic exhibition Life as a Scientist - The Faces of “100 Female Experts” Project organized with the Bracco Foundation, in coordination with the Embassy of Italy in US and under the auspices o...

Starting its very first class in January 2020, La Scuola dei Piccoli is one of the few realities in Redwood City and San Mateo County with the goal of teaching the Italian Language and Italian Culture to K-5 students through fun activities, play, and more traditional lessons. As we are ramping up our efforts, we are looking for someone to help us t...

Almost 8,000 Jews were deported from Italy during the Holocaust and killed in Auschwitz. About half of them were arrested by Italians: members of the fascist party, police and military forces. Informing was widespread, often motivated by greed and turning in next-door neigbours. In the postwar period the role of Italians in the genocide fell mostly...

Don’t miss the fifth edition of the Italian Perspective series. This year, Food and Culture: An Italian Perspective will be a thought-provoking celebration of Italian food culture, featuring talks by influencers, scholars and chefs, access to a tasting pavilion from local Italian restaurants and food producers. A lively schedule of presentations, c...

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 2020 . 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 caree...

On Jan. 27. 1945, Andra Bucci watched the Red Army liberate the Auschwitz concentration camp. Now, 75 years to the day, Andra recounted that moment and other harrowing personal stories of surviving the Holocaust with her sister during a two-hour talk with our middle school students on Jan. 27. Valentina Imbeni, head of school, and Lorenzo Ortona, I...