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By Lauren Valenti "When I first met Gianni Versace a few decades ago, I met a man who was just as passionate about art, opera, food, and furniture design as he was fashion," Anna Wintour told WWD. "Every single Italian designer I have come to know since then has been exactly the same. Italy tends to know all about the best things in life for the s...

NEH Seminar – June 22 to July 10, 2015 – Charlottesville, VA This NEH seminar offers high school teachers the opportunity to study Dante's poem closely and to consider its cultural legacy. The seminar will do so through a close reading of the poem, followed by a consideration of literary and artistic works that draw inspiration from it, adapt it,...

By Olena Goncharova  Robert Zitelli has managed to find a way to combine a favorite sport with a good cause. Last weekend, the organization he started — Athletes of Action — held its fourth bocce tournament in McKees Rocks to raise money to provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Montour and Sto-Rox high schools. Over the past s...

La Commissione per gli Scambi Culturali fra L'Italia e gli Stati Uniti, "The U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission" è alla ricerca di assistentati all'insegnamento della lingua e cultura italiana da inserire attraverso 4 Borse di studio Fulbright ("Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program") presso College ed Università statunitensi nell'anno accadem...

Friday, January 13th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Rutgers University will host the conference Italian as Communication and Literacy: Bridging language and culture in today's classroom on January 13th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. The conference will explore recent developments in Italian teaching methodologies and approaches. Keynote speak...

  For the fourth time in recent years, a student from Bryn Mawr's Italian and Italian Studies department has been awarded a chance to study in Italy over the summer. Haverford student Natalie Giovino '17 has been awarded a scholarship to study at the Universitià di Camerino in Italy this summer.   Natalie received the scholarship throu...

If the idea of study abroad conjures up images of an art museum in Florence, a slice of authentic Italian pizza, a textbook of Roman history, and a study break in a Tuscan vineyard, you are not alone. Studies in Italy are among the most popular programs among all the study abroad offerings from colleges across the globe. Accordingly, the subject o...

The Justinian Foundation, which provides scholarships to Italian-American students enrolled in Philadelphia-area law schools, recently presented scholarships totaling $4,500 to three area students.   The Justinian Foundation President Barbara A. Capozzi, Esq. awarded $1,500 scholarships to two students entering their final years of law schoo...

A music class recently turned into a fishing exploration for Stephanie Jones' 4-year-old son Peter and his classmates at Prince of Peace Preschool.   They decided their musical rhythm sticks resembled fishing poles, and so began their investigation into the world of fish and fish ponds. Their curiosity was piqued, and "the unit unfolded on i...

Jordan Dobbin, a senior at Canon-McMillan High School of Canonsburg, Pa. was awarded a $500 Corona D'Italia Memorial Scholarship in honor of her academic achievement and community involvement.   Her eligibility was based on her grandfather, Herman D'Amico being a member of the Sons of Italy #608. She plans to attend California University of...

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively p...

The La Famiglia Scholarship Committee of the Little Italy Lodge is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2015 competition. This program is a benefit for children and grandchildren of Lodge members in good standing. $5,000 Guy Matricciani Senior Scholarship awarded to Elizabeth Giudice, a junior at Stevenson University. (Lodge member spons...