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When Lola Rozzi immigrated to Reading as a young bride, she was determined not to leave her Italian heritage in her homeland of Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Lola met the love of her life, Lorenzo, in Italy. The two married on Aug. 22, 1960, and moved to Berks County in the early 1960s. “She gave Italian lessons to my children,” Lola's longtime friend, Gin...

“Nuovi approcci all’insegnamento dell’italiano nella East e West Coast”americane è il tema del seminario online organizzato dalla cattedra di studi italo americani intitolata a Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra della Montclaire University. Promosso in collaborazione con l’Italian Program (Dipartimento di lingue e letterature moderne) e il supporto de...

The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute is co-sponsoring a two-day symposium: "New Italy and the Jews: From Massimo D'Azeglio to Primo Levi", from February 28th to March 1st in partnership with the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University. This symposium is taking place in conjunction with the publication...

The Embassy of Italy brings more Italian language to Washington DC public schools. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) between Italy and the District of Columbia was finalized today during a ceremony hosted by the Embassy with the leadership of the DC Public Schools (DCPS) administration, including Maggie White, Deputy Chief of Inner Core, and...

The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two for $4,000; two for $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and specific family members may apply. Applica...

Jacopo Gliozzi is an exemplar of the term “scholar-athlete.” Actually, “scientist-athlete” would be more accurate. Gliozzi became interested in William & Mary because of its men’s gymnastic team. He ended up mastering not only the pommel horse, but also a rigorous math-physics double major with a perfect 4.0 GPA — capped by induction into Phi Beta...

Last year, Bloomfield College Professor of Finance, Dr. Anita Pasmantier, was named a Fulbright Scholar, joining the ranks of distinguished Fulbright alumni, some of whom have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. “I am honor...

In recognition of years of exceptional achievement and service, Dr. Thomas Bellavia was honored with Felician University's President's Medallion on Sunday, January 27th. A beautiful Mass celebrated by Monsignor Hilary Franco was followed by a lovely, sumptuous luncheon after which University President Dr. Anne Prisco presented the prestigious--and...

A requisite for most preschoolers is distinguishing colors, but one recent morning at Kiddie Korner Child Development Center in Beaver, learning leapt over the rainbow to a land far, far away. Marco Fiorante, recent guest instructor, held up colored flashcards before two dozen preschoolers sitting cross-legged on a floor mat. “Verde. Bianco. Rosso,...

Professors Christopher Tienken, Daniel Gutmore, and James Corino from the Department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy in the College of Education and Human Services conducted a video conference lecture on education leadership in the United States with approximately 100 masters degree students, school principals, and university facult...

While working on this teacher diversity series, we visited one of the schools in the city with an all-white faculty, A.S. Jenks in South Philadelphia. What we found was a school that in many ways is a model of diversity. Its principal is black, and the student body comes from all over the world. Its teachers, nearly all of them native white South P...

Organised by the US-Italy Fulbright Commission, the US Department of State and the Embassy of Italy, the conference was attended by Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, US assistant secretary of state for Education and Cultural Affairs, Marie Therese Royce and executive director of the US-Italy Fulbright Commission Paola Sartorio. Both Varricchio...