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Youngstown State University has named its first endowed visiting professor: Alyssa Falcone. During the 2019-2020 school year, she will teach upper level Italian literature and Italian-American studies courses, as well as conduct research in the academic field. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Falcone to YSU and to have her share with us, our student...

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded its 2019 scholarships at an awards banquet held May 29 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles. The organization awarded $14,000 in scholarships to students from every school from which applications were received. For more than 30 years, CIAO, formerly UNICO, has raised funds to donate to local...

Scholarship presentations were the highlight of the Italian American Cultural Club’s May meeting held at Le Chateau Pier in Smithfield. The club presented $1,000 scholarships to Joelle “Joey” Tarquinio in memory of Teresa Zryini; Maia Talarico in memory of Bob Ryan; Samantha Kaczmarek in memory of Augie Avoli; Carlo Recinella in memory of Denise Ma...

Officials at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii awarded scholarships in honor of the late Antoinette “Toni” DiFiore, life-long resident of the Near West Side and member of the shrine, at the 11 a.m. Mass on April 28.  In the DiFiore contest, run by the shrine and Mrs. DiFiore’s nephew Vincent Arpino, DDS, young adults “write an essay about the perso...

Simone Coli recently completed his experience as a high school student in the United States, as he spent this year as a senior at Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH). A foreign exchange student from Italy, Coli competed on the SPASH boys cross country and boys track teams, before he closed the school year by taking part in SPASH graduatio...

Giovani scienziati italiani che si fanno valere all'estero per le loro ricerche sul cancro. Quest'anno al congresso annuale dell'Asco (American society fo clinical oncology), che si terrà a Chicago dal 31 maggio al 5 giugno, saranno premiati 15 scienziati - 6 le donne - che lavorano in Italia o in Usa per trovare nuove armi contro i tumori. A loro...

With a grand sweep of his right hand befitting a triumphant conductor, Dr. Ronald Caltabiano gestures to the glorious curves that grace the Holtschneider Performance Center at the DePaul University School of Music. Architectural glissandos ring out everywhere, including the upper-level overhangs that hug 500-seat Gannon Concert Hall and the church-...

Sofia Carozza, of South Bend, has been named valedictorian of the 2019 University of Notre Dame graduating class. She is a 2015 graduate of Saint Joseph’s High School in South Bend. Carozza will present the valedictory address during the May 19 commencement ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. She is a neuroscience and behavior major in the College o...

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through Florence, Rome & Venice in one day? Are you ready to live the magic of the Italian beauty in a Spring afternoon?  The next classes that Rosa has prepared are going to make those dreams true. You will stroll through streets and museums that are in the most important Italian cities. You will visit Museums &...

The Italian professors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee organized an Italian Day. Students in Ms. Sabrina’s second and third grade full Italian Immersion class were invited to participate. Victory students arrived at the student Union and were greeted by the team of Italian professors. Victory students were given a guided tour of the camp...

Madison College held another successful Chef Series on March 6, this time featuring award-winning, and Chicago renowned Chef Rick Tramonto. He has won the James Beard award, and has written several cookbooks, and has owned many award-winning restaurants. His most famous fine-dining restaurant, “Tru” was granted two of the prestigious Michelin stars...

When it comes to studying modern languages at Millikin University, students are taught to master four basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The Italian courses at Millikin, like programs in Spanish and French, place heavy emphasis on understanding the language, but more importantly, learning to appreciate the culture. Francesca Te...