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Art—literary, visual, performative—has served throughout history to translate the suffering experienced by individuals and societies during a catastrophic pandemic, as well to conceive and, indeed, to spur renewal of the individual and of the social order. The Medieval author Giovanni Boccaccio sets his masterwork, the Decameron (1351), in the mids...

The Royal Gorge Lodge #2866 Sons and Daughters of Italy are proud to announce the recipients of their 2020 Scholarships. These awards for $1,000 each are based on heritage essays, letters of recommendation and scholastic work. The recipients for this year are Haley Meigs-Sanders, Laiken O’Rourke and Joseph Carochi of Cañon City, and Katie Madic of...

Italian swimmer Ilaria Murzilli from Rome, Italy has verbally committed to Nebraska. She is expected to join the Cornhuskers in the fall of 2021. I am very happy to be able to announce my commitment to swimming and studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I chose this university because I am sure it can give me great opportunities for sports...

Elvis, or at least a very reasonable facsimile, was in the house, as were 21 high-achieving students of Italian heritage who received a leg up on their higher education journey. In its 21st year, the Sons of Italy Lodge 2738 Scholarship and Citizen of the Year Gala once again a drew a capacity gallery of 450 to the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Confere...

Leaders at St. Joseph School in Mandan hope that starting a Montessori program to offer a more hands-on approach to education will boost student enrollment, just as it did for Christ the King School across town. “For decades, we just haven’t really seen an influx in our school,” said the Rev. Josh Waltz of St. Joseph Catholic Church, which is conne...

The University of Mary’s School of Health Sciences will be named for St. Gianna Beretta Molla, a pediatrician and a mother who died after declining cancer treatment that could have harmed her unborn daughter. “How fitting it will be to have St. Gianna the namesake of our School of Health Sciences, a saint who lived out this value in her medical pra...

Leaving home is not something that is easy to do for the average college student, but imagine leaving family and being immersed in a whole new culture. Junior Anna Maggiolo is an international student hailing originally from Venice, Italy. She transferred from Cowley College in Kansas. Before Maggiolo found her passion in volleyball, she was a swim...

This year I was honored to assist in the founding a new Italian language program in St Louis with friends and supporters at the Italian Community of St Louis (Comunità degli Italiani - St Louis). It would not have been possible without having met Dr. Antonio DiTucci of Gateway Science Academy, a public charter highschool in St Louis He was instrume...

My name is Aarilee Lorenzen and I am thankful for receiving the ICC Massimo Bonavita Memorial scholarship this year. I took my first Italian course Spring semester of my freshman year at the University of Minnesota; at that time, I was just adding an extra course and Italian was something I had never had the opportunity to study before. Of course,...

“The end of the Dark Ages”, Claudia Scarlata. Thursday, October 3, 2019. 6:30 – 8:00 pm, The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics (room B50): 116 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Co-presented with the Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registrati...

Ciao a tutti! Spero che tutti si siano divertiti quest’estate. Alcuni di noi hanno avuto il piacere di vedere alcuni di voi a vari eventi come la festa di Ferragosto e The Festival of Nations mentre per altri la riunione di Ottobre rappresenterà la prima opportunità di riunirsi con altri appassionati della lingua e cultura italiana da mesi. Per la...

Five dollars at the Iowa State Fair goes further than you think. Know the right stand and a snow cone, some cotton candy, a strawberry shake, a ride down the big slide or even an order of X-Treme Balls (pork tenderloin balled up on a kebob with pickles and onions) will only cost you a Lincoln. But all the Scarpino family wanted for their $5 was a s...