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Who: Order Sons of Italy in America, Cabrini Lodge 2826What: Eighth annual scholarship awards presentation When: April 15 Where: Our Lady of the Meadows Church Hall   Highlights/honorees: Scholarship recipients were Jonathan Gutierrez, Central High; Mark Madic, South; and Giavanna Zupancic, East. The awards presentation included a light su...

The past 10 days have been busy for Iowa State University College of Design students. Since March 2, these students have been hosting an exhibition in the Design Building called “The Rome Show.” The Rome Show has been displaying projects of the 66 ISU students who studied abroad in Italy this last fall semester. The artwork featured in this show wa...

The precedents of women in public relations, international news, and multicultural relations are unfortunately not household names—yet. Missouri State University faculty Dr. Etta Madden uncovers three remarkable women and their work to connect the United States with Italy and the globe in general. Madden's book in progress, "Engaging Italy," w...

The winner of the $3,000 ICC Study Abroad Program scholarship is Magdalena (Lena) Schroeder, a sophomore majoring in Mathematics and Italian Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Lena's first experience with Italian culture and language occurred early in life when she lived in Austria with her family. Later exposures to Italy ul...

By Tu-Uyen Tran   "Gentile signorina," the purse-snatcher wrote to his victim at the beginning of a short story that University of North Dakota professor Elizabeth Harris has translated. He had been examining the contents of the purse, imagining what his victim is like and coming to realize he had fallen in love, she said.   "Gen...

By Sara Shepherd Megan Jones first saw a picture of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in a high school history textbook, but moved on after being told they wouldn't be on the test. As a sophomore at Indiana University, assigned to write about something in the university's rare book library, she came across the intriguing figures again. Thi...

If education is all about breaking boundaries and surpassing limits, studying abroad may be one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to learn, at least according to Davide Bolognesi, former visiting professor of Italian.   "I was particularly impressed by the students," he says of his time teaching at CC during the Spring 2014 semester....

The Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian, term position, for the 2015-2016 academic year, with an option to be renewed. Completed PhD by August 2015 preferred, ABD considered.   Native or near-native proficiency in Italian required. Generalist with abilit...

Il tesoro storico del giudice della Corte Suprema Dominic Massaro contenente oltre mezzo secolo di esperienza italiamericana, donato al Immigration History Research Center della University of Minnesota adesso può essere consultato da studiosi e studenti con un semplice click.   Il giudice Massaro, uno di una dozzina di americani di discenden...

Crossing the ocean can be an important step in the journey to creating American teachers who engage in culturally responsive teaching. University of Kansas educators have published writing detailing a program that takes future educators to Italy to participate in a full-immersion study abroad program that results in a better understanding of the ch...

The massive immigration of European settlers to the United States in the late 18th century included a large number of Italians who settled in southeast Kansas to take jobs as deep-shaft coal miners. Two of these families who followed the dream, the Battitori family and the Iager family, merged a generation later. Dr. John Battitori, who addressed...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo's 36th annual scholarship awards celebration featured presentations in Italian by each scholarship winner, followed by the Little Italy Buffet and an array of Italian-themed desserts.   Richard and Helen Harris were honored as Persons of the Year for their dedication to the organization. Six high school...