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The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) has been awarding scholarships to local graduating high school students for more than twenty-five years.  Each recipient receives $1,000 towards their college expenses for the following year at college. The checks are awarded at a special luncheon hosted by the IACHH, where Club members get to meet a...

A distinguished Italian researcher visiting from the Institute of BioEconomy at his country’s National Research Council is working at Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute to advance precision agriculture and aid farmers. Alessandro Matese is taking part in a year-long fellowship at MSU through the university’s partnership wi...

The Grand Lodge of Florida has opened the door to a possible partnership with the Italian Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Last January, at a special event hosted by the Sgt. F.M. Bonanno Lodge #2549 (Boca Raton, FL), a $1,000 check was presented to Dr. Ilaria Serra, Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies and the director...

Study abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to work toward their degrees, usually for a semester at a time, in another country through their “home” university. While COVID-19 made travel difficult, study abroad programs through UNC Asheville have resumed. According to the UNCA Study Abroad Office, such programs provide experiences t...

Ilaria Serra, Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies, recently published Italia cantata: Storia d’Italia attraverso le canzoni da Napoleone a Berlusconi, 1797-1997 (New York: Linus Learning, 2021). The volume is an Italian language and culture textbook for intermediate to advanced students. “I noticed that there was a lack of advanced Italian...

After partnering with Italy’s University of Pisa to participate in archaeological digs, TROY anthropology/archaeology professor Dr. Stephen Carmody and his students have helped make several key discoveries in Italian history. The partnership came about in 2019 after TROY First Lady Janice Hawkins visited Pietrasanta, a town on the coast of northern...

Massimiliano Galeazzi, a distinguished member and Vice President of the Miami Scientific Italian Community, has been appointed new Chair of the Department of Physics at the University of Miami. Prof. Galeazzi received a “Laurea” in Physics in 1995 and a PhD in Physics in 1999 from the University of Genova, Italy. He was a PostDoctoral Associate and...

Anna Marcotti, who competes for and trains at Gymnasium Pordenone in Pordenone, a province in northeastern Italy, has announced her commitment to swim at the University of North Carolina Asheville beginning in the fall of 2022. Marcotti is a freestyle and butterfly specialist with converted times that are fast enough to make the ‘A’ final at the 20...

To celebrate the 21st Week of the Italian Language in the World the Consulate General of Italy in Miami is pleased to present the exhibition “Fashion During Dante Alighieri’s Time” in collaboration with the Italian organization Corsa all'Anello featuring authentic medieval costumes from Narni, Italy. ▶Watch the video to learn more https://www.youtu...

Thu, October 21, 2021. 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT. NC Food Innovation Lab, 150 North Research Campus Drive, Kannapolis, NC. Casa della Cultura Italiana- North Carolina cordially invites you to attend the 5th Round Table on Italian Technology and Foreign Investments, which this year will be focused on the food industry. The event will be held at the NC F...

From Kennedy to von Braun, from Johnson to Debus, among the protagonists of the historical adventure that brought man to the Moon 42 years ago, there was one who had a decisive role, as director of the launch and later responsible for the entire Apollo program. His name was Rocco Petrone, and, as his very Italian name tells us, he was the son of a...

His name is George Mazzei, with 84 years of life behind him to cherish and look back on. But, for him, there is still so much to see — as I spoke with George, I could hear his passion for life through the way he spoke. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he now lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. But his heart resides and always will reside in...