An impressive amount of quality statistical documentation, the one collected over more of 20 years by the Inter-University Consortium AlmaLaurea since its birth in 1994. An essential documentation in order to study the quality of learning as well as its impact on the lives of Italian graduates.   The two annual census-type surveys (hence con...

The Italian Society at Berkeley is delighted to announce that renowned Bay Area actress, Maria Grazia Affinito, will be showcasing her award-winning one-woman show, Eating Pasta Off the Floor, on September 19, 2016 in B-4 Dwinelle Hall at 8PM and leading a workshop the following day   Eating Pasta Off the Floor is the story of Maria and her...

Take summer courses in Italian Studies at UC Berkeley!Language courses in Italian, culture courses in English, for all skill levels!Italian conversation (theme: Italian families); Dante's Divine Comedy; Italian cinema. To enroll, go to the Summer Sessions website: http://summer.berkeley.edu/registration. For a more detailed programme, click on th...

This summer IISA gets political! We are delighted to present our 2014 summer series, "La Pellicola della Politica - Politics and Social Issues in Italian Cinema".   This 2nd of June the Italian Republic will be 68 years old. In light of this, the films of our summer series all deal with political and social issues of the past 70 years of I...

di Roberto Bonzio   "Arriva un momento in cui il funzionamento della macchina diventa così odioso, ti rende così infelice che non puoi più farne parte, non puoi farne parte nemmeno passivamente. E devi mettere il tuo corpo sugli ingranaggi, sulle ruote, sulle leve, su tutto l'apparato, e devi farla fermare. E devi mostrare alle persone che l...

Un incrocio quasi impossibile, un'ora prima della partenza mia da San Francisco, al termine dell'Italiani di Frontiera Silicon Valley Tour con gli imprenditori romagnoli, breve chiacchierata su Skype con Alessandro Tocchio, appena arrivato in Italia... da San Francisco, con il prestigioso premio conquistato a Berkeley, con la sua startup Tensive....

Movie buffs should know about the film Anime Nere (Black Souls) that is coming out in U.S. theaters starting April 2015. In the Bay Area, the film opens on April 17th at the Opera Plaza (SF), Landmark Shattuck (Berkeley), and Smith Rafael cinema (San Rafael) on April 17.   The film is based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco's nov...

The San Francisco Bay Area is the location of the Berkeley campus of the University of California. As such, residents, students and visitors have access to educational and cultural programs and events offered by this world-renowned institution. Among the University's opportunities is the Italian Society at Berkeley.   Recently, L'Italo-Ameri...

by Theatre Director Lorenzo Maragoni 2-day basic acting workshop on Italian-style Comedy (Commedia all'Italiana).   Have you ever fancied yourself acting scenes from an Italian movie? Have you wondered where many Italian actors get their unique sense of humor, how they manage to never take themselves too seriously, and, last but not least,...

By Josh Escobar   At the new pizzeria in Downtown Shattuck are families with young kids, waiters in black, chefs in white and girls in college with flowers in their hair.   "A flower comes with some of the drinks," explains owner Lisa Holt, sitting beside the other owner and her husband, David Shapiro.   Read more   Sour...