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...

January 19 - February 24, 2017. Sardinian Textiles: An Exhibit of Contemporary + Antique Handwoven Art   An exhibit of hand-woven textiles from Sardinia, Italy, opens at the Italian Cultural Institute - San Francisco on January 19, 2017. The exhibit will feature contemporary weavings from the few remaining tessitori artigianali, Sa...

di Mauro Battocchi   This summer, take advantage of some great opportunities at UC Berkeley to dig deeper into Italian studies during the 2013 Year of Italian Culture! From Italian history to Italian cinema, there is something for everyone this summer. The courses are open to anyone and everyone with an interest in deepening their understand...

The International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), a leading center for computer science research, will host members of the Research Center on Computer Platform Engineering, or CIPI, to work on research initiatives related to end-user computing, big data and the Internet of things. CIPI is a joint endeavor of the Universities of Genoa and Padua....