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....

By Sebastian Fichera   I was a high school kid with immigrant parents who worked in a factory and still struggled with the English language back in Hartford, Connecticut when I started hearing about this guy named Mario Savio causing absolute chaos in a far-away place called Berkeley.   The infamous troublemaker with a name like min...

Paolo Miliozzi grew up in Civitanova Marche, Adriatic seaport in Italian region of Marche. Strangely enough, historically this area didn't give birth to maritime explorers, as in the case of Venice, lapped by the same Adriatic Sea. Regardless, Civitanova Marche has a strong marine bond, as demonstrated by its annual "Feast of the Sea."  ...

By Claudia Astarita The findings of an Italian young and talented scholar Enrico Moretti are catalyzing discussions in academic circles, after the publication of his latest analysis book "The New Geography of Jobs". The study has attracted economists' attention after Forbes magazine called it "easily the most important read of 2012″ and "extremely...

April 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley Speaker/Performer: Ingrid Edlund-Berry, University of Texas at AustinSponsor: Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in For many centuries the Tuscan landscape has provided the setting for hilltop cities and towns, undulating hills covered with olive...

by Catherine Accardi   In the last issue of L'Italo- Americano we featured the planned Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at the University of California Berkeley.   This innovative Center will embrace an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, and will promote the study of the many cultures of ancient Italy, with spec...

Six writers converge from various points on the West Coast and New York City for an afternoon of readings hosted by Laura Ruberto, co-chair of the Berkeley City College Department of Arts and Culture.   On hand for the afternoon will be Giovanna Capone (Oakland); Jennifer Lagier Fellguth (Santa Cruz); Paul Fericano (Santa Barbara); George Gu...

Please join us for a reception to announce the opening of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at UC Berkeley. The newly formed institution is intended to promote and advance the study of the many cultures of ancient Italy, with special emphasis on the Etruscans and Romans.   It will also support teaching and research at the University...