A college professor and native Sicilian, Angelo Glaviano is seeking to shed light on the contributions of fellow Italians, particularly Sicilians, in Middletown through a video and companion book project with colleague Daniel Nocera. “What brought me into this project was giving credit to Sicilians who came here and made this country a success,” sa...

Last year, Kristina M. Jacobsen, associate professor of Ethnomusicology and Anthropology (Ethnology) at The University of New Mexico, traveled to Italy on a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology. The grant allowed her to live in Sardinia for a year as a visiting researcher and to do ethnographic fieldwork to writ...

Applications are open to students who will pass the Italian AP exam 2021. A total of 22 grants will be awarded. The grants will cover accommodation in Italy for up to 5 weeks at one of Eduitalia associated schools, Italian classes, didactic material, and extracurricular activities. The deadline for the application is on May 21. For more information...

Professor of Italian Teresa Fiore, Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies, was recently awarded the Italian national honor of “Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian Consulate. The president of the Italian Republic grants the distinction “to Italians abroad or foreigners...

Despite the challenges that this period has imposed on us, something magical is happening in Brooklyn. Starting from last October 2020, Simona Rodano's program known in New York as the Italian Fairy is flying to the Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO) in the very modern complex called "Il Centro". An avant-garde building designed a...

This new scholarship is in memorial for our fellow NIABA member Vincent Marchetti. It will be awarded to a law student of Italian descent. Check back for further information shortly. Use the donate form here to donate and specify to "Vincent Marchetti Scholarship Fund". You can also mail checks payable to: NIABA - PMB 932 - 202 Washington Avenue, N...

Pasticcio (pah-stee-tchoh) comes from the vulgar Latin pasticium, in turn related to another late Latin word we know much better, pasta. It is attested in our beautiful language for the first time in 1525, a tad too late for our Dante to use it in his Commedia, but early enough to make it common when Caravaggio was around. Fare un pasticcio means t...

An 88-year-old doctor from Puglia is studying for his 14th university degree. Leonardo Altobelli, a retired family doctor and former mayor of Troia near Foggia, turned 88 on March 15. "I am the oldest student in the world and the second most qualified," he told local media Wednesday. As well as his 13 degrees, Altobelli also has a master's in crimi...

The Patrons of Italian Culture Announce The Albert J. Casola Prize for the Study of Italian Language and Culture "Full Time" undergraduate and graduate students of Italian descent, enrolled at an accredited educational institution are eligible for consideration for this scholarship. A major or minor in Italian Language or Italian Studies is not a p...

The University of Arkansas' Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian, recently presented "Comics and Graffiti for the 'Week of the Italian Language in the World'" on the  roundtable session "Teaching Popular Culture in the Intermediate Language Courses" at the 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). The...