Columbus Day and Veterans Day — traditionally celebrated by Stamford schools with a day off — may be class days if a proposed calendar is accepted. On the other hand, Stamford schools are looking at adding an additional no-class day to celebrate and recognize the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. The proposed changes were presented during a recent meetin...

The Cultural Italian-American Organization, also known as the CIAO club, welcomes students to learn more about Italian culture in a laid-back environment. After being inactive due to COVID-19, the club has seen a revival this year with determined students leading the charge. One of these students is Jessica Stelzer, a junior studying journalism. St...

The National Italian American (NIAF) is now accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year. NIAF offers scholarships in the fields of Italian language and culture, medicine, engineering, business, law, music, and other specialized fields to Italian American students who demonstrate academic promise and take initiative to learn mor...

The Dorchester District Two (DD2) Educational Foundation has received a generous donation from a Summerville Italian food festival. Over 10,000 people came to downtown Summerville on October 9 to enjoy the Summerville Italian Feast. The event celebrating Italian cuisine and culture featured students from several DD2 schools. Summerville High School...

In Naples, in the Bagnoli district, there is an interactive science museum, a place to touch and experiment as well as observe. With large spaces a stone's throw from the sea, permanent exhibitions, a training center and a rich calendar of activities and events, Città della Scienza has always been committed to promoting a new model of knowledge at...

Studying abroad is a global phenomenon, with more students looking to enjoy a different kind of university experience. Students get to examine subjects from a global perspective in an environment that encourages the exchange of different cultures, ideas, and backgrounds. At the same time, an international degree is an excellent way to bring somethi...

Two years after the pandemic and then war in Ukraine put a decades-old program on ice, Rogue Valley students are invited to study abroad in the county seat’s Italian sister city. The Medford Alba Sister City Association issued a press release Monday announcing the reinstatement of the exchange program for the first time since 2019. “We’re very exci...

Apply for a four-year college scholarship from the American Italian Cultural Society in Crest Hill. Applications open on Jan. 1, 2023, and close in May, according to Bryan Wellner, a member of the society’s scholarship committee. The American Italian Cultural Society awards two scholarships each year, Wellner said. One is $1,500 per year for four y...

The AMHS Scholarship will begin managing the Angela Lastrico Raish Scholarship at the end of 2022.  The award, named for a prominent member of the Washington area Italian American community, will be distinct from, and in addition to, the two scholarships awarded by the Society each year. Last year the AMHS received a proposal to manage this new awa...

After almost three years of the pandemic and multiple global crises, many of us are in need of a respite from the stress of our day to day lives. Thus, we are launching an Italian Diaspora Studies writing retreat that will  provide participants with the space and time to focus on their writing and on other creative and intellectual pursuits away fr...