This fall, Chapman Italian Studies students combined their linguistic training with a transcultural investigation in a wide range of disciplinary contexts: Italian immigration to North America, Anglo-American expatriate experiences in Italy, the history and future of tourism on the peninsula, and Italian language as the embodiment and expression of...

The Cristoforo Columbo Fellowship is gifted to graduate students, faculty, and/or independent scholars pursuing research on Italian people and their communities of Butte, Montana. Fellowship awards of $500 -$3,000 s. Award funds are to be used for research support, including travel and lodging expenses, but not as salary. Awards are to be used for...

Several students were honored as Columbus Day Essay Contest winners after the Clark UNICO Italian-American Feast held in October. Winners included Makayla Pope a fifth grader at Frank K. Hehnly School,  Collen Sullivan a fifth grader at Valley Road School, Alesandra McFadden a seventh grader at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, and Christopher Warnick a...

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint at the rank of Associate or full Professor a scholar of Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature with a distinguished research record. In addition to expertise in canonical literary texts of the period from Dante to Tasso, applicants will have a stron...

It starts with a simple philosophy — “Better teaching makes better students, and makes a better future.”  Today, a better future for Italy is the mission inspiring Nick Autiello and Andrea Pastorelli, two passionate Italians behind the early success of “Teach For Italy” (TFI). Built on the model of the highly-effective non-governmental organization...

October is Italian-American heritage Month, chosen to coincide with the federal Columbus Day holiday, which in recent years has become a flashpoint for conflict about how we understand the “American Dream” and the values we espouse as citizens of the United States. As noted by scholars of the Italian American experience (Connell, Deschamps, Ruberto...

West Haven High School Italian teacher Anna Porto prides herself in helping students to learn and improve upon their language skills, even if that language is English. While learning Italian, many of her students are not learning a new language for the first time. “I’m lucky I have a lot of Spanish speakers,” she said. In addition to teaching a num...

One hundred students from various universities in the United States have arrived at Link Campus University in Rome to attend an innovative program, never before seen in Italy, that will allow them to divide their day between hours dedicated to study and those reserved for sports. The initiative, created by the university in collaboration with Colle...

Addison Trail High School language teacher Judie Vitiritti-Lynch has been appointed a national advocate lead by the AP College Board, having previously served in a similar capacity on the state and regional levels. AP advocates rally support for Advanced Placement programs, lobbying for funding and favorable legislation at all levels of government....

The Italian Program in the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department presents Dante and Video Games at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, room 201. This presentation is part of a series of events that celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's death. Simone Bregni, associate professor of Italian and chair of the...