Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Monica Straniero was doing just that — visiting Italy — when the American border slammed shut due to the coronavirus. A native of Rome — from the city’s architecturally striking Via Giulia or strada magistralis, to be exact — Straniero lives in Binghamton, but visits friends and family back in her homeland du...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that former NIAF Board Member John F. Scarpa has donated a $15 million gift through his namesake foundation to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, which will launch a new phase of entrepreneurship initiatives and scholarship. “John Scarpa is one of America’s leadi...

Casa Artusi is not the home of Pellegrino Artusi, but it’s as if it were. This is where he would have felt at home, also because only those who have the soul of his teachings can work here. It opened in June 2007 by the will of his hometown, Casa Artusi is the first center of gastronomic culture dedicated to home cooking and food culture distributi...

What do you get when you combine an expert Italian language and culture program with authentic Italian settings, cuisine and an avid passion for bringing like-minded people together for authentic experiences? The Serata Italiana initiative, brainchild of Alessandro Concas Sr., husband/business partner of renowned pianist and entrepreneur Oksana® Ko...

Dear friends, here in Italy we are in the middle of the second wave of covid, and the situation is not easy at all, as I explain every two days in the videos of We the ItaliaNews. Not all Italians have understood or accepted that it is not a 100 meters race, but a marathon, indeed a marathon hurdles: a discipline that does not exist in athletics be...

During these months of hard and then soft lockdown, especially in this second wave of contagion by COVID-19, Italy is experimenting with the distance learning approach. Results are not enthusiastic for now: not only for the intrinsic attitude of Italian professors to be against every kind of change but also due to poor technologic background of hig...

La Sapienza University in Rome has appointed Antonella Polimeni as its new rector, the first woman to hold the top position at the university since it was founded by Pope Boniface VIII in 1303. Current dean of the faculty of medicine and dentistry, full professor in the dental diseases scientific-disciplinary sector, Polimeni will be the rector of...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting essays for the NIAF NCCA Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. Since 1996, NIAF has worked with the National Christopher Columbus Association (NCCA) to sponsor an annual national essay contest on a topic related to Christopher Columbus for high school students throughout the United Stat...

Domani, 13 novembre, sarà il 30esimo anniversario della Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò della New York University, che è anche sede del Dipartimento di Studi Italiani della NYU, e che fu inaugurata nel West Village di Manhattan il 13 novembre 1990. Situata sulla 24 West 12th Street, tra la Fifth e la Sixth Avenue, la Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò nacqu...

Mamma Mia, that’s a spicy lawsuit! A former Brooklyn College professor who started teaching Italian studies at the school in 1977 has filed a multimillion-dollar discrimination suit against the institution after it canceled the Italian major, federal court papers show. Professor Luigi Bonaffini, 73, who has published over 40 books and garnered seve...