Ryan Calabretta-Sajder has been appointed as the new director of the International and Global Studies Program (INST) within the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Calabretta-Sajder, who currently serves as an associate professor and section head of Italian, as well as the associate director of the Gender Studies Program, brings a wealth of aca...

Each year, ISDA gives over $150k in academic scholarships to college students. Our financial awards are offered through the national organization, all of its districts and certain local lodges. They are available in varying amounts for a total of four years. Download an ISDA scholarship application. To view the complete rules for qualifications, cl...

The launch of the innovative brunellocucinelli.ai website is also an opportunity to announce a new Chair that will be activated within the year at the University of Perugia. It is the Chair in Technology and Universal Humanism, and to tell about it Brunello Cucinelli calls to the stage the rector of the University of Perugia, Maurizio Oliviero. “It...

A contingent of leaders from the Italian American Baseball Foundation traveled to Italy for several youth baseball clinics and transformational meetings, further extending the organization’s impact, growth, and potential abroad.  As a board trustee of IABF, I chronicled the journey with video and images on social media throughout the week. This is...

Abby Kaelin, raised on a fruit and vegetable farm in Butler, always has been passionate about specialty crops. As an agribusiness management major in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Kaelin eagerly enrolled in a course on the science and business of winemaking, which included a two-week excursion to Italy. “My family doesn’t grow grap...

Florida offers more than beautiful beaches and bustling cities — it is a gateway to a world of art, history and vibrant traditions deeply rooted in Italian heritage. Florida’s thriving appreciation for Italian culture makes it an ideal location for language learners. Studying the Italian language in Florida can lead to fluency and a deeper connecti...

This Tuesday, a luncheon organized by Associate Professor of Italian Studies at UCSB Claudio Fogu to host the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles was supposed to feature one of the world’s top acrobatic air force squadrons: the Frecce Tricolori (the Tricolor Arrows). Leading up to the event, however, the show over East Beach was canceled, which we hav...

It was with great joy that Fr. James Mayer, O.de M., Pastor of St. Rocco parish and school in Cleveland, blessed the newly placed building cornerstones on June 5, as major, campus-wide construction projects near completion. School students and staff were on hand to celebrate this important milestone. Thanks largely to a generous donation from Tom J...

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has launched the “Alumni Farnesina” portal in collaboration with the Uni-Italia Association. This portal is dedicated to all those who have received a scholarship offered by the Italian Government during their academic career, such as the MAECI scholarships or Invest Your Talent....

The 2024 Italian American Cultural Club Scholarship Awards dinner was held June 12 at St. Florian Hall. The annual event is a highlight for the club, whose members celebrate the young people who have excelled in various areas throughout their years in school. The students are awarded for their efforts by the IACC and many donors. This year’s recipi...