Eight public school communities re-connected via a Zoom call last Thursday to celebrate their work during a troubled school year marked by school closures and re-openings. The event was hosted and coordinated by Lucas Liu and Naveed Hasan (respectively treasurer and multilingual parent member at the Community Education Council of district 3). “It w...

Four second-grade classes in the Milan suburb of Verano Brianza have been learning to play basketball this spring from a real pro. They also got a lesson in diversity. Their coach for the month of May has been Adolfo Damian Berdun, an Argentinian-Italian wheelchair basketball champion. Berdun, 39, lost his left leg in a traffic accident at age 13 i...

The Order of the Sons of Italy Lodge #1309 is offering a $500 Scholarship available to a Salida High School Senior. The organization offers the scholarship every spring to graduates of Salida High School or Horizons Exploratory Academy, to be used towards college or a trade/vocational school.  Students must be graduating this May 2021 and must be o...

A cycle of 4 lectures by Professor Luigi Ballerini (Emeritus UCLA): First session: June 4, 6 PM EST Dante’s Ulysses and Boccaccio’s Guido Cavalcanti: early examples of a renewed concept of VIRTUE. The value of LITERATURE. Second session: June 11, 6 PM EST Florentine Humanism – A philological approach to Greek and Latin Texts. The Fall of Constantin...

St Stephen’s in Rome has received a major donation in support of the school's Lyceum programme which offers students International Baccalaureate courses in Classical Greek and Latin languages as well as Classical Greek and Roman studies. A group of alumni, parents and former staff members have pledged $675,000 towards the signature project in what...

The Silvio Laccetti Foundation of Fairview, NJ has presented its prestigious Garibaldi Award to five New Jersey students for 2021. The accolade is given to students who have demonstrated high achievement in high school Italian Studies while also serving as models for school or community service. Over two dozen of these awards have been given since...

The Trentini Tirolesi del Minnesota club has selected Elizabeth Corradi as its 2021 scholarship recipient. She was chosen for her commitment to the community, her academic achievements, and her personal knowledge of her Trentini heritage. Elizabeth graduated from Bemidji High School and is attending Concordia College in Moorhead to pursue a degree...

“Made in Italy: Setting a New Course” will involve two events: a Pre-Summit Think Tank, scheduled for 8 June, and a three-day Summit, which will take place from 4-6 October. The events will gather government officials, business leaders and representatives from the most renowned Italian sectors as well as international opinion leaders. Discussions w...

The American University of Rome (AUR) is pleased to announce the conferral of an honorary doctorate degree on Stanley Tucci, the Italian-born American actor, writer, and film producer, known for his roles in The Devil Wears Prada, The Lovely Bones, The Hunger Games, and Supernova among many others.  Video-linked from his home in London on Friday, M...

I wish to share with you a few thoughts on a Wednesday afternoon, midweek, as we hopefully continue to exit this often tragic and sad morass of a COVID-19 existence that we have had to endure for the past fourteen-plus months. In important moments such as the one we are currently experiencing with regard to Italian/American culture, two crucial the...