As part of a study on how different cultures impact their daily lives, students in the fourth grade at Independence Leadership academy have been exploring the Sicilian roots that still run deeply in a number of communities in Central Tangipahoa Parish and especially Independence, which at one time had earned the unofficial title of “Little Italy.”...

Five decades after starting classes at City College in Harlem, Ciro Scala earned not one, but two degrees. “I wanted that diploma, I really want that piece of paper so badly,” said Scala. He received his bachelors of arts in political science and a masters degree in history. That didn’t come easy, this journey started back in 1959 when he lived on...

The U of A Rome Center has begun hosting students from the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. A cohort of 13 nursing students spent the Fall 2021 semester in the program, adding to the growing number of academic disciplines that the Rome Center offers for U of A students. The nursing students had the rare opportunity to participate in clinicals and le...

The Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization is fielding applications for its 2022 scholarships. CIACO bestows more than a dozen $2,500 scholarships annually to high school seniors based on academic achievement and need. Checks are traditionally presented at a banquet hall at the group’s Honor and Hope Gala, but this year, they’ll be gi...

New York State Sen. George Borrello announces the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for four $4,000 scholarships, two academic and two athletic. Scholarships are available to residents of the 57th Senate District who are current college students or high school seniors entering college.  Students can...

Adriana Morsella, major in Language, Business and Culture in Italian and minor in Business with a Certificate in Marketing, was selected for the 2022 Inserra Paid Internship at Choose New Jersey. The internship has been available to students of Italian at Montclair State University since 2018 in the form of a $5,000 tuition reduction, as part of a ...

The initiative to promote global citizenship and solidarity education courses inspired by the Ventotene Manifesto has been extended to schools and Italian departments abroad. As part of the activities envisaged in the new Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Education and VentotenEuropa, renewed on 23 June 2021, the second National C...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that the estate of the late U.S. Ambassador Peter F. Secchia, who formerly served in Italy, has committed an additional $2 million to endow the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses paid first-time travel to Italy program for young Americans of I...

Ilaria Serra, Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies, recently published Italia cantata: Storia d’Italia attraverso le canzoni da Napoleone a Berlusconi, 1797-1997 (New York: Linus Learning, 2021). The volume is an Italian language and culture textbook for intermediate to advanced students. “I noticed that there was a lack of advanced Italian...

North Carolina is the ninth most populous state in the United States. Its largest city is Charlotte, which after New York is the American city with the largest number of banks: this has led it to be, at the beginning of this century, the fastest growing area in the United States. The region of which Charlotte is part, stretching from New Jersey in...