Italy has wonderful representatives in the United States who tell its story, exalt its culture and language, narrate its traditions and innovations, its places and its beauties. To see them from Italy, where we are always ready to describe only our worst things, is exciting. One of the most competent people I have met in this field is also a person...

Study abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to work toward their degrees, usually for a semester at a time, in another country through their “home” university. While COVID-19 made travel difficult, study abroad programs through UNC Asheville have resumed. According to the UNCA Study Abroad Office, such programs provide experiences t...

The announcement appears on a regular basis (annually at the very least) in the NY Times and is to include Italian Americans, a group designated a “protected class” back in 1976. It appeared this Sunday (February 27, 2022) in the section, “Sunday Review,” page 6: “In 1976, CUNY’s Chancellor expanded these classes to include Italian Americans.” The...

The Italian Embassy in Washington hosted the first semi-annual meeting in 2022 of the National Observatory of the Italian Language, a steering and orientation body for the promotion of the Italian language and culture in the United States. The meeting was attended by about sixty members of the Observatory, including the Deputy Secretary General of...

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 ...