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...

We are pleased to remind you that The Italian Cultural Society offers awards for students who excel in the study of Italian language, Classics, Music, Science, Arts! In particular: Italian language; classics; musics; science; art. Applications are due by June 15th. Details and application information can be found here.  Italian Language - High Scho...

For public school students in Randolph, the October holiday formerly known as Columbus Day now appears as Indigenous Peoples’ Day on the school calendar. The Randolph school board has voted 8-0 to rename the holiday, mirroring a shift formalized in recent years by at least seven states and two New Jersey municipalities amid an ongoing, national rea...

The Director of the Coccia Institute is delighted to announce the 2021 Coccia-Inserra Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Teaching of Italian (K-12). Recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have established this significant award. Our donor...