A new partnership between Mississippi State University and Italy’s University of Salento will benefit both institutions as faculty work together advancing solutions to global food supply challenges through digital technology and smart agriculture. University of Salento Rector Fabio Pollice and Vice Rector Maria Antonietta Aiello recently met with M...

A distinguished Italian researcher visiting from the Institute of BioEconomy at his country’s National Research Council is working at Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute to advance precision agriculture and aid farmers. Alessandro Matese is taking part in a year-long fellowship at MSU through the university’s partnership wi...

On April 11 and 12 there will be a Passport Mission for residents (AIRE members) in the southern area of Mississippi and Alabama and for the area of Pensacola (Florida). Those interested in renewing their passport can send an e-mail to passaporti.miami@esteri.it with the subject MISSIONE PASSAPORTI PENSACOLA by April 6, indicating their personal da...

After two years of being canceled due to the pandemic, the Irish Italian Festival returns for its 19th year. After a 4 p.m. mass, the festival will begin at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on campus at the University of Southern Mississippi. At the festival, there will be food, live music, silent auctions and much more. “We started it...

I have never been a fan of Italian food other than pizza, that is. I don’t dislike Italian food. Know that I am in the minority on this, but it’s just not my first pick. You will never hear me say ‘oh how about Italian food tonight’ when deciding where to eat out. So it was very out of character for me this week when I suggested the Dining Duo try...

The upcoming University of Mississippi Opera Theatre production of “The Light in the Piazza” does not take the stage at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts until mid-November, but it’s already full steam ahead for the cast and production team. “We are right in the middle of the excitement at the moment,” said Blake McIver Ewing, the...

Mississippi isn’t exactly known for its Italian food, but that doesn’t mean it’s “impastable” to get real Italian grub. You just have to know where to look. And according to MSN, you should be looking at The Sicilian II, the best old-school Italian restaurant in the state. In March 2021, MSN named The Sicilian II in Biloxi “one of the top 50 old sc...

At a time when we still have to painfully realize how much the racial question is an open wound in the evolution of the United States of America and a very urgent situation to be resolved, our Italian heart in love with America is also shaken by the specious and mistaken attempts to promote hostility between the African American and Italian communi...

Following a fiscal year that shattered franchise development records,  Fazoli’s  is taking its expansion strategy to the next level with its most aggressive goal yet. Fazoli’s ended its fiscal year in March, with a record 20 new franchise agreements to develop 50 locations, exceeding the most agreements Fazoli’s had signed in a single year in its 3...

The State of Mississippi and City of Vicksburg honored five Italians who were lynched just across the Mississippi River in Tallulah, La., on July 20, 1899. Five Italian men who owned grocery stores in town, were seized by a mob of local residents and publicly hanged. The men honored are Giuseppe Di Fatta, Francesco Di Fatta, Pasquale Di Fatta, Giov...