The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively p...

Take a step back in time with Montclair Early Music and experience an Italian Renaissance Christmas with their Christmas in Italy Concert, five o'clock in the evening on Sunday, Dec. 15. Montclair Early Music, a local recorder ensemble with cello and vocalists, and the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra will perform period music and present a sampling o...

Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri gave Montclair State University a public lecture titled “Unbuilding Walls, Expanding Cultural Horizons: Jhumpa Lahiri on Translation.” The lecture took place Nov. 18, on the seventh floor of University Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lahiri is the editor and partial translator of “The Penguin Book of Ita...

Friday October 25. 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Montclair State University, University Hall Conference Center (7th floor). One Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Admission: $50 registration fee for teachers; $25 fee for graduate students and student teachers. Contact: Cav. Mary Ann Re, Ph.D., Director 973-655-4038 rem@montclair.edu Twelfth in a series of all-day...

A unique opportunity to learn about the extraordinary career of journalist and fashion writer Anna Piaggi through her nephew’s presentation, which will show how her brilliant creativity has served as a lifeblood for designers, photographers, illustrators and fashion lovers. Muse to designers and fashion enthusiasts, fashion icon and collector of ga...

The food sector is one of the most energy intensive in the modern economy, and thus a significant contributor to global warming. What kind of practices are already activated in this sector that help fight climate change? This fifth part of the Critical Made in Italy Series titled "Environment and Nutrition" (Thur Sept. 26 SBUS Lecture Hall 101 6:30...

The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and the Italian Program are profoundly grateful to the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission, in particular to Mr. Robert DiBiase, for the generous donation of $10,000 which funded scholarships for the 2019 Summer Italian Intensive Course for College Credit. The summer course, now in its th...

On May 1st the departments of Modern Languages and Literatures and Spanish and Latino Studies, hosted a reception to launch the B.A. in Language, Business & Culture. Guests, included business representatives, political figures, alumni, and university faculty who came together to celebrate this unique academic program linking the learning of world l...

For one afternoon, Montclair became Montechiaro (Clear Mountain in Italian) at the Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St., for an event titled “From Montclair to Montechiaro: Discovering Italy in the Local Architecture.” The June 9 event began with a lecture by decorative arts historian Kathleen Bennett, and architect Frank Gerard Godlewski, a...

Dal 2011 sei titolare della cattedra in studi Italiani e Italo-americani con un focus in particolare su letteratura, musica e tematiche come l’immigrazione. Qual è l’oggetto principale della tua didattica?“Questo sfaccettato ruolo intreccia docenza, ricerca e attività legate alla promozione della cultura italiana, che vanno da eventi pubblici, a in...