U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he has sent letters to Italian officials, especially President Napolitano and Foreign Minister Bonino, urging the country to keep its Philadelphia consulate open. Recently, Italy announced that it was considering closing the consulate.   In his letter, Senator Casey cited the critical role that th...

This Ciao Philadelphia event, hosted by Drexel University at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, celebrates the Italian spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship through a panel discussion with Drexel leaders in design fields in the presence of amazing examples of innovation from the Simeone automotive collection.   Dr. Donna DeCarolis...

The Italian Studies Division in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Italian Studies. The candidate should have a PhD and native or near native proficiency in Italian; a strong background in 20th- & 21st-century literature, and in...

Dal 10 al 13 luglio all'Hotel Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, si è tenuta l'annuale conferenza sugli AP. Al convegno, rivolto a tutti i docenti di AP (Advancement Placement Program), erano previsti tre seminari sul programma di AP Italian; simposi dedicati ad incoraggiare i docenti d'italiano a lavorare per lo sviluppo dei corsi AP Italian.  ...

by Joseph Pronechen It's been confirmed. The body — the major relics — of St. Maria Goretti, beloved by countless millions, is heading to the United States. When she arrives from Italy, the first public appearance will be on Sept. 21 at Sacred Heart Basilica in Newark, N.J. — public because she will initially be visiting a prison before that....

Un giorno da ricordare. Così Rosetta Miriello, Presidente di Filitalia International, definisce lo scorso 1° giugno, quando a Phialdelphia, la Filitalia International & Foundation ha celebrato sia la Festa della Repubblica che l'apertura ufficiale del Museo della Storia dell'immigrazione italiana (HIIM).   All'evento, scrive Miriello "ha...

by Peg DeGrassa   From one week to the next, we really never know how things will play out, and sometimes certain events and functions, to which we aren't looking forward, end up being the highlights of our week.   And so it went last week when I promised my friend I would go check out the new Italian Immigration Museum down on Passyu...

For the first time in more than two decades, the Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) hosted a stellar evening gala to celebrate its newest group of inductees on the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame. It was held at The Fillmore Philadelphia on October 26, 2015.   At the induction ceremony that took place during the day on the Avenue of the Arts...

Ralph's Italian Restaurant Manager Ryan Rubino sat around idly for two decades while ownership changed hands at nearby 767 S. Ninth St., which was most recently neighborhood pub The Wishing Well. This time around, when the bar shuttered in October, sitting idly by didn't feel like an option.   "As soon as that [space] opened up, I thought, '...

Your high school children can take the Italian AP Exam even if their school doesn't offer the AP course, or they are home schooled.Students will practice Italian and develop reading, listening and communication skills. Students will learn about Italian culture through a study of geography, social institutions, literature, art, architecture, music,...