If we had to describe the 47th edition of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Gala in a few words, we could not find a better way than “it was a memorable celebration at many, if not all, levels.” Washington DC became the place to be for Italian Americans in the US on October 29th, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, when NIAF put together one...

Italy leads among European Union countries in food sustainability. This is thanks to the massive investments made by the Italian food industries, but also by the agri-food sectors. Both are investing in sustainable policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, as envisaged by the European Green Deal and by the UN’s Agenda 2030. This issue was addres...

A new report from the Bologna-based economic research institute Nomisma found that in the first half of 2022, the export value of Italian spirit grappa in the US had increased by 57% compared to the same period in 2021. Although only 3% of the grappa sold abroad is placed in the US market, its star is on the rise. While grappa may not yet have the...

The Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), in collaboration with Temple University’s College of Science and Technology, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), and the Giovan Giacomo Giordano Foundation will host the Medical Conference titled “Italian and American Perspectives on Cancer Care” on Saturday October 29th at 9:00 AM at the...

There's a new chapter in the ISSNAF network: it's in the West South Central (WSC) area of the United States which includes Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The chapter aims to create a network of scientists, scholars, and professionals in different disciplines, including Engineering, Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Physical Sciences an...

What is the key to a long and happy life? Money, fame or something else? There are many factors, including social factors, that contribute to an extended human lifespan.  Interesting observations came from an important study that took place not too long ago in a town in Eastern Pennsylvania – Roseto. The town, with a population of around 1,600, was...

Mississippi State University and Italy’s University of Salento leaders are celebrating new collaborations aimed at utilizing smart technologies to advance sustainable agriculture. MSU Provost and Executive Vice President David Shaw and University of Salento Rector Fabio Pollice signed a memorandum of understanding this week in Italy promoting oppor...

John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD, the Virginia E. and Sam J. Golman Endowed Professor of Oncology and director of the Division of Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is being recognized by the American Italian Cancer Foundation with the 2022 Prize for Scientific Excellence in Medicine. DiPersio, who also serves as deputy dir...

While looking for a solution to climate change today, recent research has revealed that ancient Naples could have solved the problem. Researchers are looking into how the region's ancient streams might provide refuge from intense heat as the planet warms. Established as Cool City Project, Italian and American design students and architects collabor...

UNICO Rehoboth Area will open its annual meeting season with a presentation about Frank Sinatra at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the St. Edmond Parish Hall. The guest speaker for the evening will be Richard Muti, a Rehoboth Area Chapter member and award-winning writer, who will present a Power Point lecture about his sixth book, “Cent’Anni: The Sinatra Legend...