On Sunday, Sept. 18, Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian Studies hosted the Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XVI, an Italian car show, on the Physics Building’s lawn area. The exhibit was free and open to the public, and featured examples of of Italian vehicles as a representation of Italian culture. The show drew a crowd of approximately...

The Stony Brook University Center for Italian Studies will present the 16th annual Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza Annual Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty on Sunday, September 18. The show is free and open to the public, and features examples of “art forms on wheels” as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture. Var...

The Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University, SUNY, is in search of an executive director. Please click here to see the complete advertisement for the position. Brief Description of Duties: The incumbent is responsible for making the Center for Italian Studies a productive and integral part of Stony Brook’s academic life for both the camp...

Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University Event Announcement: September 26, Sunday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Robert D. Cess Concorso d’Eleganza XV Annual Celebration of Italian Vehicle Excellence and Beauty: A display of “art forms on wheels” as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture.  Display vehicles will rally at Stony Brook Univ...

Fratelli’s serves some unique pizza pies - even by Long Island standards - that have attracted a loyal fan base. Located on Main Street in Stony Brook, Fratelli’s is a deli and pizzeria that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu is extensive and features items such as pizzas topped with Chicken Marsala or Eggplant Rollatini. The Brooklyn pi...

Loredana Polezzi has been named the Alfonse M. D’Amato Endowed Chair in Italian American and Italian Studies, positioned in the College of Arts and Sciences Department of European Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The D’Amato Chair, established in 2008, was made possible by a fundraising effort led by then Stony Brook University Council Chair an...

October 28, 2020, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. A roster of historians, political scientists, literary experts, and art historians will discuss the different implications on society of the current pandemic with special attention to the Italian - US relationship. All presentations will be in Eng...

From neorealists De Sica and Rossellini, to modernists Fellini and Antonioni, to newly minted stars like Paolo Sorrentino and Alice Rohrwacher, Italian directors have left an indelible mark on world cinema. Continuing a tradition of bringing the latest Italian films to the Stony Brook community, the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook Univers...

Life, we all know it, is truly unpredictable. There’s very little we can anticipate and we rarely think about how, at times, a cheerful, carefree moment with a loved one, a colleague, a family member or even a mere acquaintance, could be the last one we share with them. When we of L’Italo-Americano received this beautiful interview with professor M...

Non bisognerebbe mai scrivere di un personaggio pubblico, quando con lui si ha una frequentazione privata, fatta di condivisione di amici, ideali, iniziative culturali, memorie, affetti famigliari. Ciò che si scrive rischia di essere influenzato dall’esperienza personale, con il risultato che non ci sarà il distacco e l’obiettività che sempre si de...