The Italian Studies program at Chapman University is delighted to announce the creation of the Vicky and Michael Carabini Endowment. The fund will enhance the activities of the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research and further promote the teaching and learning of Italian language and culture on campus. For over a decade, the Carabi...

The Italian and Italophile community of Orange County and the broader Southern California region convened last Saturday for the eighth iteration of the Italian Perspective Series at the Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University. This event, a successor to the Theater and Culture showcase of 2023, which marked the inauguration of the Ferrucci In...

Held in the luxurious rooms of the Musco Center for the Arts, the Italian Perspective series has established itself as both a beloved tradition at Chapman University in Orange and a key event for celebrating and exploring the wealth of Italian culture. Initiated in response to the local community’s sincere wish to strengthen ties and create opportu...

When: Saturday, April 6, 2024 Program: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Reception: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Where: Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research at Chapman University This year’s edition of the Italian Perspective series is a unique opportunity to learn about the influence of Italian song culture throughout various periods, styles,...

As Dana Point looks to officially establish a sister city relationship with its current friendship city Sorrento, a local delegation that Mayor Mike Frost and Mayor Pro Tem Jamey Federico led shared thoughts on the trip after returning from the coastal Italian town in late-October. During the roughly weeklong visit, the delegation took part in meet...

Katia Passerini, a top leader at Seton Hall since 2020, was named interim president of Seton Hall University by the school’s board of Regents, effective immediately. Passerini, who was serving as provost and executive vice president, replaces Joseph Nyre, who announced Monday morning that he would be taking a sabbatical instead of fulfilling the fi...

Once again, the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research (Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Film and Media Studies program (Dodge College of Film and Media Arts) joined efforts in the realization of a truly unique study abroad course in Bologna, Italy.  Under the guidance of Dr. Emily Carman and Dr. Fe...

Mr. Razzano is a third-generation Italian American with ancestral roots in Campania, Italy. In 2018, he met Dr. Federico Pacchioni, the founding director of the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research, while attending the Italian Perspectives series. Impressed by the Italian Studies Program at Chapman, the two men struck up a friends...

Orange-based Chapman University received a $1.5 million gift from the Ferrucci family to establish the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research in the university’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science. The institute provides students the opportunity to fly to Italy and participate at a film festival in Bologna, stu...