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Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca “Peg” Klein, Honorable Jessica Garfola Wright and Tony Cancelosi Honored by the Sons of Italy Foundation

Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca “Peg” Klein, Honorable Jessica Garfola Wright and Tony Cancelosi Honored by the Sons of Italy Foundation

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2017 – Leaders in military, public service and non-profit received awards from the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage. Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca “Peg” Klein (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Honorable Jessica […]

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Lido Civic Club to Honor Ron Vitiello, Chief U.S. Border Patrol

Lido Civic Club to Honor Ron Vitiello, Chief U.S. Border Patrol

| April 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce that it has selected Ron Vitiello, Chief of U.S. Border Patrol within the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection, to receive its 2017 Public Service Award. This award will be presented at the annual Lido Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November […]

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Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Gentiloni of Italy in Joint Press Conference

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Gentiloni of Italy in Joint Press Conference

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni was at the White House yesterday on an official visit, as President Donald Trump prepares to travel to Italy for the G-7 meeting at Taormina, Sicily.  The following are the official remarks and transcripts of the questions and answers by the two leaders. East Room 3:56 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Prime Minister […]

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Italian American Community Mourns Passing of Pino Cicala

Italian American Community Mourns Passing of Pino Cicala

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Monday morning, April 10, 2017, our good friend Pino Cicala passed away at his home in Foggy Bottom, Washington, DC.  Pino was so much a part of our Italian American community in the Nation’s Capital for so many years that it’s hard to imagine the depth of the loss.  In the coming days, we […]

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Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence at the National Gallery of Art

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence at the National Gallery of Art

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Luca della Robbia (1399/1400-1482), a master sculptor in marble and bronze, invented a glazing technique for terracotta sculpture that positioned him as one of the most innovative artists of the 15th century. Today, the sculptures created by Luca and his family workshop retain their brilliant opaque whites, deep cerulean blues, and botanical greens, purples and […]

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Applications Now Open for 2017-2018 Fulbright-NIAF-Georgetown  Research Lectureship in Education

Applications Now Open for 2017-2018 Fulbright-NIAF-Georgetown Research Lectureship in Education

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

(Washington, D.C. — January 25, 2017) The Fulbright Program in Italy, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and Georgetown University are pleased to announce a new and exciting award for Italian scholars and teachers: the Fulbright-NIAF-Georgetown Research Lectureship in Education.  The grant aims to support an Italian elementary/middle school teacher or university lecturer/researcher with research […]

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Constantino Brumidi, the Michelangelo of the Capitol

Constantino Brumidi, the Michelangelo of the Capitol

| January 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the United States Capitol over a 25-year period, including the Apotheosis of Washington, the Frieze of American History and the walls of the Brumidi Corridors. His artistic vision was based on the wall paintings of ancient Rome and Pompeii and on the classical revivals […]

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