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United States Returns Stolen Antiquities to Italy

United States Returns Stolen Antiquities to Italy

| April 26, 2012

Seven stolen and looted objects of Italian cultural heritage will soon be on their way back to Italy, following a ceremony today in which U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano officially returned the antiquities to Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero at the Embassy of Italy in Washington. Napolitano said that as the great  granddaughter of […]

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Sebastian Rotella, Winner of the 2012 Urbino Press Award ~  “In my house the American dream is not a cliché”

Sebastian Rotella, Winner of the 2012 Urbino Press Award ~ “In my house the American dream is not a cliché”

| April 26, 2012

Sebastian Rotella, a Senior Reporter with ProPublica, an author, and a former reporter with the Los Angeles Times, is the winner of the Seventh Urbino Press Award. Rotella’s father, Salvatore Giuseppe Rotella, emigrated to the United States from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Sicily in 1950. The announcement was made this evening by Italian Ambassador Claudio […]

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The Promotion of Italian Language in the United States Enters a “Critical” Phase

The Promotion of Italian Language in the United States Enters a “Critical” Phase

| April 18, 2012

The Italian Embassy, represented by Minister Cristiano Maggipinto and the Director of the Education Office, Lucia Dalla Montà, brought together the leadership of Italian American organizations in the Washington Metropolitan area to discuss the status of programs to teach Italian in American schools and in particular future funding for the programs. The good news is […]

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Senate Resolution Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

Senate Resolution Commemorating 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

| March 15, 2012

S. Res. 394 Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Italian Unification and the beginning of warm and abiding relations between the people of the United States and Italy. Whereas it has been 150 years since March 17, 1861, when the parliament of a united Italy proclaimed Victor Emmanuel II their king; Whereas the story of the […]

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Flangini & Minnelli – Il Cinema Dipinto, Exhibit at Italian Embassy

Flangini & Minnelli – Il Cinema Dipinto, Exhibit at Italian Embassy

| March 14, 2012

The Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Regione Lombardia, Associazione Giuseppe e Gina Flangini, and Associazione Colosseum Roma, presents the opening of the exhibit Flangini & Minnelli – Il Cinema Dipinto. On the occasion of the opening, Maestro Stefano Gueresi will perform at the piano his compositions inspired by Flangini’s paintings and a […]

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U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing 150th Anniversary of Italian Unification

| March 14, 2012

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization representing Americans of Italian heritage, has sent formal congratulations to U.S. Senator John Kerry (D – MA) for sponsoring a Senate Resolution [S.Res.394] that passed March 12, recognizing the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. OSIA also thanked Sen. Kerry […]

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