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CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY SUMMER LAW PROGRAM IN ROME (May 19 – June 9, 2018)

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY SUMMER LAW PROGRAM IN ROME (May 19 – June 9, 2018)

| February 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

I am very excited to announce that, once again, Catholic University will be offering our 3-week International Human Rights Summer Law Program in Rome, from May 19th to June 9th. (The program is deliberately concentrated to ensure that students can have two full months after the program to work and so that evening students may […]

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Scholarships Overview – The National Italian American Foundation

Scholarships Overview – The National Italian American Foundation

| February 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use during the following academic year. Scholarships range from $2,500 – $12,000.  DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2018. To be considered for a NIAF scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria: Be a member of NIAF or […]

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In Mount Etna’s Shadow, Catania Is Raw, Authentic Italy

In Mount Etna’s Shadow, Catania Is Raw, Authentic Italy

| February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The enigmatic, sensual delights of Sicily are, of course, no big secret. Word has been spreading since about the 8th century B.C., when the Greeks first showed up, and today the island is one of Italy’s main tourist magnets, packed with preciously restored villas and all-too-Googleable trattorias. But gritty, noisy, chaotic Catania? Most travelers know it only […]

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Kennedy Center’s classical season offers focus on Italy, Noseda

Kennedy Center’s classical season offers focus on Italy, Noseda

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The NSO continues to feel what one might term the Gianandrea Noseda effect, with a new level of offerings and programming in the second season of its new music director. Britten’s War Requiem with Karina Flores, Ian Bostridge and Matthias Goerne. A program of Vivaldi, Gesualdo, Dallapiccola and Rossini’s “Stabat Mater.” And, a guest performance, […]

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Author Jhumpa Lahiri learns to juggle English, Italian and Trump – Houston Chronicle

Author Jhumpa Lahiri learns to juggle English, Italian and Trump – Houston Chronicle

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

But, for her, “In Other Words” was no “Eat Pray Love” lark. She not only moved to Italy for three years, but gave up speaking or writing in English completely, totally immersing herself in a new culture that she never felt truly at home in. No matter how proficient her linguistic skills – she became […]

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Upcoming Events | Italian Research Institute | Georgetown University

Upcoming Events | Italian Research Institute | Georgetown University

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Applications of Gene Targeting Technology in Therapies Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University 3700 O Street NW Washington, DC 20057 Please R.S.V.P. here Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., was born in Verona, Italy, in 1937. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and physics from Antioch College in 1961 […]

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How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before there was organized crime in Sicily, however, there were lemons — lots of them. According to the researchers, the island’s lemon industry exploded in the 19th century as doctors around the world realized the fruit cured scurvy, a condition caused by lack of vitamin C. That created a huge global demand for lemons, which […]

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