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Articles by: Alex Catti

  • An intimate audience gathered at La MaMa theater in Manhattan for an "Italian Miracle" and to welcome Dario D’Ambrosi, a luminary in the world of theater for the disabled and founder of "L'Associazione del Teatro Patologico" (Pathological Theater) in Rome. Since its founding, D'Ambrosi's Pathological Theater has grown into a university-level degree called "Teatro Integrato Dell'Emozione" (Integrated Theater of Emotion) at the University of Studies of Tor Vergata.
  • Pics in page by Iwona Adamczyk
    Art & Culture
    Alex Catti(November 27, 2016)
    A group of Italian language experts gathered at Montclair State University in New Jersey to discuss prospects regarding the study of the language and how it fares against the study of other languages. Guest speakers included Dennis Looney of the Modern Language Association, David Ward of Wellesley College, and Lucia Pasqualini from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome.
  • Valeria Bottazzi come il narratore, Giacomo Rocchini come Pinocchio, e Lorenzo de Moor come Mangiafuoco
    L’associazione Teatro delle Due, nata dalla collaborazione di Valeria Bottazzi e Olivia Rasini, ha portato in scena la prima produzione statunitense iriadattata dal celebre testo di Carlo Collodi, "Pinocchio".
  • Umberto Veronesi
    Umberto Veronesi, a prominent oncologist, passed away November 8th at his home in Milan. Veronesi was famous for the work that he has done in preventing and treating breast cancer. He founded the Istituto Oncologico Italiano (IEO) in 1991, and he pioneered the surgical technique known as quadrantectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that is an alternative to a mastectomy.
  • Left to right: The Ferrari FFX K, the Formula 1 Scuderia, and the Challenge 458 EVO Photo credit: http://finalimondiali2015.ferrari.com/it/
    For the first time in history the Ferrari Finali Mondiali will take place in the United States at the Daytona International Speedway. What better place for four days of racing and showcasing than one of America's most important racetracks? Adding to the excitement, the Formula 1 Scuderia Ferrari team will conduct Ferrari performance demonstrations.
  • Italy on the Screen Today - #Wind of Europe Project# Paola Cortellesi and Alessandro Gassman in 'Gli ultimi saranno gli ultimi'
    This past weekend Stony Brook University hosted its 13th Annual Center for Italian Studies Festival of New Italian Cinema. The festival was held in the theater of the Charles B. Wang Center. This year’s festival was organized in collaboration with the Associazione Culturale ArtMedia (Rome, Italy). The event presented “Italy on Screen Today/Wind of Europe,” which is a project that aims to promote Italian contemporary cinema. The festival associate, Giacomo Rocchini, introduced the films and highlighted cultural anecdotes and important themes of each.
  • The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) gala was held on October 15th at the Wardman Park Marriot in Washington D.C. During the day an “Expo” of all-things-Italian was held on the Marriot’s lower level. i-Italy was present, and its co-founders - Letizia Airos and Ottorino Cappelli - presented the company’s current projects and future aspirations. Host: John M. Viola; Moderator: John D. Calvelli; Panelists: Patricia DeStacy Harrison, Linda Carlozzi, Aileen Riotto Sirey.
  • Antonin Scalia
    Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Antonin Scalia
    Stony Brook University’s Center for Italian studies, directed by professor Mario Mignone, organized a conference to remember Justice Antonin G. Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1986-2016). Presenters discussed both their experiences with the Supreme Court Justice and the influences he has had on the Italian-American community and the American Judicial System.