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  • Stony Brook University’s 12th annual Concorso d’Eleganza was a success! Approximately 80 Italian cars rallied at the University located in the suburbs of New York City in order to show their cars and to attest to the “elegance” of Italian design. The event is hosted by the University’s Center for Italian Studies, which looks to promote the Italian language and culture both within and outside of the University.
  • The renowned journal of Italian literature, language, and culture, founded by Michael Ricciardelli fifty years ago, will be presented at the Italian Parliament, Chamber of Deputies this spring.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ellis Island was an organizational apparatus that implemented a specific project of social engineering aimed at building a new America. Lampedusa is nothing like that. It is merely a place where the Italian government admits migrants without any ultimate aim. Can we change things?
  • An interview with Professor Peter Carravetta who, beginning last semester, holds the Alfonse M. D’Amato Chair at Stony Brook University. He was officially nominated at a ceremony which took place last week at the university’s campus