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  • Images regarding arts, science, architecture, and other Italian excellencies were presented at the Calandra Institute to celebrate the Italian Heritage. Joseph Sciame opened the event introducing John De Santis, who created them, and Consul General Natalia Quintavalle.
  • Editor Nancy Ziehler presents at Calandra Institute a Research Anthology on "Italian-American Students in New York City, 1975-2000." The book is based on 10 research papers on Italian-American students in the New York City area, and focuses on how Italian-American students negotiated their ethnicity in a period where issues of gender and race were very urgent in the United States.
  • The Calandra Institute hosted its annual conference from April 28-30, 2011. This year’s topic, “The 3 Fs in Italian Culture: Critical Approaches to Food, Fashion and Film”, included an array of presentations and discussions based on these “fundamental icons” of the Italian scene here in the US and in Italy
  • At the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute roundtable discussion with book editors William Connell and Fred Gardaphé to discuss stereotypes, prejudice, and assimilation experienced by Italians and Americans of Italian ancestry
  • "Dire Napoli al mondo"
    The Cardinal of Naples will be in New York this coming January, where he will meet the Italian community, personalities of the cutural and artistic world, academics, scholars, men of faith and laymen alike. His journey is entitled “Dire Napoli” with a slogan: “Don’t shut the door to hope.” Among the most significant moments of Crescenzio Sepe’s stay in New York will be the meeting with Rabbi Schneier and the leaders of the Jewish community, a round table organized by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute on the problems of human migrations, and a conversation at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò on the representation of Naples in cinema and the media. The visit will be accompanied by a beautiful exhibition of Neapolitan crèche art, which will be inaugurated at the Italian Cultural Institute on Tuesday, December 14 (6:30pm). i-Italy—which will be the official press service for this journey—met Archibishop Sepe in Naples for an exclusive interview about what “telling Naples” to the world means.