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August 31, 2009

Per un “Verso” o per l’altro, non è un caso “Piccolo” da scartare*

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Photo by Fuvio Minichini for i-Italy

We need Italian language classes in our public schools, as well as courses in Italian/American history and culture. Both are necessary for our culture to thrive into the future.

July 11, 2009

Saving the AP in Italian. Is it just a question of money?

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Edizioni Farinelli

Some not-too-random thoughts on the current situation of the Advanced Placement Program in Italian and who else might be able to come to the rescue…

June 6, 2009

And now what…?

Anthony Julian Tamburri

We simply need to do more. Much as we have made overall progress in the diffusion and representation of Italian and Italian/American culture and history in the United States, we...

May 1, 2009

Remembering John Marchi: A One of a Kind, to be sure!

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Sen. John Marchi makes last minute adjustments on secession bills before delivering them to the state capitol, Albany. With Marchi, from left, are Secession Commission member Andrew Cappelli and Executive Director Dr. Joseph Viterilli. (1994-Advance file photo)

New York State Senator Giovanni (John) Marchi died at the age of 87, on Saturday April 25, less than a month shy of his 88th birthday while on a family trip in Italy.

April 9, 2009

Earthquake in Abruzzo. Our most heart-felt condolences

Anthony Julian Tamburri

A number of people have already called the Calandra Institute about how to help out with the earthquake disaster in Abruzzo...

March 6, 2009

Just when we thought it was safe to go back into the water...

Anthony Julian Tamburri

No matter how much we think we have progressed in our social and ethnic evolution, there is always someone to raise the ugly head of bigotry, reminding us that the 1950s — when...

January 29, 2009

Cultural Philanthropy Continues!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

We still have miles to go, but the Inserras, the Coccias, and others are shortening the distance...

January 29, 2009

Felix Stefanile, the ”Everyman” Poet

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Italian America has lost one of its greatest poets and thinkers. In exhorting his Italian/American sisters and brothers to learn of their history, he once stated, ”There is no...