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December 19, 2013

Things that make you go hmmm...

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in... and so I paraphrase the words of the fictional character Michael Corleone in "The Godfather III"

November 19, 2013

Bill De Blasio’s Transformative Election

Anthony Julian Tamburri

New York State has the largest number of residents of Italian origin in the United States. In addition, New York City can boast the same status. Further still, Italian Americans...

September 24, 2013

Elected Officials and The College Professor: Perspectives on Questions of Human Values

Anthony Julian Tamburri
"Christie at a town hall in March 2011"

Much has been said about K-12 teachers and college professors that, if one were from Mars, one would think that these teachers and professors either sat on their tushes and did...

June 13, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. William A. Covino!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Cal State University Los Angeles has its first new president in 33 years. And he is an Italian American!

May 12, 2013

Italy's PM recognizes historical discrimination against Italian immigrant in the US!

Anthony Julian Tamburri
AmericaOggi, 12 May 2013

This article appeared in the Sunday edition of "AmericaOggi". In it's insert "Oggi7", to boot, there is an article by On. Nissoli that is also of great interest to Italian...

May 9, 2013

The Language Requirement. "Ciao, Italiano, a Brooklyn College"

Anthony Julian Tamburri
All the people in this photo spoke Italian, a local Pugliese dialect, and English, of course. A good number of their children and grandchildren also speak Italian because, to be sure, their high schools and colleges offered them the opportunity to do so.

In the United States, the requirement to study a language other than English (a.k.a. "foreign language requirement") has always been a hotly contested issue among the...

May 1, 2013

Behind the Closed Doors of the "Professoriate"

Anthony Julian Tamburri

The world of post-high school education has always been fascinating, intriguing, and, in a number of cases, perplexing. It is a place where — for four years, usually — young...

March 28, 2013

Really? This is Section A news for the United States?

Anthony Julian Tamburri
New York Times website

What follows are a few comments and musings on a topic that I have, for the most part, thought deserved little to no attention in general. I state “in general” because there...

January 14, 2013

Opera at Its Best!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Luciano Lamonarca is president of the Puglia Center in America, which promotes the Region of Puglia in all its aspects, especially in the creation and exchanges of cultural,...