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

Anthony Julian Tamburri

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.

John Marchi, an Italian American Class Act

Jerry Krase

John Marchi passed away last Saturday. In my opinion, he was among the best and the brightest and he deserves a place alongside New York City's other unblemished political...

The Land of our Return. Diasporic Encounters with Italy

For Virgil’s Aeneas, Italy was “the land of our return”... The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s second annual conference addresses the theme of “return”...

Neapolitan Music: When a Local Tradition Becomes a Global Issue

Marina `Melchionda

The conference “Neapolitan Postcards. The Canzone Napoletana as Transnational Subject”. Interviews with Joseph Sciorra, the main organizer of the symposium

The Other Side of Benito Mussolini

Sara Capraro

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and the Italian Cultural Institute presented a preview screening of the documentary film Mussolini,...

Giving voice to “Memoirs and Memories” at the Calandra Institute

Marina Melchionda

Each victim has a different experience of the Holocaust. The Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, welcomed four eminent speakers who shared their stories,...

Italian, American & Jewish

Ottorino Cappelli

Interview with Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (CUNY): "As an Italian in the US you were automatically identified as a Catholic;...

Severgnini Celebrates 10 Years on With a Trip “Around the World in 80 Pizzas”

Gianluca De Nicola

In Italians: Around the World in 80 Pizzas (Italians, Il giro del mondo in 80 pizze) Severgnini, the well-known "Corriere della Sera" journalist, meets “his” Italians abroad...

Piero Bassetti's Italici. New & Old Generations in a Glocal World

Damiano Beltrami

"The relationship between Italianità and Italicity is a complex reality on which we have to reflect..." Piero Bassetti, a renowned entrepreneur, politician and public...

Italy-city: An Encounter in New York

Letizia Airos

The English translation of Italici is the fruit of a fortunate encounter between the Italian/American Digital Project and that side of Piero Bassetti’s multifaceted personality...

U.S. Presidential Elections: Some Italian/American Intellectuals Express Their Opinions

Gina Di Meo. Edited by Marina Melchionda

"Who will win the upcoming elections? And why?" That's what a number of Italian-American university professors have been asked. Some of them also revealed whom they will vote for...

Our First Year in the Internet Piazza

Ottorino Cappelli

i-Italy is one year old. A year of projects and accomplishments. Its success is the living proof that the Internet can be a powerful “piazza” for the Italian American...

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