2016-17 Events

Fall 2016

Italian Open Day (Fall)

  • Information session, meeting with majors/minors and award ceremony for Your Metaphor for Learning Italian contest
    (Wed. Sept. 14: 11:30am-2pm - University Quad; 5:30-7pm - Schmitt Hall 104) 

Adopt an Italian UNESCO Site Jointly: Workshop and Mixer about Collaborative Audiovisual Work

  • Presentations by Claudio Napoli and Massimo Mascolo
    (Wed. Sept. 28 - 6pm - Schmitt Hall 104)

Critical Made in Italy Part 1: Design

  • Conversation with experts in the field‌
    (Thur. Oct. 13 - 6:30-8:30pm - School of Business Lecture Hall 101)‌
  • In-class talk by Daniele Balicco
    (Mon. Oct. 17 - 10am - Schmitt Hall 202)

Teaching Italian Meeting IX: EduMusica — Songs and Music in the Italian Curriculum

  • Symposium/Workshop for Instructional Materials ‌
    (Fri. Nov. 4, 2016 - 8:30am-4pm - University Hall, 7th floor Conference Center)

Come sta l’italiano? The Present and Future of Italian Language and Culture Studies

  • Round table with representatives from the Italian government, a U.S. academic organization, and select NorthEast Coast universities
    (Tue. Nov. 15 - 6:30-8:30pm - School of Business Lecture Hall 101)‌

Italian Translation: A Series of Talks With Experts in the Field

  • In-class presentations on Business Translation, Consecutive Interpretation and Accessibility (semester-long series)‌


Short video contest for students: "Adopt an Italian UNESCO Site" (Deadline: Dec. 2, 2016)

Spring 2017

Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City ‌‌

  • Book Presentation by the author Joseph Sciorra‌ ‌‌
    Co-organized with the Department of History with the co-sponsorship of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America
    (Thur. Feb. 23 - 6:00-8:00pm - Cohen Lounge)

Critical Made in Italy Part 2: Food - Sustainability and Biotechnologies

  • Conversation with Andrea Illy and Daniele Balicco
    (Tue. March 21 - 6:30-8:30pm - School of Business Lecture Hall 101)‌
  • Meeting with NJ-based Italian companies and representatives of the Italian Trade Commission and Choose New Jersey (Tue. March 21 - 4:30pm)
  • In-class talks by Daniele Balicco: "Experimenting the Future: A Bio-sustainable Journey Through Italy"
    (Thur. March 23 - 11:30am and 1pm - School of Business MPR 140)

Italian Open Day (Spring)

Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: National Reception, Lived Experiences, E.U. Pressures (joint event with Columbia University)

Business Italian Style 2: Students Interview Local Entrepreneurs for the newspaper La Voce di New York 
(semester-long project)

  • Guest Lecture (Thur. Feb. 16,  4-6:30pm - Schmitt Hall 104): "Business and Food Made in Italy: Video-Interview, Goals and Strategies" by Maurita Cardone (Deputy Editor, La Voce di New York)

Summer 2017

From High School to Higher Education... in Italian!

  • New 2017 Summer Italian Immersion Course for College Credit (July 10-27, 2017, Mon.-Thur. - 9am-4pm) ‌