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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)‌
Daniele Balicco
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)