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Italian language: Don’t forget to eat your grapes
12/30/2019
Italian language: Don’t forget to eat your grapes

Italian language: Don’t forget to eat your grapes

Here we are again: the year is almost over and a new one will start soon. So, I thought I would take a good look at what expressions are typical of this period of time, of December, of Christmas, and generally speaking of the end of the year. Let’s begin!

"The federal holiday honoring the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus — celebrated on Monday — was central to the proc...
10/13/2019
Opinion | How Italians Became ‘White’

"The federal holiday honoring the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus — celebrated on Monday — was central to the process through which Italian-Americans were fully ratified as white during the 20th century. The rationale for the holiday was steeped in myth and allowed Italian-Americans to write a laudatory portrait of themselves into the civic record.

Few who march in Columbus Day parades or recount the tale of Columbus’s voyage from Europe to the New World are aware of how the holiday came about or that President Benjamin Harrison proclaimed it as a one-time national celebration in 1892 — in the wake of a bloody New Orleans lynching that took the lives of 11 Italian immigrants. The proclamation was part of a broader attempt to quiet outrage among Italian-Americans, and a diplomatic blowup over the murders that brought Italy and the United States to the brink of war."

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/12/opinion/columbus-day-italian-american-racism.html

Vicious bigotry, reluctant acceptance: an American story.

Today Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pacentro, the tiny mountain village in *Abruzzo* where his paternal great-g...
10/03/2019
Pompeo abbraccia Pacentro e fa shopping a Sulmona: "Tornerò a trovarvi" / FOTOGALLERY

Today Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Pacentro, the tiny mountain village in *Abruzzo* where his paternal great-grandparents were born. Let's not forget that Pacentro (current population 1,200 people) is also known as the hometown of Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone's (a.k.a. Madonna) grandparents. Here are some pictures and videos:

http://www.ilcentro.it/abruzzo/pompeo-abbraccia-pacentro-e-fa-shopping-a-sulmona-torner%C3%B2-a-trovarvi-fotogallery-1.2301718?fbclid=IwAR1yVhjMaw933yIgX8Ky07iEUrYhE68UF6LQC2mbQ-fSsuogW6eD2_n4RWs

https://www.ilmessaggero.it/abruzzo/mike_pompeo_oggi_a_pacentro_nella_casa_dei_suoi_bisnonni-4773968.html

https://www.facebook.com/IlCentroQuotidiano/videos/2356783507752027/

Viva l'Abruzzo!

La giornata in Abruzzo del segretario di Stato Usa: la visita alla casa dei bisnonni paterni, il bicchiere di Montepulciano, il pranzo con sagnette e arrosticini e gli acquisti di presentose, tomboli e confetti GUARDA LA DIRETTA FACEBOOK sull'arrivo del segretario di Stato Usa

Italia.it
07/08/2019

Italia.it

Let's celebrate our heritage!
Did you know?
Italy 🇮🇹 is the Country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world.
55 gems to discover and preserve... http://bit.ly/UNESCO_Italy

#TreasureItaly

Congratulations to our Italian Student Association for winning the Perseverance Award in the international associations ...
05/06/2019

Congratulations to our Italian Student Association for winning the Perseverance Award in the international associations category!

Complimenti alla nostra associazione studentesca di italiano per aver vinto il premio “Perserverance” nella categoria associazioni internazionali!

05/02/2019
Stivale Italiano Podcast

Students of Italian! Give this page a like and have a listen to the podcast, which is produced specifically for students of Italian language and culture.

Podcast di lingua e cultura italiana

Manca poco ormai al nostro grande evento. Venite numerosi!
04/15/2019

Manca poco ormai al nostro grande evento. Venite numerosi!

03/19/2019
Oggi è la Giornata dell'Unità nazionale, della Costituzione, dell'inno e della bandiera. Festeggiamo e speriamo in un fu...
03/17/2019

Oggi è la Giornata dell'Unità nazionale, della Costituzione, dell'inno e della bandiera. Festeggiamo e speriamo in un futuro migliore.

In Italy, today is the national holiday of the the Unification of Italy, of the constituion, of the national anthem and of the flag. We celebrate and put our hope in a better future.

02/05/2019
The UB Italian Student Association has organized another fantastic event! Come and greet our hard working students of It...
11/17/2018

The UB Italian Student Association has organized another fantastic event! Come and greet our hard working students of Italian and enjoy some sweet treats.

The Italian Student Association has organized another great event. Please join them tomorrow at 6PM.
10/21/2018

The Italian Student Association has organized another great event. Please join them tomorrow at 6PM.

TRIVIA NIGHT tomorrow at 6 pm in Norton 214. Ci vediamo 🇮🇹❤️

Oggi inizia la Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo. Come la festeggiate voi?
10/15/2018

Oggi inizia la Settimana della lingua italiana nel mondo. Come la festeggiate voi?

Corriere della Sera
07/04/2018
Corriere della Sera

Corriere della Sera

Sono più di 50 mila i ragazzi che studiano l’italiano negli stati di New York, New Jersey e Connecticut. E ora partono nuovi programmi di bilinguismo

Thanks to Daniele Verzelloni for the following post:  Italy's Liberation Day ! Apr 25 - The Giorno della Liberazione (Li...
04/25/2018

Thanks to Daniele Verzelloni for the following post:

Italy's Liberation Day !
Apr 25 - The Giorno della Liberazione (Liberation Day), also called Festa della Resistenza (Celebration of the Resistance), is held on April 25th each year and has been a public holiday in Italy since 1946. It celebrates the end of the Italian Civil War and the end of the Nazi Occupation of Italy during World War II.

Ecco le tanto attese foto scattate all’evento organizzato dall’associazione studentesca italiana. Here are the long-awai...
04/21/2018

Ecco le tanto attese foto scattate all’evento organizzato dall’associazione studentesca italiana.

Here are the long-awaited photos taken at the event organized by the Italian Student Association.

The Italian Student Association at UB, along with the National Italian American Foundation are sponsoring Italian Commun...
03/30/2018

The Italian Student Association at UB, along with the National Italian American Foundation are sponsoring Italian Community Game Night on April 18. Come and play traditional Italian games like Scopa and Tombola, and enjoy some delicious Italian food, hosted by the passionate students of Italian at UB!

Oggi è venuta a trovarci Mariapaola, una ragazza italiana trasferitasi a Buffalo da poco per fare un tirocinio. Mariapao...
03/12/2018

Oggi è venuta a trovarci Mariapaola, una ragazza italiana trasferitasi a Buffalo da poco per fare un tirocinio. Mariapaola ha assistito a due lezioni e gli studenti erano tutti contenti di conoscerla. Grazie Mariapaola!

Mariapaola, an Italian girl who came to Buffalo a short while ago for an internship, came to visit us today. Mariapaola participated in two classes and the students were all happy to meet her. Thanks Mariapaola!

Il nostro primo incontro si sta avvicinando. Venite mercoledì a fare due chiacchiere con noi!
02/19/2018

Il nostro primo incontro si sta avvicinando. Venite mercoledì a fare due chiacchiere con noi!

Club italiano di conversazione! Join us for conversation and fun in Italian. All levels welcomed. See attached flyer for info.

Venite a vedere Notte prima degli esami insieme a noi. Ingresso gratuito. Vi aspettiamo!
02/19/2018

Venite a vedere Notte prima degli esami insieme a noi. Ingresso gratuito. Vi aspettiamo!

Club italiano di conversazione! Join us for conversation and fun in Italian. All levels welcomed. See attached flyer for...
02/06/2018

Club italiano di conversazione! Join us for conversation and fun in Italian. All levels welcomed. See attached flyer for info.

"Translation goes beyond reading; the act is visceral as opposed to merely intimate, and it impacts you, it teaches you ...
01/28/2018
The New Yorker

"Translation goes beyond reading; the act is visceral as opposed to merely intimate, and it impacts you, it teaches you in a different way."

A very interesting article that makes us understand, at least partially, the current immigration phenomenon in Italy. Also, props to Jhumpa Lahiri (a speaker of Italian as L2) for writing a book directly in Italian and for her translations as well!

Jhumpa Lahiri discusses her short story, “The Boundary,” which she wrote in Italian, and translated into English herself.

01/26/2018
Eccellenze Meridionali

Il Sud Italia è pieno di meraviglie!

Se Ami la tua terra segui Eccellenze Meridionali

Students! Apply now for the National Italian American Foundation all-expense paid Voyage of Discovery trip to Italy. See...
01/24/2018
Voyage of Discovery Overview - The National Italian American Foundation

Students! Apply now for the National Italian American Foundation all-expense paid Voyage of Discovery trip to Italy. See the link below for information and eligibility requirements.

Check out the 2017 Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery students exploring NIAF’s Region of Honor, Sicilia at http://niaf.tumblr.com View Trip Itinerary (pdf format) The Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program is sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation. Thi...

01/21/2018
Consulate General of Italy in New York

Per Pirlo, l'italiano è la lingua più bella del mondo e noi siamo d'accordo. Fate come dice lui, studiatela!

Don’t forget as a#newyearsresolution to study #🇮🇹italian ! @andreapirlo21 #ilmaestro #linguaitaliana 🇮🇹#letsspeakitalian #italianolinguaviva #italianlanguageiscool Get ready for our #2018newinitiatives 🗣🇮🇹!!

01/21/2018
BBC News

"For us, coffee is a ritual, it's like a sacred thing".

Drinking takeaway coffee is a way of life in many parts of the world.

So why do Italians refuse to do it? ☕

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