Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

An Italian Studies Minor in the Spotlight

Daniel Emmet (Italian Studies minor, 2015) recently performed at America’s Got Talent 2018, presenting first his original song “Amante”, and then, upon request of jury member Simon Cowell, Il Divo’s “Passerà.” The faculty of Chapman Italian Studies is enormously proud … Continue reading

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Experiencing and Understanding Sicily: Yesterday and Today

The summer 2018 Chapman Italian Studies travel course Journey to Sicily: Immersion in Taormina has begun. This summer, students will spend three weeks improving their language skills by living with an Italian family and taking intensive courses in Italian language … Continue reading

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Italian Studies major Melissa Marino interns with Teatro alla Scala and Piccolo Teatro in Milan

Melissa Marino (Italian Studies BA, class of 2017) will intern in the Promotional Cultural offices at two of the most prestigious theaters in Italy: Piccolo Teatro, the first public Italian theatre built in Italy in the year 1947, and Teatro … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni speaks at the annual conference of the American Association for Italian Studies in Sorrento

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Dr. Pacchioni speaks at the symposium “Intersections: The Arts and the Concept of Space” in Florence

 

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Italian language learning summer opportunities for adults on the Chapman campus

“Paint & Speak” Italian Language Workshop for adults offered in June at Fondazione Italia’s language center on the beautiful Chapman University Campus in Orange. You are invited to experience a “Paint & Speak” Italian art workshop led by expert Italian … Continue reading

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Giving the Experience of Italy: The Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Travel Class Endowment

The Italian Studies program at Chapman University is greatly pleased to announce that Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco have pledged their commitment to establishing the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Travel Class Endowment. Once established, the endowment will support students’ … Continue reading

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A Transregional Culinary Laboratorio with the Bairds

Last week, Joe Baird, the Executive Chair of the Italian Studies Council, and his spouse Linda opened their home and kitchen to Dr. Paduano’s class ITAL 340 History and Culture of Food in Italy for an afternoon of regional cooking. Students … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni honored with Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarship, Teaching and Service

Dr. Pacchioni is the recipient of a Faculty Excellence Award in Scholarship, Teaching and Service. The faculty committee that reviewed this year’s nominees recognized Dr. Pacchioni for having “established a truly impressive record as teacher-scholar with a strong spirit of … Continue reading

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Briana Salatino awarded Outstanding Italian Studies Major

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Chapman University selected Briana Salatino as Outstanding Italian Major. Briana Salatino’s performance at Chapman University has been outstanding: she is graduating with a double major in Public Relations and Advertising and in Italian Studies, … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Paige Gulley wins the 2018 Cheverton Trophy

The Italian Studies faculty is enormously proud to have one of their students, Paige Gulley, as the recipient of this year’s Cheverton Award. The Cheverton Trophy, awarded annually to the outstanding graduating senior, is the highest undergraduate student honor at Chapman University. … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Paige Gulley selected for internship in Museum Education and Administration at the Bowers Museum

Italian Studies minor, Paige Gulley, was selected for the summer internship in Museum Education and Administration at the Bowers Museum. As an intern, Paige will review and research exhibition content and assist in developing educational materials and programs for general … Continue reading

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Italian Studies students Elle Berti and Sarina Welsh awarded Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Class Grants

Italian Studies students Sarina Welsh and Elle Berti have been awarded with Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Class Grants in support of their participation in the upcoming summer immersion course in Taormina, Sicily. This award is named after the philanthropic group … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni speaks at “Fellini Today”, a symposium at Indiana University Bloomington

The title of Dr. Pacchioni’s talk is: “A Fellinian Ascendant: the Auteur in Contemporary Italian Cinema.”

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Screening Italy: A Memorable Morning of Learning and Film Appreciation

The third presentation of the Italian Perspective series took place in the Musco Center for the Arts, on Saturday, April 7, this year focusing on the intersection between cinema and culture. This celebratory symposium, exploring the complexity of Italy’s cultural … Continue reading

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