Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

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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Italian Studies & Film Studies major Alessandra Sternberg will join professional workshop in film restoration at the Cineteca of Bologna

Alessandra Sternbergis a graduating senior with a double major in Film Studies and Italian Studies. She actively participates in the Film Society Club and Italian Club. During her career at Chapman University she completed a semester abroad at Università Cattolica … Continue reading

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Italy’s Jews from Emancipation to Fascism, a book talk by Dr. Shira Klein

How did Italy treat Jews during World War II? Dr. Klein uncovers how Italian Jews, though victims of Italian persecution, promoted the view that Fascist Italy was categorically good to them. Experience in the decades before WWII—fervent Italian patriots while … Continue reading

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New Partnership between Chapman Italian Studies & Bowers Museum

The Bowers Museum and the Chapman Italian Studies Program have established a new internship in Museum Education and Administration for students of Italian at Chapman. This year, interns review and research exhibition content and assist in developing educational materials and … Continue reading

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Join us for Cinema and Culture: An Italian Perspective, Saturday April 7

Join us for the third presentation of Chapman University’s s Italian Perspective series, this year focusing on the intersection between cinema and culture. It will take place at the Musco Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from … Continue reading

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Rhymes of Change: Amir Issaa Introduces CU Students to Multicultural Italy

This past week, Chapman Italian Studies students had the opportunity to participate in an Italian rap workshop by Amir Issaa, a rapper from Rome who is touring the United States to share his story, talent, and ideas. Amir is a … Continue reading

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Frank and Eileen De Santis Family Endowed Scholarship in Italian Studies

The Italian Studies program at Chapman University has received a $55,000 gift from the De Santis family. The gift establishes the “Frank and Eileen De Santis Family Endowed Scholarship in Italian Studies.” This gift supports students pursuing a minor in Italian Studies at … Continue reading

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Connecting youth across borders: Chapman Italian Studies students will serve as counselors to Italian juniors in Lombardy

Italian Studies minors Massimo Lesti and Morgan Barraza have been selected by the Dante Alighieri Society to participate in the VoluntarItaly Program during summer 2018. For a period of six weeks, they will be hosted by an Italian family and … Continue reading

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A Unique Chapman Opportunity: the Self-Designed Major in Italian Studies

An article by Elle Berti (English & Italian Studies student) Last May, the Italian program at Chapman University marked an important point in its history by graduating the first two Italian Studies majors at this institution. Since then, the number … Continue reading

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Chapman Italian Studies faculty participate at the 2017 Italian Language Teachers’ Workshop at the University of Southern California

On Saturday, October 21, Chapman University Professors Francesca Paduano, Nadia Pettinger, Irma Booker, and Luisa Spanu attended the 2017 Italian Language Teachers’ Workshop at the University of Southern California.

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A Student’s Scholarly Success: Taking Fellini Around the World

Italian Studies minor, Paige Gulley, will attend the Undergraduate Awards conference in Dublin, Ireland on November 7th-9th. Her essay titled “The Soul Becomes Audible: Music in Fellini’s Films”, composed during Dr. Pacchioni’s seminar The World of Fellini’s Cinema, was ranked in … Continue reading

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Melissa Marino awarded prestigious scholarship for Master in Performing Arts Management at Teatro La Scala in Milan

Melissa Marino, who doubled majored in Theater Performance and Italian Studies in 2017, has been selected as the single recipient of the prestigious full-tuition scholarship from The National Italian American Foundation. The scholarship will support Melissa’s graduate work in Performing … Continue reading

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A Successful First Italian Studies Annual Retreat and Reunion

Last Saturday the Italian Studies program held the Italian Studies Annual Retreat and Reunion on the Chapman campus. The event, scheduled as part of the University’s broader Homecoming Week celebrations, brought together faculty, alumni, current students and their families. The … Continue reading

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