Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

Dr. Pacchioni speaks at the annual convention of the American Association of Italian Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective. Get your ticket today!

Don’t miss the fourth edition of the Italian Perspective series. This year, Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective will include four plenary lectures focusing on different intersections between Italian art and culture and scientific thought and discoveries, including anatomy, mathematics, geometry, and … Continue reading

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Documenting Sicily through film: an alumna’s passion for the island

Gabriella Pinel, class of 2017, studied Italian at Chapman University while completing her B.F.A. in Television Broadcast Journalism. Motivated by her fruitful study abroad experience in Italy, she decided to move to Sicily after graduation to live in the small fishing … Continue reading

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The Sounds, The Stories: Reimagining The Italian Art Song

In partnership with the students of the Italian Studies Program of Chapman University, The Los Angeles Composers Collective dissect and interpret iconic pieces of Italian Literature for a fresh take on an old classic. The concert and discussion will take … Continue reading

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Join Fondazione Italia for the annual CARNEVALE party!

Join Fondazione Italia on Saturday, March 2nd, for our annual CARNEVALE party! Featuring a Commedia dell’Arte skit performed by Chapman Italian Studies students. Enjoy fine Italian food and special carnevale treats, a costume contest for children and adults, arts and … Continue reading

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Join us for a playfully educational evening with author Carla Gambescia

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An Italian Studies alumna in Milan

In this video, Melissa Marino, who graduated with a double major in Italian Studies and Theater Performance in 2017, talks about her current experience as graduate student at Accademia Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Italy.  

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From Thailand to Italy and back via Chapman: Sarina Welsh’s internship in Bangkok

Sarina Welsh a Chapman Italian Studies students and native of Thailand has won an internship at the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok. Sarina is currently pursuing a new interdisciplinary degree combining coursework in Communication and Italian language and culture. The … Continue reading

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Interpreting the Past: An Experience of Rome

This winter term, Dr. Pacchioni launched the new travel course Interpreting the Past: An Experience of Rome. The course integrates personalized projects with visits to the Eternal City’s most representative museums and archeological sites, an overview of its ancient and … Continue reading

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The Lives of Filippo Mazzei and Louis Palma Di Cesnola. Join us for a double book presentation on November 28!

The Mentoris Project along with the Chapman University Leatherby Libraries and the Italian Studies Program present The Lives of Filippo Mazzei and Louis Palma Di Cesnola. Book signing with authors Dr. Rosanne Welch and Dr. Peg Lamphier following presentation. November 28, 7pm, Center for American … Continue reading

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Italian Language Classes in OC for all Ages Now Open for Enrollment!

Saturday, December 8 – Kids “Project 28” Italian Music 1:00 – 3:00 pm $20 per child (8 to 12 years old only) – $5 discount with PROMO05 code Orange County Language Center This music workshop conducted by Italian music teacher, … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni speaks at the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Bellingham, WA

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A Successful Italian Studies Retreat and Reunion

Last Saturday the Italian Studies program held its annual Italian Studies Annual Advising 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 … Continue reading

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“New Italian Migrations to the United States.” Join us for a lecture by renowned scholars Laura Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra

The presentation will highlight the two-volume collection, New Italian Migrations to the United States (University of Illinois Press, 2017), that offers a radical rethinking of the history of Italian Americans. The books’ editors will discuss how the continual immigration from … Continue reading

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An Italian Piazza Comes to Life in Orange County

Balmy autumn weather, great company and amazing Italian food made Paul’s Pasta Piazza Party the place to be on Chapman University’s campus this past week.  The Attallah Piazza with all its magic, cheer, and color was transformed into an Italian square teeming with … Continue reading

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