Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

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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Look Who’s Talking! The Italian Art of Dubbing Visits Chapman on October 16.

Come and learn about the Italian art of dubbing with Massimo Veronese and Paolo Battaglia. The event will also feature the great actor, singer and dubber Massimo Quarta who, among his many accomplishments, has been the voice of Mickey Mouse … Continue reading

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Paul’s Pasta Piazza Party – Chapman University’s Italian Heart

Mark your calendars for the beloved Chapman tradition of Paul’s Pasta Piazza Party. Italian music, cuisine, and good company for all right in the heart of the Orange campus: Attallah Piazza, Monday, October 8, from 5pm to 7pm. Special thanks … Continue reading

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Create an Italian Art Song. A New Opportunity for Chapman Students!

This academic year Chapman University students will have the opportunity to collaborate with a composer from the Los Angeles Composers Collective to discuss and create a work of music using an iconic piece of Italian literature. Compositions will be performed … Continue reading

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Italy’s rich patrimony of traditional music on the Chapman campus

The Italian Studies program is grateful to Michela Musolino and Fabio Turchetti, who visited Chapman University this past week, bringing with them the many sounds of the Italian peninsula. During their visit, they lead a spirited traditional dance workshop at … Continue reading

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La Serata – Join us this Fall

Open to all who want to improve their language skills, learn about the Italian culture, share their talents, speak with native speakers, and socialize with members of the local community and other students!

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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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