Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

Congratulations to Sarina Welsh, Multiple Award Winner

Sarina Welsh, who is graduating this spring in the Italian track of the Global Communication and World Languages, was selected for the School of Communication 2020 Dean’s Awards of Excellence as well as the STAR student award. The STAR award stands … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni Invited to Speak on the Occasion of Federico Fellini’s Centennial

Master of Imaginative Synthesis: Federico Fellini at 100 A Live Online Webinar in conjunction with the 2020 publication of Wiley Blackwell’s A Companion to Federico Fellini 6:00 P.M. PDT on Thursday, May 28, 2020 On the occasion of the celebrations … Continue reading

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Chapman Professors’ Voices Resonate in Italy, Making the Case for a Balanced Reopening of Society

Two Chapman University professors are published in one of the oldest, most prestigious publications in Italy—La Stampa. Argyros School of Business and Economics Professors, Dr. Gabriele Camera and Nobel Laureate in Economics Dr. Vernon Smith addressed their views on the long-term impact … Continue reading

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Sarina Welsh’s Journey Through the New Global Communication and Italian B.A.

My name is Sarina Welsh and I’d like to share my experience with the Global Communication and World Languages (Italian Track) B.A. program. In this new major, students pursue fluency in a chosen language while infusing their course of study … Continue reading

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Students Receive Outstanding Italian Studies Awards

Every spring the Department of World Languages and Cultures selects outstanding graduating minors in each language. The award stands for consistency and quality of academic achievements, intellectual curiosity, engagement in the Italian experience as well as contribution to the university’s … Continue reading

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The Traditional Puppet Theatre of Italy Revived in Dr. Pacchioni’s New Book

In his new book, The Image of the Puppet, Dr. Pacchioni identifies and interprets the aesthetic and cultural significance of the different traditions of the Italian puppet theater in the broader Italian culture and beyond. Grounded in the often-overlooked history of … Continue reading

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Food and Culture: An Italian Perspective – Get Your Ticket Today!

Don’t miss the fifth edition of the Italian Perspective series. This year, Food and Culture: An Italian Perspective will be a thought-provoking celebration of Italian food culture, featuring talks by influencers, scholars and chefs, access to a tasting pavilion from local Italian … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Chapman Italian Studies in Rome

The new year begins boldly for Chapman Italian Studies. In partnership with the University Honors Program and Italiaidea School in Rome, Dr. Pacchioni is leading a field research course in the Eternal City. This travel course brings together students from … Continue reading

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Italian Cinema in San Diego

Last week, Dr. Pacchioni chaired a panel focusing on Italian Cinema at the annual convention of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in San Diego. Speakers addressed topics such as: early cinema and philosophy, classical and contemporary auteur cinema, … Continue reading

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Dr. Federico Pacchioni Speaks at California State University, Long Beach

This week, Dr. Pacchioni was invited to speak about his current research project on the influence of Italian traditional puppetry in literature and film. Several students and faculty  from university’s Italian Studies program attended the presentation, which was followed a … Continue reading

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

Join us for 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 14, from 5pm to 7pm. Special thanks to Paul and Marybelle Musco. 

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Reflecting and Inspiring: The Annual Italian Studies Program Retreat and Reunion

The Italian Studies program held its annual Retreat & Reunion on the Chapman campus as part of the University’s Homecoming Weekend celebrations. The program provided an overview of curricular and study abroad opportunities, presentations by faculty and officers of the Italian … Continue reading

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Giving the Experience of Italy: The Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Endowment for Travel Courses in Italian Studies

The Italian Studies program at Chapman University is greatly pleased to announce the recent establishment of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Endowment for Travel Courses in Italian Studies. The students’ ability to fully commit to their passions for learning … Continue reading

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

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Bringing Italian language and culture to the local youth

This semester, Sarina Welsh, who is pursuing the new interdisciplinary B.A. in Global Communication and Italian, created a completely new Italian language and culture class for the kids of Higher Ground, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring and empowering youth … Continue reading

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