Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

Federico Fellini’s Centennial Marks a Busy Year for Dr. Pacchioni

Italian director Federico Fellini, arguably the most influential filmmaker worldwide, was born in the Adriatic town of Rimini in 1920. All around the globe, Fellini’s Centennial was celebrated this year in numerous online events, retrospectives of his films, and new … Continue reading

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The success of Italian Studies major Briana Salatino in the art event industry

After graduating from Chapman in 2018 with a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising, a B.A. in Italian Studies, and a minor in Sociology, Briana Salatino started her professional career with The Other Art Fair, a global artist fair offering … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Massimo Lesti pursues promising career in wine industry

After graduating from Chapman in May 2018 with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Italian Studies and traveling to Italy for six weeks for his post-grad summer trip, Massimo Lesti has been enjoying the start of a … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Grace Montgomery is awarded 2020 Casola Prize

Grace Montgomery from Seal Beach, Calif. has been awarded the 2020 Casola Prize from the Patrons of Italian Culture. Grace Montgomery studies Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.  She is also minoring in Italian as well as Business Analytics. … 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 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 Italian language … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Vitality of Italian Poetic Language: Dr. Pacchioni’s Creative Writings Anthologized

Dr. Pacchioni has been included in the new online anthology of Italian poets, Ossigeno Nascente, realized by the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna. This innovative digital publication project, aimed at demonstrating the vitality and diversity of Italian poetic language … Continue reading

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National Day of Italy

On the occasion of the National Day of Italy, the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, and the Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs of the Department of State, Philip T. Reeker, will be addressing the … Continue reading

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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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