Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

The Idea of Beauty across Art, Business, and Science: A New Interdisciplinary Travel Course in Florence

Florence, the birthplace of the European Renaissance, continues to represent Western ideals of civilization and artistry across the globe. The period that marked the beginning of modernity–a monumental shift in ways of thinking and managing politics, economics, and the arts–is … Continue reading

Posted in Faculty Success, Italy Today, Students Success | Leave a comment

An Evening with Dacia Maraini: Italian students meet Chapman’s latest honorary degree recipient

This fall, Chapman University awarded an Honorary Degree to Dacia Maraini, one of the most important and prolific writers in contemporary Italy. During her visit to campus, Italian Studies students had the privilege of meeting Maraini and hearing her read … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Faculty Success, Italy Today | Leave a comment

Dr. Sara Mattavelli, a Gifted Educator, Joins Chapman Italian Studies

Chapman University’s Italian Studies Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Sara Mattavelli will join the faculty as instructional assistant professor of Italian starting this fall. With her expertise in language acquisition and pedagogy and her extensive and award-winning teaching experience, … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Faculty Success | Leave a comment

Journey to Salento: Immersion in Lecce

This summer, the Italian Studies Program of Chapman University was able to resume its signature language immersion travel course. The course offers students the unique opportunity to connect deeply with a specific area of Italy, one defined by unique geographic … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Italy Today, Students Success | Leave a comment

Film history comes alive in Bologna: a new collaboration between Italian Studies and the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

The Italian Studies program (Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Film and Media Studies program (Dodge College of Film and Media Arts) joined efforts to develop a unique educational experience in Bologna, Italy, a travel course … Continue reading

Posted in Faculty Success, Italy Today | Leave a comment

Chapman Italian Studies Supports New Educational Exchange in Italy – The Experience of Nick Gabriel, Professor of Acting

Nicholas Gabriel reflects on the impact of his experience teaching acting at Civica Scuola di Teatro Paolo Grassi in Rome this summer. “My entire upbringing was informed by the traditions of the Italian American experience: we traveled to New York … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Faculty Success, Italy Today | Leave a comment

Dr. Pacchioni speaks at the International Conference of the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies in Rome

Dr. Pacchioni spoke at the International Conference of the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies in Rome. This year’s conference, titled “Italian Cinema and Media: Past and Present, Continuity and Change, Expectations for the Future” was held in person at The … Continue reading

Posted in Faculty Success, Italy Today | Leave a comment

Science and Culture Merge Around Food in Italy

Food Science and Italian Studies represented by Anuradha Prakash and Federico Pacchioni, respectively, joined efforts this summer to launch a new Chapman travel course to Italy. In exploring the food system from farm to fork, students witnessed directly the making … Continue reading

Posted in Faculty Success, Italy Today, Students Success | Leave a comment

Ciao, Professoressa! Un saluto da Francesca Paduano

“Cari studenti e colleghi, As some of you may know, I am relocating with my family to Europe next month and therefore will not be returning to our amazing university next year. These past ten years at Chapman have been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Italian Studies major receives Kugelman Arts and Humanities Award

Dulcie and Lawrence Kugelman have been underwriting the Annual Kugelman Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony for well over a decade in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The Kugelman awards celebrate and acknowledge the top academic students … Continue reading

Posted in Students Success | Leave a comment

The Musco Award supports Chapman students in Italy

With the resuming of study abroad at Chapman, Italian Studies students now benefit from the established Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Endowment for Travel Courses in Italian Studies. This endowment is yet another example of the many ways in which … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Students Success | Leave a comment

Students receive outstanding Italian Studies Award

Every spring the Italian Studies Program selects outstanding graduating minors. 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 Italian Studies community. The Italian Studies … Continue reading

Posted in Students Success | Leave a comment

The Extraordinary Life of Foreign Language Learners. A New Guidebook by Dr. Pacchioni

The Extraordinary Life of Foreign Language Learners: Harnessing the Rewards of the Multilingual Experience and Becoming Intercultural Mediators is Dr. Pacchioni’s latest contribution to foreign language and culture education. The guidebook, written with the linguistic Gian Marco Farese from the Università Statale of … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Faculty Success | Leave a comment

Dr. Pacchioni Speaks at Pasolini Centennial Symposium at The Graziadio Center for Italian Studies

Dr. Pacchioni was invited to speak at the first Graziadio Center in-person symposium in two years, One Hundred Years of Pasolini: A Transnational Gathering of Critical Voices. This one-day symposium, focusing on the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini, was organized in collaboration … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Events, Faculty Success | Leave a comment

Join Us at Design and Culture: An Italian Perspective!

The Italian Studies Program at Chapman University is presenting Design & Culture: An Italian Perspective, which will be held in person at the Musco Center for the Arts at 1 University Drive, Orange, California, on Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 am. This year’s event will include … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Events, Italy Today | Leave a comment