Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dr. Pacchioni invited to Open Intermediality and Poetry Series by Trinity College Dublin

Weaving Media in Modern and Contemporary Italian Poetry is a new seminar series organized by the Department of Italian at Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Italy, featuring scholars from all around Europe. The first talk will be delivered jointly by … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Professor Pacchioni’s Garden, A New Book of Poetry

I frutti del mio giardino (The Fruits of My Garden) is Dr. Pacchioni’s newest collection of poetry, published by Manni Editore in Lecce, Italy. The book, organized in interconnected sections, is the discovery of an inner story and a personal … Continue reading

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