Author Archives: Federico Pacchioni

The Lives of Filippo Mazzei and Louis Palma Di Cesnola. Join us for a double book presentation on November 28!

The Mentoris Project along with the Chapman University Leatherby Libraries and the Italian Studies Program present The Lives of Filippo Mazzei and Louis Palma Di Cesnola. Book signing with authors Dr. Rosanne Welch and Dr. Peg Lamphier following presentation. November 28, 7pm, Center for American … Continue reading

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Italian Language Classes in OC for all Ages Now Open for Enrollment!

Saturday, December 8 – Kids “Project 28” Italian Music 1:00 – 3:00 pm $20 per child (8 to 12 years old only) – $5 discount with PROMO05 code Orange County Language Center This music workshop conducted by Italian music teacher, … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni speaks at the annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Bellingham, WA

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Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective. Get your ticket today!

Don’t miss the fourth edition of the Italian Perspective series. This year, Science and Culture: An Italian Perspective will include four plenary lectures focusing on different intersections between Italian art and culture and scientific thought and discoveries, including anatomy, mathematics, geometry, and … Continue reading

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A Successful Italian Studies Retreat and Reunion

Last Saturday the Italian Studies program held its annual Italian Studies Annual Advising Retreat and Reunion on the Chapman campus. The event, scheduled as part of the University’s broader Homecoming Week celebrations, brought together faculty, alumni, current students and their … Continue reading

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“New Italian Migrations to the United States.” Join us for a lecture by renowned scholars Laura Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra

The presentation will highlight the two-volume collection, New Italian Migrations to the United States (University of Illinois Press, 2017), that offers a radical rethinking of the history of Italian Americans. The books’ editors will discuss how the continual immigration from … Continue reading

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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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