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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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Italian language skills in the industry: a second-year Italian student’s early career start

Elle Berti is a Sophomore in the Italian track of the new B.A. in Global Communication and World Languages. Elle, who comes from an Italian background, continues her studies of the language and culture at Chapman including various study abroad … Continue reading

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Student Grace Montgomery awarded a Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Course Grant

Italian Studies student Grace Montgomery has been awarded with a Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Class Grant in support of her participation in the upcoming summer immersion course in Taormina, Sicily. This award is named after the philanthropic group that … Continue reading

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Learn about the history and significance of the Sicilian puppet theater!

Join us for the upcoming presentation by Italian Studies alumnus Marco Saglimbeni, scheduled on Monday, April 15, 7:00-8:30pm, in the Center for American War Letters of the Leatherby Libraries.

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A Morning at the Crossroad of Science and Culture: the 4th Annual Italian Perspective

Keeping true to the commitment of exploring the multifaceted and precious significance of the history, culture and art of Italy across various fields of knowledge and application, this year’s Italian Perspective opened the lesser known yet truly unique and relevant … Continue reading

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The Sounds, The Stories: Reimagining The Italian Art Song

In partnership with the students of the Italian Studies Program of Chapman University, The Los Angeles Composers Collective dissect and interpret iconic pieces of Italian Literature for a fresh take on an old classic. The concert and discussion will take … Continue reading

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Join Fondazione Italia for the annual CARNEVALE party!

Join Fondazione Italia on Saturday, March 2nd, for our annual CARNEVALE party! Featuring a Commedia dell’Arte skit performed by Chapman Italian Studies students. Enjoy fine Italian food and special carnevale treats, a costume contest for children and adults, arts and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Italian language learning summer opportunities for adults on the Chapman campus

“Paint & Speak” Italian Language Workshop for adults offered in June at Fondazione Italia’s language center on the beautiful Chapman University Campus in Orange. You are invited to experience a “Paint & Speak” Italian art workshop led by expert Italian … Continue reading

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