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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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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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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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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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Italy in Transit at Chapman: Diaspora, Translation, and Tourism

This fall, Chapman Italian Studies students combined their linguistic training with a transcultural investigation in a wide range of disciplinary contexts: Italian immigration to North America, Anglo-American expatriate experiences in Italy, the history and future of tourism on the peninsula, … Continue reading

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Sustainable Tourism in Italy – A Talk with Federico M. Ceschin, President of SIMTUR – September 23, 2pm

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Chapman University President Endows Bernardino Telesio Professorship in Italian Studies

The $1 million legacy gift will ensure a strong future for the study of Italian language and culture at Chapman. Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D., 13th president of Chapman University, has created a $1 million legacy gift for Chapman. He has … Continue reading

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Vicky Carabini knighted Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia

The Honorable Silvia Chiave, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, Knighted Vicky Carabini, Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) on behalf of Sergio Mattarella, President of Italy. This distinction is one of … Continue reading

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The annual appointment with the Italian Perspective is coming up!

Musco Center for the Arts, WIlkinson College, and the Italian Studies Program Present: Food and Culture: An Italian Perspective VIRTUAL EVENT – Ticket Complimentary, to register click here: Saturday, May 1, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. PDT “Today, at least in the more … Continue reading

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Journeying to Italy through Film: Dr. Pacchioni to present at the 2021 Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul

Every year, the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul, in partnership with the MSP Film Society, presents a series of outstanding contemporary films with the goal of broadening the view of Italy and offering a new perspective on the country and … 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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