Category Archives: Events

A Successful First Italian Studies Annual Retreat and Reunion

Last Saturday the Italian Studies program held the Italian Studies Annual 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 families. The … Continue reading

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Join us for “Power of Pasta” with Sir Chef Bruno Serato

Anaheim’s White House Restaurant’s chef Sir Bruno Serato, founder of Caterina’s Club, and author of Power of Pasta will narrate how he came to blend his passion for the variegated cuisine of Italy with the effort of addressing the problem … Continue reading

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Fondazione Italia continues to offer Italian language courses for children and adults on the Chapman campus in Orange

Visit www.italianfoundation.org for information and to enroll.  

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Italian Studies & Film Studies join to bring a restored Italian cult silent film to campus

Satan’s Rhapsody (1915) is a Faustian tale about an old woman who makes a pact with Mephisto to regain her youth, in return she must stay away from love. The film, directed by Nino Oxilia and starring Lyda Borelli, is one of the finest … Continue reading

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Italian poet Giuseppe Conte visits Chapman

Giuseppe Conte, one of Italy’s most accomplished poets, will be reading and discussing his recent work at Chapman University on Monday, March 13, at 5pm in Beckman Hall 404.

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Listening to Italy: A Memorable Morning of Learning and Music Appreciation

On Saturday, February 11th over 200 guests attended the Music and Culture: An Italian Perspective in the Musco Center for the Arts. This celebratory symposium, exploring the complexity of Italy’s cultural and artistic import, brought together faculty, staff and students … Continue reading

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Italian for All! A New Partnership between Chapman Italian Studies & Fondazione Italia

Fondazione Italia has now opened its Orange County Italian Language Center offering courses for children and adults on the Chapman University campus. The Italian Studies program is delighted to support the teaching of Italian to the larger Orange community and is … Continue reading

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Join us for “Music and Culture: An Italian Perspective”

The many pathways of Italy’s music, art and culture come together in a single event! Appreciate the harmony that inspired Dante’s immortal masterpieces, and explore the diverse voices of Italian music, from the Renaissance to the age-old melodies of folk … Continue reading

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Dancing Sardinian Style

The fall semester ended with a taste of Sardinia at La Serata. Professor Luisa Spanu, originally from Cagliari, wearing one of Sardinia’s traditional dresses, shared photographs, food, and music from this fascinating region. Students and faculty had even a chance … Continue reading

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An evening dedicated to understanding the media’s impact on citizenship and equality in America and Italy

A crowded classroom attended the screening of Fred Kuwornu’s latest documentary “Blaxploitalian”. Offering a rare and fruitful opportunity to compare the media’s impact on the perception of otherness on both sides of the Ocean, the screening stimulated needed conversations among students … Continue reading

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“Blaxploitalian” documentary screening and Q&A with director Fred Kuwornu

BLAXPLOITALIAN is a documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema. BlaxploItalian cleverly discloses the personal struggles classic Afro-Italian and African diasporic actors faced, correlating it with the contemporary … Continue reading

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Memories from Paul’s Pasta Piazza Party this fall

The jovial and magical atmosphere of this fall’s Italian Festival still hovers over the Chapman campus piazza. As the university’s Italian community awaits for next year’s celebration, here are some photographs to cherish. Chapman University President Daniele Struppa and President Emeritus Jim Doti. From left to … Continue reading

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Italian Studies as Disciplinary Interface: Art, Science, and Culture

Local folks and students from the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Art, and the Italian Studies program attended Dr. Kevin Petti’s engaging and rich lecture on the nexus between art and anatomy during the Italian Renaissance. Italy’s … Continue reading

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Art and science in the Italian Renaissance: the case of anatomy, a lecture by Dr. Kevin Petti

Join us for Dr. Kevin Petti’s presentation “Anatomia Italiana: Art and Anatomy in the Italian Renaissance” on Monday, November 14, 7-8:30pm in Argyros Forum 209A.

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Exploring Sicily’s fascinating and diverse culture through films

This week students of Italian and local folks attended a lecture entirely in Italian delivered by Elisa Pianges from Babilonia, Centro di Studi Italiani in Taormina, Italy. Elisa’s love and knowledge of photography, cinema, and Sicilian culture –coupled with her obvious gift as a language … Continue reading

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