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Category Archives: Events
The third presentation of the Italian Perspective series took place in the Musco Center for the Arts, on Saturday, April 7, this year focusing on the intersection between cinema and culture. This celebratory symposium, exploring the complexity of Italy’s cultural … Continue reading
How did Italy treat Jews during World War II? Dr. Klein uncovers how Italian Jews, though victims of Italian persecution, promoted the view that Fascist Italy was categorically good to them. Experience in the decades before WWII—fervent Italian patriots while … Continue reading
Join us for the third presentation of Chapman University’s s Italian Perspective series, this year focusing on the intersection between cinema and culture. It will take place at the Musco Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from … Continue reading
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
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
Fondazione Italia continues to offer Italian language courses for children and adults on the Chapman campus in Orange
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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