Category Archives: Italy Today

Documenting Sicily through film: an alumna’s passion for the island

Gabriella Pinel, class of 2017, studied Italian at Chapman University while completing her B.F.A. in Television Broadcast Journalism. Motivated by her fruitful study abroad experience in Italy, she decided to move to Sicily after graduation to live in the small fishing … 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 us for a playfully educational evening with author Carla Gambescia

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Interpreting the Past: An Experience of Rome

This winter term, Dr. Pacchioni launched the new travel course Interpreting the Past: An Experience of Rome. The course integrates personalized projects with visits to the Eternal City’s most representative museums and archeological sites, an overview of its ancient and … 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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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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Rhymes of Change: Amir Issaa Introduces CU Students to Multicultural Italy

This past week, Chapman Italian Studies students had the opportunity to participate in an Italian rap workshop by Amir Issaa, a rapper from Rome who is touring the United States to share his story, talent, and ideas. Amir is a … 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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Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella honors forty exemplary citizens: champions of justice, resistance and solidarity.

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New Orange-Milan Language Exchange Tandem Program

Students of Italian at Chapman can now participate in a newly established Italian-English Language Exchange Tandem Program in collaboration with Università Cattolica of Milan. This is a terrific opportunity to increase familiarity and fluency in Italian, learn more about today’s Italian youth … Continue reading

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Melissa Marino selected as future leader of NIAF on Campus

Melissa Marino has been selected by the National Italian American Foundation to join the Italian American Leadership Council (IALC) Fellow Program. Melissa Marino is a Santa Barbara native receiving a BFA in Theatre Performance and a BA in Italian Language … Continue reading

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A Journey to Sicily: Immersion in Taormina (summer 2017)

Chapman Italian Studies is launching a new travel course in Taormina, Italy, next summer. Students interested in participating can contact Dr. Pacchioni at pacchion@chapman.edu Sicily presents a prime opportunity to experience cultural hybridization at its best and most beautiful. Due to its strategic … Continue reading

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Earthquake emergency: a message from the National Italian American Foundation 

A major earthquake has devastated several villages in the mountainous area between Monti Sibillini and Gran Sasso, where the regions of Lazio, Umbria, and Marche meet. As we send good thoughts and prayers to the victims of this disaster, it’s … Continue reading

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Seeking new opportunities for CU students at Università Cattolica of Milan

Last week Dr. Pacchioni visited Università Cattolica in Milan and met with staff of the International Education office to discuss study abroad and exchange program developments between Cattolica and Chapman Italian Studies.

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Italy: The Extraordinary Commonplace

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