Category Archives: Italy Today

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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Article on a New Approach to Humanistic Education by President Struppa and Professor Napoletani appears on Il Corriere della Sera

President Daniele Struppa and Professor Domenico Napoletani published an innovative take on humanistic education in one of Italy’s most respected newspapers, Il corriere della sera.  Big data and machine learning have become pervasive in our day-to-day activities, starting with the way … Continue reading

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Dr. Pacchioni’s new book receives award in Italy

Dr. Pacchioni’s latest book, The Image of the Puppet, was awarded the Gian Antonio Cibotto Jury Prize in Italy. In presenting the award, the jury stated: “Pacchioni delivers an original work that combines philological rigor with literary flair. With an eloquent … 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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A Vital Spring Semester is About to Start in Italian Studies

In spite of the fact that the effects of the pandemic are protracting into the spring, the Italian Studies program at Chapman University is not slowing down its activities and is about to begin a particularly lively and stimulating academic … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Vitality of Italian Poetic Language: Dr. Pacchioni’s Creative Writings Anthologized

Dr. Pacchioni has been included in the new online anthology of Italian poets, Ossigeno Nascente, realized by the Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna. This innovative digital publication project, aimed at demonstrating the vitality and diversity of Italian poetic language … Continue reading

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National Day of Italy

On the occasion of the National Day of Italy, the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, and the Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs of the Department of State, Philip T. Reeker, will be addressing the … Continue reading

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The Traditional Puppet Theatre of Italy Revived in Dr. Pacchioni’s New Book

In his new book, The Image of the Puppet, Dr. Pacchioni identifies and interprets the aesthetic and cultural significance of the different traditions of the Italian puppet theater in the broader Italian culture and beyond. Grounded in the often-overlooked history of … Continue reading

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Food and Culture: An Italian Perspective – Get Your Ticket Today!

Don’t miss the fifth edition of the Italian Perspective series. This year, Food and Culture: An Italian Perspective will be a thought-provoking celebration of Italian food culture, featuring talks by influencers, scholars and chefs, access to a tasting pavilion from local Italian … Continue reading

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Interdisciplinary Chapman Italian Studies in Rome

The new year begins boldly for Chapman Italian Studies. In partnership with the University Honors Program and Italiaidea School in Rome, Dr. Pacchioni is leading a field research course in the Eternal City. This travel course brings together students from … Continue reading

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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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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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