Category Archives: Students Success

An Italian Studies Minor in the Spotlight

Daniel Emmet (Italian Studies minor, 2015) recently performed at America’s Got Talent 2018, presenting first his original song “Amante”, and then, upon request of jury member Simon Cowell, Il Divo’s “Passerà.” The faculty of Chapman Italian Studies is enormously proud … 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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Italian Studies major Melissa Marino interns with Teatro alla Scala and Piccolo Teatro in Milan

Melissa Marino (Italian Studies BA, class of 2017) will intern in the Promotional Cultural offices at two of the most prestigious theaters in Italy: Piccolo Teatro, the first public Italian theatre built in Italy in the year 1947, and Teatro … Continue reading

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Briana Salatino awarded Outstanding Italian Studies Major

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Chapman University selected Briana Salatino as Outstanding Italian Major. Briana Salatino’s performance at Chapman University has been outstanding: she is graduating with a double major in Public Relations and Advertising and in Italian Studies, … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Paige Gulley wins the 2018 Cheverton Trophy

The Italian Studies faculty is enormously proud to have one of their students, Paige Gulley, as the recipient of this year’s Cheverton Award. The Cheverton Trophy, awarded annually to the outstanding graduating senior, is the highest undergraduate student honor at Chapman University. … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Paige Gulley selected for internship in Museum Education and Administration at the Bowers Museum

Italian Studies minor, Paige Gulley, was selected for the summer internship in Museum Education and Administration at the Bowers Museum. As an intern, Paige will review and research exhibition content and assist in developing educational materials and programs for general … Continue reading

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Italian Studies students Elle Berti and Sarina Welsh awarded Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Class Grants

Italian Studies students Sarina Welsh and Elle Berti have been awarded with Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Class Grants in support of their participation in the upcoming summer immersion course in Taormina, Sicily. This award is named after the philanthropic group … Continue reading

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Italian Studies & Film Studies major Alessandra Sternberg will join professional workshop in film restoration at the Cineteca of Bologna

Alessandra Sternbergis a graduating senior with a double major in Film Studies and Italian Studies. She actively participates in the Film Society Club and Italian Club. During her career at Chapman University she completed a semester abroad at Università Cattolica … Continue reading

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New Partnership between Chapman Italian Studies & Bowers Museum

The Bowers Museum and the Chapman Italian Studies Program have established a new internship in Museum Education and Administration for students of Italian at Chapman. This year, interns review and research exhibition content and assist in developing educational materials and … Continue reading

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Connecting youth across borders: Chapman Italian Studies students will serve as counselors to Italian juniors in Lombardy

Italian Studies minors Massimo Lesti and Morgan Barraza have been selected by the Dante Alighieri Society to participate in the VoluntarItaly Program during summer 2018. For a period of six weeks, they will be hosted by an Italian family and … Continue reading

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A Unique Chapman Opportunity: the Self-Designed Major in Italian Studies

An article by Elle Berti (English & Italian Studies student) Last May, the Italian program at Chapman University marked an important point in its history by graduating the first two Italian Studies majors at this institution. Since then, the number … Continue reading

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A Student’s Scholarly Success: Taking Fellini Around the World

Italian Studies minor, Paige Gulley, will attend the Undergraduate Awards conference in Dublin, Ireland on November 7th-9th. Her essay titled “The Soul Becomes Audible: Music in Fellini’s Films”, composed during Dr. Pacchioni’s seminar The World of Fellini’s Cinema, was ranked in … Continue reading

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Melissa Marino awarded prestigious scholarship for Master in Performing Arts Management at Teatro La Scala in Milan

Melissa Marino, who doubled majored in Theater Performance and Italian Studies in 2017, has been selected as the single recipient of the prestigious full-tuition scholarship from The National Italian American Foundation. The scholarship will support Melissa’s graduate work in Performing … Continue reading

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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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A Glimpse into the Chapman Immersion Experience in Taormina, Sicily

This summer the Italian Studies program at Chapman University launched its first travel class in Italy. A group of nine students from majors such as Communications, Italian, Creative Writing, Vocal Performance, and more spent three weeks living with families in … Continue reading

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