Category Archives: Students Success

The success of Italian Studies major Briana Salatino in the art event industry

After graduating from Chapman in 2018 with a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising, a B.A. in Italian Studies, and a minor in Sociology, Briana Salatino started her professional career with The Other Art Fair, a global artist fair offering … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Massimo Lesti pursues promising career in wine industry

After graduating from Chapman in May 2018 with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Italian Studies and traveling to Italy for six weeks for his post-grad summer trip, Massimo Lesti has been enjoying the start of a … Continue reading

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Italian Studies minor Grace Montgomery is awarded 2020 Casola Prize

Grace Montgomery from Seal Beach, Calif. has been awarded the 2020 Casola Prize from the Patrons of Italian Culture. Grace Montgomery studies Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.  She is also minoring in Italian as well as Business Analytics. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Sarina Welsh, Multiple Award Winner

Sarina Welsh, who is graduating this spring in the Italian track of the Global Communication and World Languages, was selected for the School of Communication 2020 Dean’s Awards of Excellence as well as the STAR student award. The STAR award stands … Continue reading

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Sarina Welsh’s Journey Through the New Global Communication and Italian B.A.

My name is Sarina Welsh and I’d like to share my experience with the Global Communication and World Languages (Italian Track) B.A. program. In this new major, students pursue fluency in a chosen language while infusing their course of study … Continue reading

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Students Receive Outstanding Italian Studies Awards

Every spring the Department of World Languages and Cultures selects outstanding graduating minors in each language. The award stands for consistency and quality of academic achievements, intellectual curiosity, engagement in the Italian experience as well as contribution to the university’s … 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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Amy Giraldo Awarded Outstanding Italian Studies Minor

Chapman University’s Department of World Languages and Cultures selected Amy Giraldo as Outstanding Italian Studies Minor. A note from her professors: “Few words are not sufficient to describe Amy Giraldo. Not only she exemplifies academic commitment and rigor at the … 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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Student Grace Montgomery awarded a Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Course Grant

Italian Studies student Grace Montgomery has been awarded with a Chapman Italian Studies Council Travel Class Grant in support of her participation in the upcoming summer immersion course in Taormina, Sicily. This award is named after the philanthropic group that … Continue reading

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Learn about the history and significance of the Sicilian puppet theater!

Join us for the upcoming presentation by Italian Studies alumnus Marco Saglimbeni, scheduled on Monday, April 15, 7:00-8:30pm, in the Center for American War Letters of the Leatherby Libraries.

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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 Fondazione Italia for the annual CARNEVALE party!

Join Fondazione Italia on Saturday, March 2nd, for our annual CARNEVALE party! Featuring a Commedia dell’Arte skit performed by Chapman Italian Studies students. Enjoy fine Italian food and special carnevale treats, a costume contest for children and adults, arts and … Continue reading

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