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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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Integrating theory and practice: a glimpse into our advanced spring courses

In the advanced course “The forms of Italian Theater: History and Practice,” students engage in a study of various forms of Italian theater from the Renaissance till the Twentieth century, including Commedia dell’Arte, and the work of playwrights such as: … Continue reading

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Breaking new ground: the first Italian Studies laureati at Chapman University

Melissa Marino and Marco Saglimbeni are the first students completing a B.A. in Italian Studies in the history of Chapman University. They inaugurate a new and growing path of study at the university. Their professors thank them for their sincere devotion … Continue reading

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Marco Saglimbeni Awarded Outstanding Italian Studies Major

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Chapman University selected Marco Saglimbeni as Outstanding Italian Major. “Marco Saglimbeni is graduating with a double major: a B.S. Biological Sciences and a B.A. in Italian Language & Culture, as well as with a minor … Continue reading

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Sara Delucchi and Cristina McKeever receive the Outstanding Italian Studies Minor Award

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Chapman University awards Cristina McKeever and Sara Delucchi as Outstanding Italian Studies Minors. “Sara Delucchi is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Minor in Italian Studies. Sara brings a rare level of … Continue reading

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Italian Studies major Marco Saglimbeni takes Sicilian Pupi across disciplines at Honors conference

Marco Saglimbeni (B.S. Biological Sciences, B.A. Italian Studies, and University Honors minor) successfully delivered a presentation titled “The Sicilian Pupi: Conveyors of Myth” at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon for the Western Regional Honors Conference on Saturday, April 8. … Continue reading

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Estrellita Uribe begins internship with Pacific Symphony

Estrellita Uribe (Strategic and Corporate Communication/Italian Studies 2017) has just started an internship with Pacific Symphony. Below she describes her new role and how the study of Italian language and culture is helping her to advance professionally. “I am the public relations intern at … Continue reading

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Blending creativity and scholarship in Italian Studies: A glimpse into our advanced fall courses

The fall semester has come to a close. We are grateful to the students for all of the energy that they have put into their classes. In the upper-level class “Short Narrative in Italian Culture: Oral Tradition, Literature and Cinema” … Continue reading

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Memories from Paul’s Pasta Piazza Party this fall

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

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The Chapman community gathers around its piazza for an Italian evening

Join us for the 8th annual Paul’s Piazza Pasta Party and Columbus Day Celebration on Wednesday October 26, 2016, 5-7pm. An evening of festivities featuring live musical performances, artists and Italian cuisine.

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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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Eat, Cook, Learn! An Educational Culinary Evening with the Bairds

The Baird family generously hosted a cooking class for Dr. Paduano’s course “ITAL 340: History and Culture of Food in Italy” last Sunday. Students had a chance to prepare together a few tasty dishes of “cucina povera” such as gnocchi al pesto and polpettone, while learning about geographical and … Continue reading

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Sabrina Chapman is selected as outstanding graduating minor in Italian Studies

Each year the faculty of the Department of World Languages and Cultures select outstanding majors and minors in each of the language programs. This year Sabrina Chapman has been selected as outstanding graduating minor in Italian Studies. Sabrina Chapman is graduating this year … Continue reading

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