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U.S. Ambassador John Phillips heading to Rome this Friday

U.S. Ambassador John Phillips heading to Rome this Friday

| September 11, 2013

“Rappresentare gli Stati Uniti d’America in Italia ha per me un significato speciale e personale. Sono nipote di immigrati italiani e sono cresciuto in una famiglia italo-americana molto unita. Sono onorato che il Presidente Obama abbia scelto me per ricoprire questo incarico.”

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds on display at Smithsonian in Washington, DC

Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex on the Flight of Birds on display at Smithsonian in Washington, DC

| September 11, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci created masterpieces of art and sculpture. Equally remarkable, his aggregate achievements in engineering, mathematics, anatomy, geology, physics, music, military technology, aeronautics, and a wide range of other fields, not only stood without peer in his own time, but were strikingly prescient for the distant future. He recorded his forward-looking ideas in thousands […]

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U.S. Congressman Tom Marino to be Honored by the Order Sons of Italy’s in America

U.S. Congressman Tom Marino to be Honored by the Order Sons of Italy’s in America

| July 3, 2013

The Order Sons of Italy will honor U.S. Congressman Tom Marino with the Guglielmo Marconi Award on August 17, 2013, during its 53rd Biennial National Convention in Philadelphia. The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the OSIA’s highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an Italian […]

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Sergio Marchionne, General Colin Powell, Gary Sinise, Robert Corrao Honored By Sons of Italy

Sergio Marchionne, General Colin Powell, Gary Sinise, Robert Corrao Honored By Sons of Italy

| May 29, 2013

It was a very patriotic evening  the Italian American community! Four leaders in business, government and entertainment received awards during the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) 25th Silver Anniversary National Education & Leadership Awards(NELA) Gala held on May 23, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. . The honorees were: Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne; […]

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Winner of Urbino Press Awards 2013

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Winner of Urbino Press Awards 2013

| April 30, 2013

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, currently the host of The Situation Room and its lead political anchor,  is the 2013 winner of the Urbino Press Award as announced by the Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, at a reception held at the Italian Embassy on April 18, 2013.  The prize, now at its sixth edition, is awarded in recognition of […]

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Remembering Italian American Visionary architect Paolo Soleri

Remembering Italian American Visionary architect Paolo Soleri

| April 10, 2013

Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri, architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93. Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspiration. The urban project […]

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Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero Greets Italian American Congressional Delegation

Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero Greets Italian American Congressional Delegation

| February 28, 2013

At a reception on Capitol Hill hosted by the National Italian American Foundation, Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero greeted on  Wednesday evening (Feb 27) the new Italian American Congressional Delegation for 113th Congress. “The relationship between Italy the United States is so profound and so solid” said Bisogniero.  The Ambassador noted that the 2013 Year of Italian Culture […]

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Italian Elections: Angela Fucsia Nissoli Elected by Italians in North & Central America to Chamber of Deputies

Italian Elections: Angela Fucsia Nissoli Elected by Italians in North & Central America to Chamber of Deputies

| February 26, 2013

“Care elettrici, cari elettori, Vivo negli Stati Uniti da 25 anni, amo questo paese nel quale mi sento integrata e conservo profondamente radicata nel mio cuore la mia italianità, l’amore e l’orgoglio per la mia terra d’origine. Amore e orgoglio che unisce noi tutti, italiani fuori patria. Orgoglio di essere Italiani e allo stesso tempo […]

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Fifty years of history in the space sector: relations between Italy and the U.S

Fifty years of history in the space sector: relations between Italy and the U.S

| February 21, 2013

Fifty years of bilateral agreements with NASA: it was 1962 when Italy signed the first agreement with NASA to launch the first Italian satellite from the base of Wallops Island (Virginia), followed by the first launch of an Italian satellite from the Italian launch base of Malindi (Kenya). The first joint mission of NASA-ASI, LAGEOS, […]

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Jim Messina, President Obama’s campaign manager, Receives the Machiavelli Award as the Italian Democrat of the Year

Jim Messina, President Obama’s campaign manager, Receives the Machiavelli Award as the Italian Democrat of the Year

| January 20, 2013

This evening, the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council, co-chaired by Robert Blancato and MD Senator Jim Rosapepe, presented Jim Messina, President Obama’s campaign manager,with the Machiavelli Award as the Italian Democrat of the Year.  The reception was held this evening a Carmine’s Restaurant in Washington , D.C.  According to the IALC, this award honors the […]

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Joseph Sciame reelected President of Major Italian American Organizations

Joseph Sciame reelected President of Major Italian American Organizations

| October 17, 2012

Joseph Sciame, a National Past President of the Order Sons of Italy in America and currently the vice-president for external affairs at St. John’s University in New York, was reelected Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations for another two year term. The election took place on October 13, 2012, at […]

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Italy Donates Bust of Amerigo Vespucci to the Organization of American States

Italy Donates Bust of Amerigo Vespucci to the Organization of American States

| October 15, 2012

On the occasion of the Columbus Day celebrations, Sebastiano Fulci, the Permanent Observer of Italy to the Organization of American States (OAS), joined by Andrea Claudio Galluzzo, President of the Association Fiorentini nel Mondo, Joseph Sciame Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, John Viola Chief Operating Officer of The National […]

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