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In Italy, #MeToo Falters Amid Public Scorn : Parallels : NPR

In Italy, #MeToo Falters Amid Public Scorn : Parallels : NPR

| January 20, 2018

In the months since allegations of sexual harassment by major media figures took center stage in the United States, the #MeToo movement has had a ripple effect in Europe, prompting national conversations on a once-taboo topic. In some countries, the movement has been embraced. But in Italy, the public has largely reacted with scorn and […]

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Viewpoint: What Columbus means to Italian Americans | Opinion 

Viewpoint: What Columbus means to Italian Americans | Opinion 

| January 20, 2018

As a first generation Italian-American, to me and to many like me, Christopher Columbus represents the idea that you can voyage far away from home, and with a dream, and perseverance and sacrifice, and faith and hard work, you can find a better life and enjoy the freedom with which we are blessed to have […]

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Italian-American baseball ambassadors

Italian-American baseball ambassadors

| January 14, 2018

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” Source: Italian-American baseball ambassadors – San Diego Downtown News

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Piero Coming to Washington in 2015

Piero Coming to Washington in 2015

| July 28, 2014

The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) will premiere at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from February 1 through May 3, 2015. Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence will showcase some 40 of the artist’s most compelling works. […]

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Lucia Dalla Montà, Director Education Office, Italian Embassy, Honored by Lido Civic Club

Lucia Dalla Montà, Director Education Office, Italian Embassy, Honored by Lido Civic Club

| June 24, 2014

At a ceremony held at the Italian Embassy, the Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, honored Lucia Dalla Montà , Director of the Education Office at the Italian Embassy, who was presented with the Lido Civic Club Appreciation Award in recognition of her contribution in promoting the study of the Italian language in the United […]

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Titian’s Danaë in Washington to Celebrate Italy’s presidency of the Council of the European Union

Titian’s Danaë in Washington to Celebrate Italy’s presidency of the Council of the European Union

| June 21, 2014

To celebrate the commencement of Italy’s presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), the Italian government is bringing to Washington’s National Gallery of Art, one of the most sensual paintings of the Italian Renaissance—Titian’s Danaë (1544–1545). “We are very pleased to continue our excellent cooperation with a prestigious institution such as the National […]

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Honoring  the memory of American Law Enforcement Officers – National Police Week, May 11-17

Honoring the memory of American Law Enforcement Officers – National Police Week, May 11-17

| May 18, 2014

Thousands of law enforcement officers, their families and friends, honored their fallen heroes during the annual National Police Week observances in Washington, D.C.   Most of the events  were held around the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and included the arrival on May 12 of thousands of officers on bicycles who traveled hundreds of miles to […]

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Maria Bartiromo, Winner Urbino Press Award 2014

Maria Bartiromo, Winner Urbino Press Award 2014

| April 9, 2014

Maria Bartiromo, one of the nation’s most noted financial journalists, is the winner of the 2014 Urbino Press Award. Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero will formally make the announcement on April 15, 2014, at the Italian Embassy where Bartiromo will give an acceptance speech. Bartiromo is currently the business news anchor and global editor for Fox […]

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Italian American Community Mourns Passing of Joseph Coccia, Jr.

Italian American Community Mourns Passing of Joseph Coccia, Jr.

| January 14, 2013

The Montclair State University community mourns the passing on January 3, 2013, of Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., a loyal friend and founder of the University’s Joseph and Elda Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America. Coccia dedicated his life to preserving Italian American culture and heritage, and through the Institute and Coccia Foundation, he […]

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