Born and raised in Lagonegro, a little village in the South of Italy, Chef Luigi came to America by chance and settled in Washington, D.C. at a time when the city was hardly an exciting place to work for a restaurateur. “When I saw what this city’s restaurants were offering, I realized there was so much more I could do,” Luigi tells us. And as a matter of fact, he did!
Italy is splendid in the Summer, but it is wonderful in the Fall. And with lower fares for airline and hotels, Fall in Italy may be a real deal. Many Italians and foreigners alike are avoiding the heat and crowds of the Summer and enjoy magical vacations at minimal prices.
Now, effective this past September 1, Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is a CUNY Distinguished Professor. The status is conferred by the City University of New York Board of Trustees in recognition of special scholarship merits and commitment to teaching. Tamburri is Queens College’s 15th distinguished professor, and the first in his department, European Languages and Literatures, to achieve this title.
Two men, descendants of Italian immigrants, with their personal and family experience, their community activity and professional history, as well as their thoughts about their heritage and cultural roots and what they have done or plan to do to preserve them.
In a recent two-day conference at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, dozens of scholars from the U.S., Italy and elsewhere looked into the global mafia phenomenon from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The guest of honor was Italy’s former Interior Minister Vincenzo Scotti, whose book about the relationship between the Mafia and the State in Italy has just been translated into English.
Milan as seen through the eyes of its new Mayor Giuliano Pisapia.
Why the largest industrial and financial center of Italy is becoming one of the country’s primary destinations for tourists from all over the world
"Slow and Fast Thinking, Creativity and Rational Expectations". Three days (April 8-10) to reflect on the feasible alternatives to neoclassical economics and the doctrines that are at the basis of the present financial crisis. The Conference will include two Honorary Lectures (held by Gerd Gigerenzer and Joseph Stiglitz ), and six Key Speeches (held by Ron Sun, Keith Frankish, Pat Langley, Jonathan W. Schooler, Roy Radner, Alan Kirman & Massimo Egidi).