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Articles by: Maria teresa Cometto

  • You can be innovative and start a “revolution” even in a small town in Italy: that’s the story told by world known scientist Ilaria Capua last night at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. It was the kick-off of a new series of conversations called “Outstanding Italian Women in the US”. “We’ll have also women in art, music, food and finance,” said the director of the Institute Giorgio van Straten, introducing the event.
  • Mi era apparsa un tipo determinato fin dal primo incontro nel settembre 2011. E cosi’ l’avevo descritta nell’intervista che le avevo fatto per “Grazia". In 4 anni a capo del Consolato di NY Natalia Quintavalle ha confermato quella prima impressione.
  • “She must be a very determined person”— that’s how she struck me the moment I met her in September 2011, when she had just taken office here. And, well, the way she has steered the biggest Italian institution in the Big Apple for the last four years, Natalia has lived up to that impression.
  • Breakthroughs From the First  PC to the First Space-Bound  Espresso Machine. "The first desktop computer in the world": this is how America welcomed the launch of Programma 101 (P101) in New York in 1965. Created by a small group of "crazy" young Italian engineers at Olivetti, P101's success was so huge, that the US space agency NASA bought it and used it for its mission to the moon.   Since then, Italy has continued to make significant contributions to progress in technology, up to the 2015 experiment of ISSpresso, the first ever system for brewing espresso coffee in the extreme conditions of outer space, made by Argotec and Lavazza.
  • Prima di andare in Italia a promuovere la nuova trasmissione di SkyUno Junior Master Chef, dove sarà una dei tre giudici, Lidia Bastianich ha voluto fare un regalo ad altri bambini, gli oltre 300 studenti delle classi elementari e medie della scuola cattolica Saint Raymond nel Bronx, a New York: è andata a trovarli lunedì 3 febbraio mattina per parlare della cultura e della cucina italiane e per leggere insieme a loro una storia dal suo ultimo libro per bambini Nonna's Birthday Surprise