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  • More than a dozen academic and sports institutions have worked together to bring to us one of the largest academic symposiums ever convened about soccer in the United States.During the conferences the legendary soccer player Pelé will be awarded an honorary degree by Hofstra University and will honored with a plaque in Hofstra’s soccer stadium. Read our interview with history professor Dr. Stanislao Pugliese, co-director of the event.
  • New York State has the largest number of residents of Italian origin in the United States. In addition, New York City can boast the same status. Further still, Italian Americans comprise 37 percent of Staten Island’s population, according to the 2009 American Community Survey, supposedly the largest percentage of locals in a county in the United States. A triple play, in a sense, that corresponds to yet another Italian/American triad.
  • Facts & Stories
    Robyn Mass(July 05, 2013)
    In a recent collection of essays a group of scholars explore the Italian side of American politics. Starting from Andrew Cuomo’s election in New York
  • New York City and Italy have a great deal in common, starting and ending with self-destructive electorates; voters who are intent on putting into office people who, in one way or another, hold them in contempt. In both electoral democracies, We The People are generally too ignorant and self-absorbed to notice that the pain we feel is self-inflicted. How does this happen? Again and again....
  • In publishing this contribution we are sending our deepest condolences to the author, who has lost his mother, a resident of Staten Island. While sending his article today, he wrote: "Think of it as a tribute to my mother, she passed away an hour ago..." Ti abbracciamo, Anthony
  • Constructive dialogue at John Jay College. Italian and Italian American authors discussed the changing nature of Italian and Italian American culture in contemporary society. Interview with Anthony Julian Tamburri, Professor and Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College: “The Italians tend to speak more in terms of geography, while the Italian-Americans much less under those terms.”

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