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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Celebrates Forty Years of Italian Heritage and Culture in America. The Calandra Institute's Dean Anthony Tamburri was one of four honorees at the event held Wednesday, October 26, at Pace University. Auguri to our Dean. (Left to right: Thomas P. DiNapoli; Carolyn Reres; Dean Tamburri; Cav. Joseph Sciame.)
Auguri to the Calandra Institute's Director for Academic and Public Programs Dr. Joseph Sciorra for being made a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. Also congratulations on Dr. Sciorra's book Built With Faith winning the Italian American Studies Association 2016 Book Award.
Friends visit from far and near: Roberto Frangione, Deputy Consul General, Italian Cultural Institute; Simone Baldelli, Vice Chairman of Italy's House of Representatives; Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean, Calandra Institute; Dr. Joseph Sciorra, Director for Academic and Cultural Programs, Calandra Institute; (seated) Chiara Saulle, Vice Consul, Italian Cultural Institute; Rosaria Musco, Associate Director of Administration, Calandra Institute.
Participants at Calandra's first "Writers Read" event of the semester, Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, edited by Joel Allegretti. Readers George Guida, Stephen Massimilla, Michael Palma, Maria Terrone, John J. Trause, and Angelo Verga read their own poems from the collection as well as those of other poets not present.
Representing the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, York College, and CUNY at the Annual Italian American State Legislators Conference in Albany, New York: Professor Fred Gardaphé; Dean Donna Chirico; Orsula Akawang; Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri.
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute congratulates our beloved Rosaria Musco, Associate Director of Administration, on earning her Master of Public Administration degree from the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
Registration for SUMMER 2017
STUDY ITALIAN DIASPORA CULTURE
IN CALABRIA THROUGH A UNIQUE SUMMER PROGRAM
This three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) takes place June 13 through July 1 and is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives.
This will be the third year of the Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School, a collaborative program between the University of Calabria and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute / Queens College of The City University of New York. Professors from these two institutions and others will comprise the teaching faculty.