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Smart Specialization and the Future of Italian Research


When: Friday, April 17, 2015 — 1 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Room 4-163, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA On Friday, April 18, MIT’s Italian student organization MITaly will hold the event: “Smart Specialization and the Future of Italian Research”. The agenda is the following: 1:00-200PM: Dr Francesco Grillo, Managing director of the European think-thank Vision and Advisor of the European Commission and of the Minister of Education, will talk about “smart specialization” as a strategy for growth. 2:00-2:30PM: Prof. Stefania Giannini, Italian Secretary of Research, Universities, and Education, will join us in video-conference to talk more specifically about the ...

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Last days to vote for COMITES


The Consulate General of Italy in Boston will be accepting votes for the local Comites (Comitato degli Italiani all’Estero) until 11:59 p.m. on April 17, 2015. (see below for a full list of candidates) Only Italian citizens meeting legal requirements and who have registered to vote will be mailed an envelope with instructions and the ballot. If you have registered and have not yet received the envelope, please contact the Consulate General to request a duplicate by contacting the registry office (617-722-9220 or elettorale.boston@esteri.it) For this purpose, the Consulate will be available by phone (617-721-5435) April 4-5 and April 11-12, ...

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Revere youth bring Carnevale to Boston


For years, Pascal Gangi has been continuing the Carnevale tradition that comes from his hometown Sciacca, in Sicily.

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Chamber Archives host lecture by UMass Professor Spencer DiScala


On Jan. 23, UMass Boston Professor Spencer DiScala held a “lezione magistrale” lecture at the Archives of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies in Rome.

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Soprano soars as lead angel in BU opera production


An emerging operatic talent took flight in February during the Boston University College of Fine Arts’ production of “Angels in America” at the BU Theatre.

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Edinburgh Gadda Prize at Harvard University, with Fabrizio Gifuni


The series of events have been made possible thanks to the generous support of the De Bosis Foundation and Tony Crolla, Vittoria Group Edinburgh, and through synergies with the Italian Consulate General Boston, the Harvard Italian Colloquium and Chiasmi 2015. This year’s event marks the Fifth Edition of the Edinburgh Gadda Prize, guided by Honorary President Fabrizio Gifuni. Harvard 2015 | Award Ceremony When: Saturday 25 April, 6.00-8.00pm Where: Thompson Room, Barker Center, Harvard University, 12 Quincy St – Cambridge MA 02138 Italian Consul General Nicola Desantis joins Prize Honorary President Fabrizio Gifuni, RLL Chair Virginie Greene, De Bosis Committee ...

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BU Artist in Residence Pierluigi Billone to Host Forums, Concerts


AS part of its ongoing artist-in-residency program, Boston University’s Center for New Music will host Italian composer Pierluigi Billone for three weeks starting March 18, giving local audiences several chances to witness the maestro’s unique approach to music. …his radical methods have led him to explore unchartered soundworlds and to develop idiosyncratic instrumental and vocal techniques. Nevertheless, the concurrent roots of these sources of inspirations lie in an archaic world – a sacred universum – where, as if for him, the most progressive standpoint of modernity would be when music itself reaches its own phenomenal essence.” (Philippe Albéra) The residency ...

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Pirandello Lyceum Announces 2015 I Migliori Awardees


Boston’s Pirandello Lyceum announced the 2015 recipients of its prestigious “I Migliori in Mens et Gesta” award, the “Best in Mind and Deed.” The Board of Governors recognized a group of outstanding Americans of Italian descent who have made important contributions to their profession, to society and to the Italian-American community. The I Migliori honorees for 2015 are: Josephine Cuzzi , Management-Leadership Senator Sal Di Domenico, Public Service Giuseppe Giangregorio, Italian Community Alberto Mustone, Italian Culture Paul Parravano, Education James F. Pinzino, International Business Atty. Frank Privitera, Jr. , Law-Philanthropy President’s Award: Rev. Richard C. Messina, Religion The I Migliori ...

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Boston MFA welcomes Leonardo Da Vinci


The Renaissance is coming to the Museum of Fine Arts! Starting April 15, Boston’s MFA will host for two months an intimate exhibition featuring drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Titled “Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty,” the exhibition’s centerpiece will be the study of an angel, which art historian Sir Kenneth Clark has called “the most beautiful in the world.” Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments in art and science find their common ground in his drawings, into which he poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative powers. Throughout his career, the Renaissance master experimented with various types ...

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AS Roma Helps Boston Bolts Youth Program

FC Boston - U18 Development Team

In late January, Italian soccer club AS Roma announced the expansion of its renowned youth soccer academy program to the United States. Selected among the seven elite U.S. soccer academies was also FC Greater Boston Bolts. “Player development in the United States continues to be a top priority for us,” said AS Roma president James Pallotta, who runs Boston-based Raptor Group Holdings. “We are confident this initiative will be great for the country and club and produce many star players of tomorrow.” Founded in 1986, FC Greater Boston Bolts is the oldest soccer club in Massachusetts, boasting a top level, ...

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Lisa Borgiani Brings her Branded Art to Boston


Italian artist Lisa Borgiani was recently hired by Cambridge-based CliniWorks to come up with a visual inspiration for the technology company. Mixing photography and painting, the Verona native captured the company’s core mission of digitizing clinical records by creating strings of data that weave into a spiraling tunnel. “It all comes to form a circle, the symbol of life,” said Borgiani. A few years back, the artist launched her “LuminousBrand Soul” project, in which she tries to encapsulate a company in a work of art. For more on Borgiani and her work, visit www.lisaborgiani.com.

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Consulate Scholastic Office Launches Italian Language App


Just a few months ago, Domenico Savio Teker, took the reins as the new Director of the Scholastic Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston. We have had the pleasure of meeting him quite a few times during events held by the Consulate and at the many projects and initiatives tied to Italian language and culture in and around Boston. Today we have a great opportunity to chat with the Professor, curious about one of his latest School initiatives and much more. Good afternoon and welcome to Boston Many thanks… What are we talking about today? Today we ...

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