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Mar 27
Elena Di Giovanni, University of Macerata (Italy), Professor of
Mar 29
Opening night:  Let Me Introduce You to Sophia. PLOT: Gabriele, a former rock band guitarist, is now the owner of a
Mar 30
(Director, Alessandro Aronadio, Comedy, 2018, 100 min.) Massimo, owner of a dilapidated bed and breakfast, is over-
Apr 04
(Director, Lisa Camillo, Documentary, 2018, 84 min.) A journey to expose the truth about NATO bombing ranges that have
Apr 05
(Director, Edoardo De Angelis, Drama, 2018, 96 min.) Maria lives day to day, without dreams or desires, as she ferries
Apr 06
(Director, Francesco Falaschi, Comedy, 2018, 92 min.) Arturo, a talented chef with a troubled past, is assigned to serve


Eliza Jermyn, a first-year student in the Italian Master's program, has been awarded the Frances & Sully Nesta Memorial Scholarship in support of intensive advanced language study and archival research on the Italian literary translator Fernanda Pivano. Michael Hayden, a first-year student pursuing dual degrees in the Swanson School of Engineering and the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Italian Room Committee Scholarship, part of the Nationality Rooms Scholarship program. He will use the scholarship to study Italian literature and culture this summer on the Pitt in Genoa program. Congratulazioni, Eliza e Michael!


Congratulations to French major Alison Chicott, and French minor Mahima Rajan, who have been awarded a Spring 2019 THINK Fellowship (Formerly Fall Brackenridge/Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Research Fellowships). This award comes in recognition of Alison's research project, "Assessing the Validity of the French Translation of the Computerized Revised Token Test". Mahima's project is "Bilingualism and its Effect on Number Talk Between Parents and Children". ...

Congratulations to Italian major and Italian Club President Mark D'Alesio, who has been named one of only 15 national Leadership Council Fellows by the National Italian American Foundation. Mark will travel to Washington, D.C. during NIAF's Gala Weekend (12-14 October) to participate in the first meeting of the Fellows; all of Mark's expenses for the weekend are paid by NIAF. The Fellows are described in the following way on NIAF's site: "The Program is intended for future leaders who self-identify as active in the Italian American community through their choice of study, their participation in the Italian Club, and their grass root efforts. The ideal candidate is active in Italian or Italian American issues or studies at their college or university."