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    October 2017


 

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Cari italiani e cari amici dell'Italia,

Ottobre, Italian Heritage Month, è per tutti noi italiani e italo-americani il mese in cui celebriamo con rinnovato orgoglio le nostre comuni radici. La cerimonia ufficiale di inaugurazione avrà luogo il 2 ottobre alle 6pm presso la State House. Siete tutti invitati a partecipare!
 
Troverete qui sotto un link per il calendario dove sono riportate tutte le molteplici iniziative che caratterizzano questa XVIII edizione dell'Italian Heritage Month. Vi ricordo che quest'anno la parata del Columbus Day avrà luogo domenica 8 ottobre con partenza alle ore 13 dalla Boston City Hall Plaza per arrivare fino all'italianissimo quartiere del North End!
 
Tra i vari eventi vi segnalo anche quelli collegati alla Settimana della lingua italiana tra cui in particolare la sesta edizione del Salvemini Colloquium presso il CES di Harvard che sarà dedicato al grande direttore d'orchestra Arturo Toscanini. Questo sarà un mese particolarmente ricco per tutti i melomani, con la Tosca di Puccini che andrà in scena presso il Boston Lyric Opera (13-22 ottobre) e la prestigiosa Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia che terrà un concerto a Boston il 22 ottobre. Inoltre, i più attenti alle questioni politiche ed economiche non potranno mancare l'incontro con Romano Prodi il 4 ottobre ad Harvard!
 
Buona lettura a tutti e spero parteciperete numerosi ai vari eventi.
Nicola De Santis
 
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Dear Italians  and dear friends of Italy,
 
October, Italian Heritage Month, is for all Italians and Italian American s the month during which we celebrate with renewed pride our common roots. The official ceremony of the inauguration will take place October 2nd at the State House. You are all welcome to join!!
 
You will find here below the link for the calendar with many initiatives for the XVIII edition of the Italia Heritage Month. I remind you that this year the Columbus Day Parade will take place Sunday October 8th  beginning at 1pm from Boston City Hall Plaza to get to the finish line in the North End, our Little Italy of Boston!
 
Among the many events I wish to point out those connected with the Week of the Italian language and in particular the sixth edition of the Salvemini Colloquium at the CES at Harvard which will be dedicated to the great orchestra director Arturo Toscanini. This will be a month particularly rich for music lovers with Puccini's Tosca playing at the Boston Lyric Opera (October 13-22) and the prestigious Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia performing in Boston on October 22nd. Furthermore, those interested in political and economic issues cannot miss the conference with Romano Prodi on October 4th at Harvard!
 
Happy reading and I hope you will partake at the various initiatives!
Nicola De Santis




Award for Italian researchers and startuppers operating abroad 

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The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has instituted the second annual Award for Italian researchers and startuppers operating abroad.

The award includes two categories:
  • The "Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award" to recognize an eminent Italian scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made a remarkable contribution to the advancement of science and technology, thus improving Italy's S&T relations with foreign countries and International Organizations;
  • The "Innovation that speaks Italian" award to recognize the highly innovative value of technology Startups, operating abroad and founded by Italian citizens.
The deadline for applications is  October 30, 2017.
The award, which consists of a medal and a diploma from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, will be given in Rome, Italy, on February 5, 2018 during the Conference of Italian Scientific Attachés.

October  - November  | XVII Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo - 2017 
XVII Settimana della Lingua Italiana

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For more information visit -  www.usicboston.it
 
NEW ENGLAND ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2017


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Wednesday, October 4 | 4:15pm-6:00pm | Center for European Studies Harvard | 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
A Conversation with Romano Prodi, 52nd Prime Minister of Italy and 10th President of the European Commission

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Dante Roscini
Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Co-Chair, European Economic Policy Forum, CES, Harvard University; Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University

Hans-Helmut Kotz
Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University; Member of the Executive Board (2002-2010), Deutsche Bundesbank

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Friday, October 6-7 |10:00-7:00pm|Boston University | Pardee School of Global Studies | 121 Bay State Road, Boston 
First Conference on Albert Hirschman's Legacy: Theory & Practice


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Monday October 9 | 10:00am | Dante Alighieri Cultural Center | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
"Christopher Columbus Day" in Cambridge

October 13-22 | 5:00pm | Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre| 219 Tremont Street, Boston
Puccini Tosca

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Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Music by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
A co-production between Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Omaha

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Featuring Elena Stikhina, Jonathan Burton, Daniel Sutin and James Maddalena

Conductor David Stern

Stage Director Crystal Manich
Set Designer Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Designer Deborah Newhall
Lighting Designer Paul Hackenmueller

Monday, October 16 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.| Mandel G03 (auditorium) | 415 South Street, Waltham
Italy Calls Africa: Rhymes and Images Across the Mediterranean
 
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Tuesday, October 17 | 7:00pm-9:00pm | Department of Romance Languages - Boston College | Lyons Hall | Room 316 | 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Il Circolo Italiano di Boston presenta Victor Carrabino Il Risorgimento Italiano: "Una Restaurata Vita Morale"

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Lo spirito liberale e nazionale che aleggia in Italia nell'Ottocento, ed i principi già affermati per l'umanità dalla Rivoluzione Francese, anche di derivazione illuministica, come l'eguaglianza,  libertà e fraterrnità, danno  vita ad un fenomeno  importante della vita civile e politica italiana: Il Risorgimento. È una "restaurata vita morale", una graduale riconquista di un'identità nazionale.   Quattro figure risorgimentali di spicco sono Giuseppe Mazzini, Vittorio Emanuele II, Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour e Giuseppe Garibaldi. Ognuno di loro parte con un'idea politica, spesso anche  contradittoria, per promuovere l'unificazione e una rinascita italiana. Sebbene molto inchiostro sia stato versato su quest'argomento e vari sono stati gli approcci, tuttavia l'Unità d'Italia non riuscì ad unire il popolo italiano. L'Italia fu divisa in due, un'Italia del Nord e un'Italia del Sud. Questa visione regionalista sostiene la tesi che il Risorgimento rimane tuttora una storia controversa.

Victor Carrabino è Professore Emeritus della Florida State University e al presente Visiting Professor a Wheaton College. Ha pubblicato articoli e libri,i fra quali The Power of Myth and LIterature in Film e Alain Robbe-Grillet and the Phenomenological Novel ed è Contributing Editor presso The Pirandello Society of America fra le altre sue attività.


Wednesday, October 18 | 5:30pm-7:00pm | CES Lower Level Conference Room| 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and Culture presents - Toscanini: Musician of Conscience


Harvey Sachs
Writer and Music Historian; Faculty Member, Curtis Institute of Music

Writer and music historian Harvey Sachs explores the legacy of Arturo Toscanini - the man who was, arguably, the most influential classical performing musician of the twentieth century. This lecture will be based on Sachs's recently published book, Toscanini: Musician of Conscience, a new biography that replaces his 1978 biography of the famed Italian conductor. It is an account not only of Toscanini's work and its impact but also of his turbulent personal life and his principled stand against Fascism.

About
Named in honor of the Italian anti-fascist historian Gaetano Salvemini, who spent much of his career as a professor in the Harvard department of history, this annual lecture is co-sponsored with the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and aims to foster a spirit of intellectual inquiry into Italian history within the Harvard community and beyond. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Gaetano Salvemini's death.

A reception will follow the lecture from 7-8 p.m. in the CES Atrium.
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October 22- November 3 | 6:30PM | Boston Center for Jewish Culture | 18 Phillips Street, Boston
The Frank Denota personal exhibition 

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for information lyane@vilnashul.org
Phone: 617-523-2324
Mobile: 781-771-3688

Sunday, October 22 | 5:00pm | Symphony Hall Boston |301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Sir Antonio Pappano Music Director & Conductor Martha Argerich piano soloist

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Wednesday, October 25 | 6:30PM | Italian Consulate In Boston | 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
Presentation  by Donna Franca  of her book  "Pride and Perseverance: a Story of Love and Courage, my Recipe for Success" 

Franca Franzaroli was born and raised in Rome, Italy. She received her teaching degree from the Magistero University in Rome where she was trained as a Montessori teacher, and taught third grade in an all-girls school before marrying and moving to Boston in 1955.
 
Pride and Perseverance is the story of my life. It begins with my childhood during the Second World War, when I came to understand the meaning of privation and terror with German occupation and the Allied bombings of Rome, the city where I was born. It then follows my formative years in Italy - what I learned in and out of school, especially what my extended family taught me about being resourceful and productive. Thus, in relating the humble traditions of my grandparents and, moreover, the strong heritage of my mother and father, who left their good farming families in Tuscany for a better life in Rome, my story is about what made me the person I am today, along with my pride in being Italian.
 
It is also about my perseverance -- in my personal and professional life. I narrate both my triumphs and hardships in the U.S. as the twenty-two year old bride of an American GI, and later as the mother of four children; and I recount how I turned negative circumstances into positive outcomes through determination and hard work. As one of the few successful female tour operators in the highly competitive travel industry, I had to set ambitious goals and prove myself time and again, while maintaining my integrity and providing an outstanding quality of service to all my clients. Sharing with them my passion for Italy -- either as their first exposure to my country, or as their reconnection with their own Italian roots -- has become one of my proudest achievements.
 
Finally, my story expresses an abiding belief that facing challenges and hardships can only strengthen our character and discipline us to become confident in our abilities and help us to actualize the successful, strong individual within each of us. And as a special "gift" to my readers, every chapter of my book includes a truly authentic Italian recipe based on my own culinary creations and the expertise of the many chefs I have met in my travels throughout the regions of Italy. It is my hope that readers will enjoy "la cucina italiana" with a hearty "Buon appetito"!


When: Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 - from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where: MassChallenge, 23 Drydock Avenue, Boston
What: Pitch Battle bringing together European startups and startups from MasschallengeFREE event, followed by networking
This event will bring together some of the most promising European young entrepreneurs (including winners of the  NETVA 2017 competition) and brilliant entrepreneurs from MassChallenge, to face off with their 90 seconds ELEVATOR PITCH. 
Feel free to join this opportunity to develop a growing network across the Atlantic. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
4:00 PM: Welcome
4:15 PM: Opening Words
4:30 PM *** GAME 1 *** TEAM USA n°1 vs TEAM EUROPE n°1
4:45 PM *** Half Time *** Vote for your favorite pitch!
5:00 PM *** GAME 2 *** TEAM EUROPE n°2 vs TEAM USA n°2
5:15 PM *** End *** Vote for your favorite pitch! - Cash prize awaits winners!
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM *** Networking ***
 Each people in the audience will be able to vote for their favorite participant. Come join us for what promises to be an incredible opportunity to engage with European and International entrepreneurs in a fun and dynamic environment!
ENTRANCE AT 23 DRYDOCK AVENUE - 6th floor

This event will be held at MassChallenge's headquarters in the vibrant Boston's Innovation District. Their dedicated team continues to support entrepreneurship and innovation all over the world, and their headquarters in Boston has reinvigorated and empowered the global entrepreneurship ecosystem


Friday, October 27-28-29 | 6:00pm / 6:30pm | Wellesley College Cinema | Wellesley College | 106 Central Street - Wellesley
Italian Cinema in Historical and Intercultural Contexts


Friday, October 27 | 8:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge
Utopia and Memory - Women Poets of the Italian Renaissance

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Tuesday, October 31 | 4:15pm-6:00pm | Center for European Studies Harvard | 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
The Economic and Monetary Union After the EU Election Cycle: The Way Forward

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Marco Buti
Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

European Economic Policy Forum: The Economic and Monetary Union After the EU Election Cycle: The Way Forward

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Dont miss it! Friday November 17 | 6:00-8:00pm | Continuum Headquarters | 21 Drydock Avenue #410w, Boston 
The Gala of The Patrons of The Italian Language

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SAVE THE DATE - Sunday, November 5|7:00pm|
The Regent Theatre | 7 Medford Street, Arlington

Francesco De Gregory USA & Canada tour 2017

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SAVE THE DATE: Various dates and locations during the month of November - Nov. 9th,12th and 20th.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival presents: 
Screening of Lasciati Andare "Let yourself Go" directed by Francesco Amato

The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media.Throughout the year, the Festival engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and culture.

In this screwball comedy, psychoanalyst Dr. Elia Venezia (Toni Servillo,  The Great Beauty ) is long separated from his wife - but she lives in the apartment next door, does his laundry, and cooks his meals. When his doctor insists he begin exercising, Elia meets Claudia, a feisty and uninhibited personal trainer. 
His methodical and regulated life is swept into chaos as he finds himself letting go of more than just a few extra pounds.

Showings
  • Coolidge Corner Theatre Thu, Nov 9 9:15 PM
  • JCC Riemer-Goldstein Theater Sun, Nov 12 12:00 PM
  • The Center for the Arts in Natick Mon, Nov 20 7:30 PM

Let's Learn Italian-Impariamo L'italiano! - 
Are You Interested In Studying Italian?


Welcome to our Italian classes. Are you ready for an exciting and rewarding ten weeks studying the most beautiful language in the world? Our Italian  Level 1 classes are designed for beginners and Level 2 for more experienced speakers and readers of Italian. Classes are taught by native Italian speakers and will include a variety of communicative activities, short readings and and written exercises. During the ten weeks of study, participants will also study cultural aspects of Italy and its people.

ScheduleClasses are conducted in the evening from 6:30 -8:00 PM. Day classes and private lessons can be arranged.
Tuition: $250 for ten session (Total 150 Hours).
Location: C.A.S.IT., Inc., 37 Water St., Unit 4, Wakefield, MA 01880
Information and Registration: Call Steve (781) 640-3637; smaio@casit.org

C.A.S.IT Inc. (Centro Attivita scholastiche Italiane) is under the auspices of   the Consul General of  Italy, Boston.
37 Water St-Unit #4
Wakefield, MA 01880
Office Phone (781) 224-0532
casit_inc@casit.

Scuola Italiana del Sabato - PIB per bambini di Boston e del New England

La scuola, fondata 2 anni fa, insegna ad oltre 70 bambini tra i 3 e i 12 anni, divisi in 5 classi basate sull'età e sul livello di comprensione lessico/grammaticale di ciascuno; è l'unica in New England a tenere, di sabato, esclusivamente corsi full immersion in italiano e per questo accetta solo bambini che già conoscono l'italiano. La Scuola offre anche uno spazio-gioco  
per bambini di 2 anni di eta'

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Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (JICMS)

Founded and edited by Professor Flavia Laviosa (Wellesley College, USA) in 2012 and published by Intellect (UK), JICMS is the only English-language academic journal representing a forum for theoretical, methodological and critical debate on Italian film and media production, distribution, and reception. The journal enters the international publishing world as a platform for dialogue between academics, filmmakers, and cinema and media professionals. The journal includes critical articles, book and film reviews, notes on Italian film festivals, and a special section on independent filmmakers.

The journal dedicates a special issue  (Volume 4:2, 2016), edited in collaboration with Massimo Mascolo, to the historic and artistic celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of the David di Donatello Awards (1956-2016) with testimonials, reflections, and interviews with the following professionals in the Italian film industry: Gian Luigi Rondi, Giuliano Montaldo, Nicola Piovani, Paolo e Vittorio Taviani, Giuseppe Tornatore, Ennio Morricone, Emilia De Sica, Carlo Verdone, Giuseppe Battiston, Aldo Signoretti, Dino Trappetti, Luca Bigazzi, Francesca Calvelli and Paola Cortellesi. This special issue also includes several articles and the reviews of the films: Gian Luigi Rondi: Vita, Cinema, Passione di (Giorgio Treves, 2014); 50 Anni di David, 1956-2006, La storia per immagini (Massimo Mascolo, 2006); e La Grande Bellezza (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013).
 
This publication was made possible thanks to the collaboration with the Accademia del Cinema Italiano and generous support of Wellesley College

Accademia della Cucina Italiana
Commitment and Research for the protection of the traditions of Italian cuisine

Goethe disse "dimmi con chi vai e ti diro chi sei, e se so di cosa ti occupi sapro che cosa vuoi diventare".
 
L'Accademia Italiana della Cucina, ha lo scopo di identificare ristoranti italiani e di accertarne la qualita.
La qualita del cibo non puo essere isolata dalla qualita dell'ambiente, dal servizio, dalla conoscenza e gentilezza del personale. In sintesi, la vera esperienza italiana a tavola composta da tutti quegli elementi che contribuiscono a rendere la colazione un evento culturale e non una attivita mangiereccia, lo scopo non e' di sfamarsi bensi di ricordare odori e sapori autentici di una storia millenaria se pure in evoluzione. Gli Accademici condividono l'amore per la buona tavola e per la sana conversazione, l'Accademia riprende il pensiero di Goethe almeno nella sua prima parte tanto da celebrare lo stare insieme e nutrirne insegnamento. Al ristoratore, dedichiamo la seconda parte del pensiero di Goethe pertanto ci poniamo la domanda - di cosa si occupa principalmente il cuoco? Se si occupa della cucina allora l'amore per gli ingredienti e come innovarli rispettando la storia e la classicita della cucina Italiana, diventa l'attivita primaria. Tutto il resto e' business o peggio fuffa. I cuochi nel Medioevo erano organizzati e rappresentavano la propria gerarchia, con Enrico IV di Francia la gerarchia era stata suddivisa in aree di competenza con i "maestri chef, cuochi e porte chapes" dedicati a organizzare pranzi di nozze. Questi chef, alla fine del loro apprendistato avevano il compito di offrire 6 libbre di carne o pesce a ciascun membro della Confraternita e riceverne la critica. 

Consulate General of Italy in Boston

Tel. 617-722-9201 - Fax 617-722-9407

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