News Archive

16 December 2014

The Fall 2014 semester is drawing to a close and taking the year with it. As we get ready for 2015, we'd like to invite you to follow us also in the coming spring semester. We keep collaborating with institutions and foundations across the globe and working to grow our network of Italians and Italics so that we may keep promoting Italian culture with great events open to the Penn and to the Philadelphia community at large, and reaching far beyond. You can find a record of our past activities on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/italian.at.penn. Join us! 

5 December 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to study the Italian language and culture, history and art history, living and breathing Italian life in one of the most magical cities in the world. Applications to Penn-in-Venice 2015 are now open and can be accessed here. The program, which will run from May 30 to July 11, was created for Penn students but is open also to applicants from other universities. 

24 November 2014

If you think you may be interested in pursuing a career in education, and specifically in teaching English as a foreign language around the globe or teaching Italian in the US. We have a deal for you. 

26 September 2014

Among the many resources that make life at Penn richer and more interesting, the French Italian Graduate Society is a student-run organization that represents graduate students in French and Italian. FIGS plans monthly meetings on topics of shared professional and academic interest, and organizes the annual FIGS Conference. Would you like to join them? Keep informed of their activities? Click here for contacts.

26 September 2014

Get your Diploma CILS (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language) at Penn! Put you Italian to practical use! Under an agreement between the University of Pennsylvania and the University for Foreigners in Siena, Italy, the CILS (Certificate of Italian as

12 September 2014

The University is currently receiving applications for its three-year Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity. The application deadline is September 30, 2014, with fellowships starting July 1, 2015.

For full details, visit the page of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, http://www.upenn.edu/research/postdocs_students/postdoctoral_fellowships...

12 September 2014

The University is currently receiving applications for its three-year Post-Doctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity. The application deadline is September 30, 2014, with fellowships starting July 1, 2015.

For full details, visit the page of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, http://www.upenn.edu/research/postdocs_students/postdoctoral_fellowships...

9 September 2014

In October, the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will participate in Ciao Philadelphia, a month-long celebration of Italian culture that will include a great variety of events from academic and community institutions as well as from commercial venues, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia.

2 July 2014

The School of Arts and Sciences has awarded Peter Lesnik a H.Clifford Fellowship for 2014-2015. Congratulations Peter!

25 June 2014

Andrea Gazzoni has been awarded a William and Imelde Della Valle Langebartel Fellowship for 2013-2014. Congratulations!

25 June 2014

There's a new publication of great interest for Italianists, the international online journal gender/sexuality/italy. The current issue includes an article by Stefania Benini, "Reframing Italy: New Trends in Italian Women's Filmmaking".

16 June 2014

Fabio Finotti has been elected President of the National Italian Committee for the publication of Antonio Fogazzaro's works. The election recognizes him as one of the foremost Italian Fogazzaro scholars. Read about it in Italian in Il gazzettino

23 May 2014

The Italian Division and Center for Italian Studies are pleased to announce that Fabio Finotti has been elected to a 2-year term as representative of Faculty Constituency #7 (SAS/ Classical Studies, Germanic Languages and Literatures, Romance Languages, Slavic Languages and Literatures) of the Senate Executive Committee and the University Council.

2 May 2014

Research funds for projects in any field related to Italian Studies are an important resource provided by the Center for Italian Studies to students and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania to support research in Italy.

2 May 2014

We congratulate graduate student Marco Lepore and lecturer Rita Pasqui on their Teaching Awards! Here pictured with Eva Del Soldato, Alessandra Mirra, and Marina Della Putta Johnston.

30 April 2014

Italian graduate student Andrew Korn has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Fellowship with the Penn Humanities Forum for the 2014-2015 academic year.  He will participate in the biweekly Mellon Research Seminar on Color, PHF's topic for next year, with his project "Body, Brain, and Color between Antonioni's Red Desert and Zabriskie Point". Congratulations Andrew!

17 April 2014

[photo of Xiomaro]We congratulate Dr. Lillyrose Veneziano Broccia and her family for their special new addition. Little Xiomaro joined big brother Zenoby last Monday, April 14. Ben arrivato!

17 April 2014

[image of Prof. Benini]Prof. Stefania Benini, Undergraduate Chair of Italian, has won Harvard's prestigious Lauro de Bosis Postdoctoral Fellowship aimed at supporting research in any aspect of Italian culture, history, and society.

11 April 2014

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and under Alessandra Mirra's coordination, our graduate students are working very hard and  very successfully to promote the teaching of Italian in k-12 Philadelphia schools. Comments from teachers and students at the schools they visited have been wonderful. Read some of their thank you notes here.

27 March 2014

Michael Edwards has been awarded a Critical Writing Graduate Teaching Fellowship for 2014-2015. This honor is a testament to Michael's accomplishments as a teacher and writer. Congratulations Michael!