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CILS Certificate of Italian as Foreign Language

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Register by April 30!

Get your Diploma CILS (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language) at Penn! Put your 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 a Foreign Language) has been activated at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015 the exams will be held June 11 and December 3. The deadline to register for the upcoming June 11 exam is April 30.

Click here for details.

Congratulations Marco Lepore!

Roberto Bazlen

Marco Lepore is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Penfield Fellowship awarded to students in “diplomacy, international affairs, and belles-lettres” whose research requires travel abroad. Marco received the fellowship to complete his dissertation research on Italian writer and critic Roberto Bazlen. Congratulations!

ISSNAF Award for the Humanities 2015

ISSNAF and laFondazioneNY are pleased to announce the 2015 Award for the Humanities. The competition is open to all Italian researchers born after April 1970 and working primarily in the USA and Canada in the field of Cinema Studies and the Performing Arts. Please read on for all information.

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Upcoming Events

Opera Workshop: Early Twentieth-Century Opera and the New Cinematic Medium

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Christin Thomas, Yale University, will discuss the response of the early twentieth-century opratic world to the rise of the new cinematic medium.

Date: 1 May 2015

Racconti

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Jonathan Galassi and Fabio Finotti present Alain Elkann's latest book, Racconti (Bompiani 2014), in conversation with the author.

Date: 2 October 2015

Recent Events

Philadelphia: The World War I Years

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A book presentation and lecture by Peter John Williams. Read on or visit http://philadelphiawwiyears.com for a preview.

Date: 23 April 2015

Vittorini Prize and Italian Showcase

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A celebration of Italian Undergraduate Excellence in lasting tribute to Professor Domenico Vittorini organized in collaboration with the America Italy Society of Philadelphia and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. Read on for the full program.

Date: 21 April 2015