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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

Vittorini Prize and Italian Showcase

A celebration of Italian Undergraduate Excellence

Date: 21 April 2015

Philadelphia: The World War I Years

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A book presentation and lecture by Peter John Williams. Visit http://philadelphiawwiyears.com for a preview.

Date: 23 April 2015

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

Mind and imagination: Brain Driven Bounded Creativity

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A seminar by Riccardo Viale, Professor of Methodology of Social Science at the Università di Milano - Bicocca, on "Brain Driven Bounded Creativity", bridging the humanities and neuroscience. A discussion on what the humanities can contribute to research in neuroscience will follow with the participation of Martha Farah, Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences and Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Society.

Date: 17 April 2015

Tutto parla di te: Difficult Maternity and Cinema

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A lecture by Stefania Benini, Lauro De Bosis Fellow - Harvard University, on Alina Marazzi and women, mothers and daughters, in Italian cinema. The lecture will be held in Italian.

Date: 15 April 2015