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Mark Chiusano will read from his collection of stories, Marine Park, on December 2, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the Calandra Institute.

Marine Park—in the far reaches of Brooklyn, virtually train-less and tourist-free—finds its literary chronicler in Mark Chiusano. Chiusano’s stories delve into family, boyhood, sports, drugs, love, and all the quirks of growing up in a tight-knit community on the edge of the city. In the tradition of Junot Díaz’s Drown, Stuart Dybek’s The Coast of Chicago, and Russell Banks’s Trailerpark, this is a poignant and piercing collection announcing the arrival of a distinct new voice in American fiction.


Assistant Director for Academic and Cultural Programs Rosangela Briscese introduces Kenyon Zimmer and Marcella Bencivenni before Zimmer's presentation of his new book, Immigrants Against the State.

Position opening: Student Psychological Counselor, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Click here for more information on this position and to apply.

Watch this beautiful video about the Summer study program in Calabria co-hosted by the University of Calabria and the Calandra Institute, Queens College, CUNY.

Click here to see photographs (courtesy Volney Fray) from the Calandra Institute's "An Evening in Lazio" event, held September 16 at Piccolo Fiore restaurant.

Click here to read about the traveling exhibit
"La Madonna Nera in Italy and Europe."

Calandra Institute's 2016 College Scholarship Handbook

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Calandra Institute's 2016 College Scholarship Handbook.

This directory provides information on well over one hundred scholarships available to Italian American students and students of Italian studies. Please be advised that the Calandra Institute does not provide additional scholarship information. Contact the sponsoring organization directly for more information.

Click here to view or download the pdf document.

The 2015 Italian Diaspora Studies Summer School with the Calandra Institute and the Università della Calabria. To see more images from this landmark program, click here.

Images from the annual Italian-American Day in Albany, New York, sponsored by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators.

Left: Associate Director of Administration, Calandra Institute, Rosaria Musco; Italics Producer and Correspondent Lucia Grillo; York College Professor and Interim Dean for Arts & Sciences Donna Chirico.

Right: State Senator David Carlucci; Donna Chirico; Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Call for Papers
Calandra Institute International Conference 2016
"Migrating Objects: Material Culture and Italian Identities"

Call for Applications for the Position of Editor of the Italian American Review

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