Lazio is a region of central Italy bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea, traversed by the waters of the Tiber River, and characterized by mountains and verdant hills that slope down to the coast. It is the cradle of occidental civilization and Christian culture, a historic place of lakes and legends, of thermal spas and ancient roads. Its capital is Rome, Italy's largest and most beloved city.
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is the most renowned academic institution outside of Italy that is devoted to study of the Italian diaspora. Founded in 1979, the Calandra Institute engages in extensive academic research, counseling services, and demographic studies; oversees student internships and study abroad curricula; and produces public programming from seminars to television and online media. These key points of the Institute's mission serve as the foundation for all its endeavors. In recent years the Institute has produced significant new scholarship in these areas of Italian American studies and established initiatives in the United States, Calabria, and Umbria, as well as fostering ongoing partnerships with faculty and researchers from other universities in Italy. As a result, the Institute is situated at the forefront of Italian diaspora studies. The Calandra Institute invites you to celebrate these achievements and the exciting possibilities of the future.
REGINA DECICCO will perform stand-up comedy.
Job Opening: ITALICS. Click here to read the vacancy notice for the job of Broadcast Associate at Calandra's online news magazine.
Job Opening: Calandra Institute. Click here to read the vacancy notice for the job of Administrative Coordinator at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.
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.
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.