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The Calandra Institute hosted a commemorative event on the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire; a panel discussion dealt with the reverberations of the tragedy more than 100 years later.
Marie-Helene Bertino's debut novel "2AM at the Cat's Pajamas" was a critical and audience success; she came to the Institute to read from her funny and affecting book and to chat with Calandra's Rosangela Briscese about the writing of it and her Italian-American upbringing.
This latest episode of Italics focuses on Italian-American women in the public eye. Kay Turner (The New School) and Chris Cuomo (University of Georgia) discuss Madonna, the “Material Girl,” as an Italian-American woman. Valerie Smaldone, one of America’s favorite voices, talks about her career as a media personality and entrepreneur, and about women in the media.
The Carlo Bellini Dissertation Fellowship
On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations calls for applications for the Carlo Bellini Dissertation Fellowship. The Fellowship will be offered every second year to a doctoral student (D.M.L.; Ed.D.; Ph.D.) writing a dissertation on a topic pertinent to Italy and its relationship to any aspect of the Italian diaspora in the United States. The winner of the Fellowship will be awarded at least $5,000 for the one-year program.
Students enrolled in a doctoral degree program at a not-for-profit U.S. university recognized by any of the regional accreditation agencies are eligible. Applicable fields of study may include but are not limited to the following: anthropology, art history, cinema, history, linguistics, literature, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, etc.
The winner of the Fellowship will be announced in the spring semester for the subsequent academic year. On completion of the program, the Fellow will deliver a lecture on his or her research before the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations and invited guests.
Read the press release and download the fellowship application form below.
Study Italian Diaspora Culture In Calabria through a Unique Summer Program