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  • John Marchi passed away last Saturday. In my opinion, he was among the best and the brightest and he deserves a place alongside New York City's other unblemished political heroes such as Fiorello LaGuardia and Mario Cuomo. He left us at a time when positive political role models for Italians, Italian Americans, and those who want to be, are becoming scarce. History repeats and our time is another one during which too many elected representatives are being exposed as disgraces of one sort or another. Even in the heat of battle, John Marchi demonstrated that the connection between disgrace and politics is not a given, and on the contrary that the connection between grace and Italianita is.
  • For Virgil’s Aeneas, Italy was “the land of our return”... The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s second annual conference addresses the theme of “return” during its three-day event (April 23–25, 2009)
  • Life & People
    Sara Capraro(February 17, 2009)
    The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and the Italian Cultural Institute presented a preview screening of the documentary film Mussolini, l’ultima notte (Mussolini: The Last Night). An interview with the director, screenwriter, and lead actor Ugo De Vita
  • Interview with Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (CUNY): "As an Italian in the US you were automatically identified as a Catholic; but then you were also a Jew, so a 'minority within a minority'..."
  • In Italians: Around the World in 80 Pizzas (Italians, Il giro del mondo in 80 pizze) Severgnini, the well-known "Corriere della Sera" journalist, meets “his” Italians abroad – the hungry and outspoken readers of his blog. They also wrote Italians: A Day in the World (Italians, una giornata nel mondo), 240 personal stories which all can be read and downloaded for free.
  • Facts & Stories
    Letizia Airos(November 11, 2008)
    The English translation of Italici is the fruit of a fortunate encounter between the Italian/American Digital Project and that side of Piero Bassetti’s multifaceted personality that led to the foundation of “Globus et Locus” 10 years ago...