Welcome to the Calandra Institute!


 



Images from the 2016 Holiday Party of the Calandra Community Book Club. If you are interested in joining us to read and discuss works of fiction by Italian American authors, please contact Siân Gibby at sian.gibby@qc.cuny.edu.


Study Italian Diaspora Culture
in Calabria through a Unique Summer Program

This three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) is now in its third edition. The Seminar takes place June 12–30, 2017 and is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects responding to the materials covered in the series of seminars in literature, film, and the social sciences. All participants will engage in a special research project.

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar is open to graduate students (doctorate; advanced MA students may be considered) and professors from colleges and universities worldwide. This is a collaborative program between the University of Calabria and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute/Queens College of The City University of New York. Professors from these two institutions and others will comprise the teaching faculty for the three weeks.

Cost of room, board, and tuition (6 UniCal credit hours): $3,000. Air and ground travel are additional. Click here for the application form, and click here for more information on the program schedule and faculty.

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017.



Marcia M. Gallo, center, with Calandra's Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri and Assistant Director for Academic and Public Programs Rosangela Briscese before Gallo's riveting talk about her recent book "No One Helped": Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy, Thursday, December 1, 2016.


Calandra Institute staffers celebrate at the ILICA Gala October 28, 2016.



New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Celebrates Forty Years of Italian Heritage and Culture in America. The Calandra Institute's Dean Anthony Tamburri was one of four honorees at the event held Wednesday, October 26, at Pace University. Auguri to our Dean. (Left to right: Thomas P. DiNapoli; Carolyn Reres; Dean Tamburri; Cav. Joseph Sciame.)



Auguri to the Calandra Institute's Director for Academic and Public Programs Dr. Joseph Sciorra for being made a Fellow of the American Folklore Society. Also congratulations on Dr. Sciorra's book Built With Faith winning the Italian American Studies Association 2016 Book Award.


Friends visit from far and near: Roberto Frangione, Deputy Consul General, Italian Consulate; Simone Baldelli, Vice Chairman of Italy's House of Representatives; Anthony J. Tamburri, Dean, Calandra Institute; Dr. Joseph Sciorra, Director for Academic and Cultural Programs, Calandra Institute; (seated) Chiara Saulle, Vice Consul, Italian Consulate; Rosaria Musco, Associate Director of Administration, Calandra Institute.


Participants at Calandra's first "Writers Read" event of the semester, Rabbit Ears: TV Poems, edited by Joel Allegretti. Readers George Guida, Stephen Massimilla, Michael Palma, Maria Terrone, John J. Trause, and Angelo Verga read their own poems from the collection as well as those of other poets not present.


Announcing the new film and digital media review editor of
Italian American Review
 
We are happy to announce that JoAnne Ruvoli will be serving as the film and digital media review editor of the Italian American Review beginning January 2017.
 
Dr. Ruvoli's academic training and interests include American literary traditions, film and gender studies, as well as Italian American studies. She received her Ph.D. in American literature with an interdepartmental concentration in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011. She currently teaches at Ball State University, in Indiana. She has extensive editorial experience, having worked as Assistant Editor at the fiction journal Other Voices. We are delighted to welcome her to the IAR.

Representing the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, York College, and CUNY at the Annual Italian American State Legislators Conference in Albany, New York: Professor Fred Gardaphé; Dean Donna Chirico; Orsula Akawang; Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri.