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Current President & Operating Officer of NIAF, John M. Viola

A Conversation with NIAF President John M. Viola

The doors of the National Italian American Foun-dation (NIAF) opened up to current President & Operating Officer John M. Viola when he was 16...
Talent manager Zeno Pisani

Zeno Pisani: the Italian Manager of Hollywood

Zeno Pisani was meant to shine among the Hollywood stars. For more than 20 years he has been speeding across the roads of Beverly Hills, West...
Gigliola Staffilani. Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gigliola Staffilani and her parable to success

Gigliola Staffilani is the only Italian woman teaching full time pure mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Originally from...
Stefano Albertini, director of Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò. Photo courtesy of Casa Italiana Zerilli / Marimò

Stefano Albertini and the Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò

In the Greenwich Village, at 24 West 12th Street, beats the proud heart of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, the home of Italian Studies at New York...
Italian people who came to America fifty, sixty years ago had little knowledge of English. For survival reasons, the migrating groups started to develop their own mixed language called Pidgin.  Photo by Ruletkka

An excursus on the Italian-American language with Filomena Sorrentino

Imagine migrating to a land you don’t know the language of. This is the reality that millions of Italians have faced when they moved to the United...
The creator of the Fasting Mimicking Diet Valter Longo with Salvatore Caruso 110 years old, the oldest living man in Italy

Valter Longo and his elixir of longevity

If the idea of living longer has ever intrigued you, Valter Longo’s Fasting Mimicking Diet may be the secret. Associate Professor of Gerontology and...
Roberto Bonzo founder of Italians of Border quit his job at Reuters, in Italy, to become an entrepreneur multimedia storyteller touring around Italy as well ad abroad. Photo credit: Toni Fontana

Roberto Bonzio and his “Italiani di Frontiera”

“Trust your crazy ideas” is Roberto Bonzio’s motto. Founder of Italiani di Frontiera, or Italians of Border, the Italian journalist once decided to...
Laura Cadonati leads the LIGO data analysis team. LIGO is considered the largest and most ambitious project ever funded by The National Science Foundation (NSF)(Credit: Rob Felt)

Gravitational Waves Discovery: Italian Scientists in the Spotlight

It took us 100 years to prove all of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and the success comes as a result of the LIGO-Virgo international...
Dr. Antonio Bernardo  is a highly distinguished neurosurgeon and a pioneer of the use of 3D Technology in Neurosurgery

Italian Luminary Leads in Manhattan

The pioneer of the use of 3D Technology in Neurosurgery is Italian. Originally from Maddaloni, a small town in the province of Caserta, Italy in the...
Helen Bacigalupi, owner of Bacigalupi Vineyards

Bacigalupi Vineyards: an Italian-American success

Nestled in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley stand the historical Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes of Bacigalupi Vineyards. Growers Charles and...