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The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum

February 2020 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is excited to announce that applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian American...

No-Vacation Nation

February 2020 |
Italy is a country known for having long holidays and for making family a priority over work. Many Italians holiday for a month at a time – have you ever visited Italy in the month of August? The country is not alone. The European Union requires...

Paying homage to the bones of St. Valentine

February 2020 |
As we look forward to a new decade ahead, I'd  like to take some time to look back at some of my favorite articles over the years. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here is an article by Myra Robinson published in February 2015. Myra always...

Joe DiMaggio: How the Son of an Italian Fisherman Became the Symbol of American Baseball

February 2020 |
Quella dell’italoamericano Joe DiMaggio potrebbe essere una comune storia di italiani di fine XIX secolo: figlio di pescatori originari dell’Isole delle Femmine in provincia di Palermo emigrati in America alla ricerca di migliore fortuna, cresce in...

Mauro Giuliani

February 2020 |
Chitarrista, violoncellista e compositore, Mauro Giuliani iniziò i propri studi da bambino a Barletta, dove in seguito partecipò a vari concerti e pubblicò alcune opere. Poiché in Italia la musica strumentale non era coltivata o apprezzata quanto...

Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine

February 2020 |
The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in 1848 created an event that significantly shaped American history. The California Gold Rush brought people from all over the country to the western U.S. in hopes of striking it rich. A total...

Award-Winning Actor Danny Aiello Passed Away

January 2020 |
Award-winning actor Danny Aiello passed away at the age of 86 on December 12, 2019. He was highly regarded in the Italian American Community and was a former NIAF Gala Honoree. “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Danny Aiello,” said NIAF...

Italian Great Rocky Marciano Lived the American Dream

January 2020 |
Some historians have called the 1950s the greatest period of peace and prosperity in America. The decade represented a golden era of achievement, undergirded by an affirming age of simplicity when homespun, working values and patriotism were at an...

Italian Women of STEM

January 2020 |
The acronym STEM was established by the National Science Foundation in 2001 – rearranged from SMET – to represent Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A STEM education focuses on integrating these subjects into a wider curriculum to better...
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