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Italian Heritage Celebration Events at RCC

Italian Heritage Celebration Events at RCC

Calendar of 2016 Italian Heritage Celebration

Italian Heritage Celebration
all events are free and open to the public

Tuesday, October 18 • Noon - 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse
Discussion about Antonin Scalia
An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 until his recent passing in 2016, Scalia has been described as the intellectual of the conservative wing of the Supreme Court. Presenter: Professor Ritsatos, Social & Behavioral Science

Thursday, October 20 • 3-3:30 pm
Academic II, 2315
Il Palio
Discussion of the world renowned horse race which takes place twice a year in Siena, a region of Tuscany. This discussion will be enhanced by images and video. Presenter: Professor Tarsia, Foreign Languages.

Tuesday, October 25 • 12:30-1:30
Student Union, 3101
Spumoni Ice Cream
Enjoy a demonstration of how to make homemade Spumoni Ice Cream, a delicious Italian dessert. Presenters: Mila Voltchok & Wendy Gordon, Hospitality and Tourism

Thursday, October 27 • 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Technology Center, 8322
Book Discussion: The Neapolitan Novels
Focus on My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante in this discussion of The Neapolitan Novels, a series of four best-selling novels. Presenter: Professor Tarsia, Foreign Languages.

Tuesday, November 1 • 3-4pm
Academic II, 2315
Musical Notes: History of the Sistine Choir
The Sistine Choir is one of the oldest choirs in the world, founded in 314-325. It is still serving the liturgies in the Vatican as well as giving concerts. The discussion will be enhanced with videos and music. Presenter: Prof. M. Liberace, Philosophy & Religious Studies.

Thursday, November 3 • 3 - 4 pm
Academic II, Room 2315
Lipari & Le isole Eolie
Learn the reasons why an archipelago of islands located north of the Sicilian coast are becoming a popular destination for tourists. Presenter: Joan Asch, Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Tuesday, November 15 • Noon - 2 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse
Movie: My Italian Secret, the Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust
The untold story of cycling idol Gino Bartali, Dr. Giovan­ni Borromeo, and the other courageous Italians who carried out ingenious schemes to rescue Jews, partisans, and refugees from Nazi-occupied Italy. Presenter: Professor Fey, Professor Emeritus, English.

Thursday, November 17 • 3 - 4pm
Academic II, 2315
Il Volo, Live from Pompeii a concert on DVD
Watch this trio of young, handsome and talented Italian men who won the world-famous Sanremo Music Festival in 2015. In this video you will see and hear Gianluca, Pietro, and Ignazio, in a live concert at the ruins of Pompeii. Presenter: Professor Tarsia, Foreign Language.