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Special Events to Celebrate Italian Heritage and Culture


DATE: March 12, 2015

CONTACT: Maralin Roffino



Special Events to Celebrate Italian Heritage and Culture

free and open to the public

Ramapo, NY—Please join us at Rockland Community College’s 2015 special events in Celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture. * To pre-register for events or for additional information please contact:


Tuesday, March 31 • 3-4 pm

Academic II, Room 2315

Great Cathedral Mystery

View the PBS documentary about the iconic dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, which was engineered and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.


Tuesday, April 14 • 3 - 4 pm
Academic II, Room 2315

The Risorgimento - The Italian Unification
A lecture by Prof. Dino Ritsatos, Professor of History and Social Sciences, on the Italian Unification.


Thursday, April 16 • 12:30 pm

Technology Center, Room 8322
Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiling

Prof. Josephine Tarsia will do a presentation about Ross King’s book, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling.


Monday, April 20 • 1 - 1:50 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Politics, Passion & Poison:
Women & Strategies of Power in the Ancient World

Lecture by Prof. Bruce Delfini, Professor of History and Social Sciences.


Thursday, April 23 • 1:30-2:45 pm

CAC, Faculty Dining Room

Important Italian Women of the late Medieval and Renaissance Period

Dr. Jack Lynch, Italian Heritage Association of Long Island, will show 60-70 images and discuss the 14th century’s concept of the “ideal woman” in Italian culture.


Tuesday, April 28 • 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Fieldhouse, Arena

Bocce Ball Tournament

Play an ancient game of the Roman Empire, as did emperors, generals, poets, sculptors, scientists and people from all stations of life. *Pre-registration required. Prizes awarded.


Thursday, April 30 • 12:30 - 1:20 pm

CAC, Black Box Theater

Music of Italy: A Serenade
Sentite! Favorite Italian Arias and Neapolitan songs presented by Erica Kaplan, Performing Arts Faculty. Slides and lecture with special guest artist Christina Schaudel.


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