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Italian Heritage

Italian Heritage Month 2017

 

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. For pre-registration events and more information contact jasch@sunyrockland.edu.

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October

Monday, October 16, 2017  •  3:00 - 3:45 pm
Academic II, Room 2315

Don Bosco, patron saint of teachers
Don Bosco dedicated his life to improving the lives of disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a radical concept in the 19th century.

Presenter: Professor Cori Cobb, Social & Behavioral Science


Tuesday, October 17, 2017  •  Noon - 1:30 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

The Medici
The famous Medici family attained wealth and power through its success in commerce and banking. The family’s support of the arts and humanities made Florence the cradle of the Renaissance.

Presenter: Professor Ritsatos, Social & Behavioral Science


Thursday, October 19, 2017  •  3:00 - 3:30 pm
Academic II, Room 2315

Antonio Meucci
Meucci was an Italian inventor who developed the first human voice communication device that he called the “telettrofono.” After falling into bankruptcy, he was unable to pay the fee to maintain the patent on his invention and is seldom given the credit for inventing the first telephone.

Presenter: Professor Tarsia, Foreign Languages


Tuesday, October 24, 2017  •  12:30 - 1:30 pm
Student Union, Kitchen, Room 3101

Olive Oil & Orange Cake
Are you hungry? Professor Gordon will teach us how to make a delicious Olive Oil & Orange Cake, and will present various kinds of olive oil for tasting.

Pre-registration required: call Joan Asch, 845-574-4331.

Presenter: Professor Gordon, Hospitality


Thursday, October 26, 2017  •  3:00 - 3:50 pm
Technology Center, Room 8322

La Bella Lingua, My Love Affair with Italian, The World’s Most Enchanting Language
Dianne Hales writes the story of her decades-long experience with “the world’s most loved and lovable language” together with explorations of Italy’s history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle, and food.

Presenter: Professor Tarsia, Foreign Languages


Tuesday, October 31, 2017  •  3:00 - 4:00 pm
Academic II, Room 2315

Umbria: Home of Luca Signorelli
Luca Signorelli was an Italian Renaissance painter known for his mastery of the human form and his use of foreshortening. The large frescoes in the cathedral of Orvieto, in the region of Umbria, are considered his masterpiece.

Presenter: Professor Liberace, Speech/Philosophy

November

Thursday, November 2, 2017  •  3:00 - 4:00 pm
Academic II, Room 2315

Sicily
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, is an autonomous area of Italy. Its arts, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture are unique, and it is the home of breathtaking landscapes and important archaeological sites.

Presenter: Joan Asch, Social & Behavioral Science.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017  •  3:00 - 4:00 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

Gondoliers, Gladiators, & Good Witches
Join us for Italian candies and a slide-illustrated lecture to explore intriguing individuals and offbeat topics in Italian history and culture.

Presenter: Christina Stern, Social & Behavioral Science.


Thursday, November 9, 2017  •  Noon - 1:30 pm
Academic II, Room 2125

The Medici
The famous Medici family attained wealth and power through its success in commerce and banking. The family’s support of the arts and humanities made Florence the cradle of the Renaissance.

Presenter: Professor Ritsatos, Social & Behavioral Science


Tuesday, November 14, 2017  •  12:15 - 2:15 pm
Technology Center, Ellipse

“Life is Beautiful”
A comedy-drama that received both critical acclaim and huge financial success. A story about a Jewish-Italian book shop owner who employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp.

Presenter: Professor Tarsia, Foreign Languages
Co-sponsored by the Holocaust Remembrance Committee


Thursday, November 16, 2017  •  3:00 - 4:00 pm
Academic II, Room 2315

Il Volo, Notte Magica, concert on DVD
Il Volo is a trio of young, handsome and talented Italian tenors. Their concert in the magnificent setting of Piazza Santa Croce in Florence is entertaining and uplifting.

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