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Humanities Dialogues provides casual space to discuss meaning of words

Published: June 4, 2017

  Students, staff and faculty have been discussing what words like “democracy,” “humanity” and “heroism” mean in meetings over the course of the year. Humanities Dialogues consists of biweekly meetings, in which participants discuss a word and the different meanings associated with it. The program was created by various UCLA departments in languages and humanities…

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UCLA Italian Course Ranks Among Top 5 in the Daily Bruin

Published: May 15, 2017

May 8, 2017– The Daily Bruin recently published an article listing the top 25 classes offered at UCLA, and the Department of Italian’s Thomas Harrison‘s course “ITALIAN 46: Italian Cinema & Culture in English” has ranked among the top 5 with an average rating of 4.89 according to Bruinwalk data. To read the full article, visit: http://stack.dailybruin.com/2017/05/08/bruinwalk-class-ratings/#visualization.

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RAI News 24 features UCLA/IIC’s Burri Prometheia (January 9-10, 2017)

Published: March 9, 2017

  Event Debriefing “The best place to hide anything is in plain view.” –Edgar Allan Poe, The Purloined Letter (1844). BURRI PROMETHEIA highlighted an artwork of monumental dimensions (15 x 5 meters) whose architectural function as a wall (between Sculpture Garden and Melnitz Hall) almost underplays its presence: the Grande Nero Cretto (Large Black Crack), the…

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15 Signs You Studied Abroad in Italy

Published: November 28, 2016

Because you studied abroad in Italy, you know the best deals on leather goods are found at the open air markets in Florence, you know the fastest route from the Vatican to the Colosseum is through little side streets, and eating gelato counts as breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are the signs that confirm you…

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UCLA Undergraduate Recognized in Two Prestigious Essay Contests

Published: June 25, 2015

Kelly Leow’s essay, “‘Come l’uom s’etterna‘: Poetry, Pride and Textile in the Divine Comedy,” was recently selected as the winner of the 2013 Dante Prize for the best essay submitted by an undergraduate enrolled at a college or university in the United States or Canada. The recognition comes on the heels of another recent award….

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Melinda Wilson Selected for 2015 Dante Prize

Published: June 1, 2015

For the second time in three years, a UCLA student mentored by Professor Andrea Moudarres has won the Dante Prize. Melinda Wilson (Italian Studies minor, class of 2015) was recently announced as one of this year’s winners. The Dante Prize of $500 is offered for the best essay submitted by an undergraduate enrolled in any…

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Chloe Korban Receives Vice Provost’s Recognition Award

Published: May 1, 2014

Chloe Korban, a UCLA student who is pursuing an Italian and Special Fields-Gender Studies double major, presented her research in the form of an oral presentation at Powell Undergraduate Research Week on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Powell Library Rotunda. Chloe received the Vice Provost’s Recognition Award at the event’s Closing Reception…

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Former UCLA Student Granted Peggy Guggenheim Internship in Venice

Published: April 30, 2014

Natalia Cuba, UCLA Italian and Special Fields in Art History major who spent the 2012-2013 academic year on the UCEAP program in Bologna was granted a Peggy Guggenheim Internship at the museum in Venice for Fall 2014. The Peggy Guggenheim internship program is designed for Italian and international students in the fields of art, art…

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NIAF Gift to Lorenzo da Ponte Italian Library Series

Published: June 24, 2011

Named for Mozart’s scandal-ridden but talented librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838), the Lorenzo Da Ponte Italian Library aims to translate and publish an organic series of 100 works by Italian authors who have made significant literary, philosophical, juridical, and historical contributions to the world of international culture. Da Ponte spent the last 33 years of…

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