Where the Only Light is the One You Create: A Modern Adaptation of Dante’s Inferno
2017-18 Capstone Conference and Undergraduate Awards Ceremony
Italian Students Volunteering at Bruin Day | April 14, 2018
Italian Immersion Day at Eataly | March 9, 2018
Sicilian Concert and Dance Workshop | October 11, 2017
Michaela Musollno & Fablo Turchetti performing.
The Multiple Identities of Carlo Michelstaedter | May 17, 2017
UCLA Department of Italian Chairman, Professor Thomas Harrison (left) with fellow presenters Professor Daniela Bini (University of Texas) and Professor Valerio Cappozzo (University of Mississippi) at Royce Hall.
Italian Club meets Getty Center | June 2, 2017
Andre Tsivis, Jessey Bryan, Alex Li, Cynamon Mantley, Alejandra Velazquez, and Jennifer Brito visited the Getty Museum on Friday, June 2 with the Italian Club. The students explored 3 different exhibits focused on Italy and Italian art: The Lure of Italy, Making History in Eighteenth Century Europe, and Greek & Roman Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
End of Year Reception | May 23, 2017
Pictured: Dr. Elissa Tognozzi holding Giuseppe Sanna, with his mother, graduate student Adele Sanna, looking on.
Pictured: Peter Soli, son of Professor Althea Caravacci-Reynolds, and Cynamon Mantley, winner of the 2017 Caravacci-Reynolds Summer Research Award
Pictured: Graduate students Viola Ardeni and Monica Streifer.
Pictured: Professor Massimo Ciavolella with Valeria Rumori, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute, and Gabriella and Remo Bodei
Pictured: Federica Di Blasio, winner of the 2017 Professor Giovanni Cecchetti Award and Thomas Harrison, Professor and Chair
Pictured from left to right: Peter Soli, son of Professor Althea Caravacci-Reynolds; Rachel Cohen, winner of the 2017 Caravacci-Reynolds Undergraduate Research Award, Thomas Harrison, Professor and Chair
Pictured from left to right: Peter Soli, son of Professor Althea Caravacci-Reynolds; Amanda Lucido, winner of the 2017 Caravacci-Reynolds Undergraduate Research Award, Thomas Harrison, Professor and Chair
Fall Welcome Reception | September 27, 2016
Commencement | June 11, 2016
End-of-Year Reception | May 25, 2016
Thomas Harrison and Alyanna Cardozo
Thomas Harrison and Adele Sanna
Thomas Harrison and Nina Bjekovic
Italian Majors Capstone Conference | May 12, 2016
Alyanna Angelica Cardozo
Fatimeh Mohsenu Pour Samii
Persida Diana Radu
Karla Lopez Aguiniga
End-of-Year Reception & Awards Ceremony
June 2, 2015
Student Award Winner in Honor of Professor Giovanni Cecchetti, Viola Ardeni, and Professor & Chair, Tom Harrison
Professor Lucia Re and Student Award Winner for the Caravacci-Reynolds Undergraduate Research Award, Ana Hernandez
Family members of Caravacci-Reynolds, the Capitani’s and Soli’s with Student Award Winner for the Caravacci-Reynolds Undergraduate Research Award, Ana Hernandez
Italian Majors Capstone Conference | May 20, 2015
Introductory Remarks: Prof. Thomas Harrison, Chair of the UCLA Department of Italian
Moderator: Prof. Lucia Re, Director of Undergraduate Studies
The 2014 Italian Department Graduating Majors Capstone conference, which was followed by a Q&A and a reception for all attendees, was a big success. Faculty and graduate students were in attendance and took part in the discussion. There were 12 presentations (including multimedia and one in video format from Bologna), on a variety of interesting topics, periods and interdisciplinary themes related to Italian culture, ranging from Boccaccio and Medieval women to contemporary trends in tourism in Bologna. Disciplinary areas included literary studies, biographical and archival studies, Renaissance studies, art history, religious history, gender studies, contemporary social studies and linguistics.
Many thanks to all who helped facilitate this event and congratulations to all graduating majors!
Bynian Li, Carolyn Quijano, Luba Kovalchuk, Carmella Passero
Getty Research Institute Lecture | April 30, 2014
Italian 102A students take trip to Getty Research Institute to see Heaven and Earth: Byzantine Illumination at the Cultural Crossroads and hear a lecture
Departmental Awards 2013 | June 5, 2013
(Left to right) Alexandria Aliotti, winner of the Althea Caravacci-Reynolds Award; Thomas Harrison, Professor and Chair of UCLA’s Department of Italian; Andrew Hiltzk, winner of the Giovanni and Ruth Elizabeth Cecchetti Graduate Award
Italian Major Capstone Thesis Presentations
May 29, 2013
On May 29, 2013, the following Italian majors presented their capstone theses to an audience of faculty and fellow students:
Winter 13: Mireya Cadena, Mayra Delgado, Nile Cappello, Jenny Hernandez, Micayla Hoch, Allison Olivera, Vanessa Rosales-Mercado, Antonella Santostefano, and Alexandra Serre
Spring 13: Alexandria Aliotti, Caitlin Harrington, and Terri Morris