Other Events

Claudio Magris Lecture

3.30pm on Monday, May 6, 2013

82 Wall St., 3rd floormagris


Italian Neorealism

(Movie Screening of Rome)

Open City (Roberto Rossellini, 1945, 16mm, 90′)

Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948, 16mm, 93′)

Introduced by Luca Peretti and Sean Strader

December 1, 2012 (6:30-10:30)



The Student Club Central’s Italian American Organization

and the Italian Resource Center at Central Connecticut State University

cordially invite you  to the lecture

Lost in Translation, Found in Translations

Presented by Dr. Maria Frank

Professor and Distinguished Teaching Humanist, University of Hartford

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

6:15 – 7:45 P.M.

Elihu Burritt Library, 2nd floor, Special Collections Room

Central Connecticut State University

Maria Esposito Frank will present a selection of 20th and 21st-century short poems by Umberto Saba, Eugenio Montale, Margherita Guidacci, and Maria Luisa Spaziani. Each original Italian text will be accompanied by various English translations, that will be individually discussed in order to examine obstacles and challenges – of linguistic, formal and cultural nature – each translator encountered in his/her rendition of the poems.

Refreshments will be provided

For information, contact Prof. Carmela Pesca (860) 832-2882, pescac@ccsu.edu


NOVA MBA is thrilled to invite you to the XIII NOVA Conference


Strategies, opportunities and challenges to re-launch the growth of Italy

Boston, 9-11 Novembre 2012 at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management

How can Italy regain competitiveness and credibility in the global economy?

How can we leverage the long-admired skills embedded in the country’s niches of excellence to start a new, sustainable growth path?

How can we boost the entrepreneurial spirit that led Italy to become one of the seven largest economies in the world?

These are some of the key questions our speakers and audience will try to answer.

 Conference events will include two full days of panels and keynote speeches at Harvard Business School and MIT Media Lab; sponsoring companies’ presentations; recruiting events; welcome cocktail at the exclusive Algonquin Club of Boston; and a gala dinner in the stunning ambience of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

 Visit the conference website http://www.novaconference.org/ to be updated on speakers, panels and sponsors!!

Register on the website as soon as possible in order not to miss out the opportunity to benefit from the early registration discount!!

Feel free to contact us at novaconference2012@outlook.com if you have any question!!



The Office of Graduate Student Life at The McDougal Center will be organizing an International Poetry Night on October 15, Monday. Come celebrate the beauty of languages around the world by reciting or reading a poem in a foreign language, or enjoy the company of fellow scholars. Light refreshments will be provided.

 Date: October 15, 2012 Time: 7pm Venue: International Center (421 Temple St)

We invite all interested graduate and professional students to register at http://tinyurl.com/yalegslpoetry2012. We hope to see you there!


McDougal Center GSL Fellows


The Debating Law & Religion Series
at the Yale Law School presents:

Crosses in the Classroom: 

The legality and legitimacy of religious symbols 

in public spaces

Tuesday, April 3, 2011

12.10 – 1.45pm

Room 120

(Lunch provided)

In March 2011, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Italian law requiring the display of crucifixes in classrooms of state schools did not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. In so doing, it overturned an earlier chamber decision that the law violated the ECHR’s guarantee of religious freedom. The Grand Chamber decision was hailed by supporters as affirming Italy’s history and tradition as a religious country. Detractors argued that the decision effectively eroded the right of citizens not to be coerced by the state, whether directly or indirectly, to affirm one or any religion. The two decisions reflect contrasting positions on the nature and content of religious liberty, as well as the content and requirements of secularism. These reflections are relevant not only to the specific context of Italy and Europe, but also the United States which continues to struggle with the appropriate boundaries of the constitution’s non-establishment injunction and its religious history.


Susanna Mancini – Visiting Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law at the University of Bologna.

Paolo G. Carozza  – Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights at Notre Dame Law School.

(Email debatinglaw.religion@gmail.com for readings on the debate’s topic.)

“Debating Law & Religion” is a monthly series of lectures aimed at creating a formal forum to voice and debate diverse views on a broad range of issues relating to law and religion.


The 7th Annual Yale Festival of Italian Cinema
New Films with a Regional Accent

MARCH 29- APRIL 1, 2012





Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8.00 p.m., 204 York ST, GPSCY

Dear friends,
You are cordially invited to the Turkish Night, a fundraising event organized by The Turkish Society of Yale Graduate Students and Scholars (TYGS) to help support the victims of the earthquake that recently struck the Eastern part of Turkey.
The night will start with selections of authentic Turkish Cuisine and a raffle, featuring gift certificates from more than 45 of your favorite New Haven stores! A unique performance by Yale Belly Dance Society will follow and music by DJ Mofti will continue all night! Please come join us in this special night and help support the victims of the earthquake.

Venue: Gryphon’s Pub at GPSCY
Date/Time: December 10, 2011 8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Tickets: $5 entrance ($10 including raffle entry)
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=164920543605360

We look forward to seeing you and your friends!
TYGS Board


First Friday@ Five – Ciao, Italy!

Udite Udite! The theme of the next First Friday @ Five, the traditional monthly event organized by the McDougal Center, will be “Ciao, Italy!” As the Italian Society of Yale Students and Affiliates, we will be there, ready to bring some of our Italian zest to the party! Please join us for this great celebration of the end of the semester!

The event will take place on Dec. 2nd, at 5.00pm in HGS (McDougal Center). Show off your Italian pride by wearing green, red, and white. The attendance is going to be huge! So be sure to arrive in time to grab some delicious Italian food! Please remember to BRING YOUR OWN MUGS! Yale ID required for entrance and picture ID with proof of age to drink (21+ for alcohol). Open to Yale Grad & Professional Students & Post-docs & their families/guests.

We kindly thank the McDougal Graduate Center for organizing and sponsoring this event!


Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 7.00 p.m.  Romance Languages Lounge, 82-90 WALL ST, 3rd Floor

The Italian Language and Literature Department & The Italian Cultural Institute of New York present

Director Saverio Costanzo‘s screening of La solitudine dei numeri primi


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