This edition: Italian Heritage & Culture Month Special #4 2015: Centro Primo Levi / Casa Italiana, NYU / Italian American Committee on Education
Original tape date: October 29, 2015.
First aired: October 29, 2015.
The fourth - and final - in ITALICS’ 9th Season of Italian Heritage and Culture Month Specials, this edition features Dr. Natalia Indrimi, Executive Director, and Alessandro Cassin, Director of Publications, of the Centro Primo Levi; Stefano Albertini, Director of New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò; and Berardo Paradiso, President of IACE, the Italian American Committee on Education. ITALICS remembers baseball great, Yogi Berra.
The Centro Primo Levi – the English language portal for Italian Jewish studies and community news connecting Jews in Italy, Israel, and the US – is based at the Center for Jewish History in New York and has a monthly online publication, “Printed Matter,” which features research and current affairs from the Jewish communities of Italy. Anthony Tamburri talks with Dr. Natalia Indrimi, Executive Director, and Alessandro Cassin, Director of Publications.
Having begun his tenure at New York University teaching Literature and Cinema in the Department of Italian Studies at New York University in 1994, Stefano Albertini subsequently served as Associate Director of the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò for several years, and is now Director of the prestigious institution, which mourns the recent loss of its benefactor, Baronessa Mariuccia Zerilli-Marimò.
Past president of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce, and current president of IACE, the Italian American Committee on Education, Berardo Paradiso has helped grow enrollments in Italian courses – from K-8 to the reinstatement of the Advanced Placement Exam in Italian that the College Board had suspended in 2010.
ITALICS also pays tribute to All-Star and World Series winner, and American League MVP Yogi Berra, a Yankee till the end of his 19-year career, elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame who founded the Yoga Berra Museum and Learning Center at Montclair State University and was known for his humorous paradoxical quotes.
Stefano Albertini Director, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University
Alessandro Cassin Director of Publications, Centro Primo Levi
Dr. Natalia Indrimi Executive Director, Centro Primo Levi
Dr. Berardo Paradiso President, IACE – Italian American Committee on Education
Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, PhD. Dean & Executive Director, The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute