Italian Culture Day

Every year, the FRIT Department hosts an Italian Culture Day. The event features presentations on a variety of Italian topics, including study abroad, food, and art. Tasty Italian snacks are provided. This year Italian Culture Day is Friday, November 15th, from 8 am to 3:30 pm, in Anderson 370 (on West Bank). Drop in at any time, or check out the full schedule of presentations, listed below.

8:00 – 8:50 AM

Soccer and Sports in Italy, by Nels Berge, Italian Teaching Specialist

Forza UnitedAn Italian soccer player discusses his experiences playing professional soccer in Italy and in the United States, featuring Simone Bracalello of Minnesota United FC

9:05 – 9:55 AM

Italian Art (…that you can find in Minneapolis!), by Roberta Bartoli, Lecturer, Department of Art History

Italian Architecture: Designing an Italian Villa, by Dale Mulfinger, Emeritus Principal Architect, Sala Architecture

10:10 – 11:00 AM

Italian Architecture: Designing an Italian Villa, by Dale Mulfinger, Emeritus Principal Architect, Sala Architecture

Italian Renaissance Gardens, by Brad Agee, Lecturer, Department of Landscape Architecture

Italian Neighborhoods in Transition, by Kathy Rider, Italian Second Year Coordinator

11:15 AM – 12:05 PM

Italian Neighborhoods in Transition, by Kathy Rider, Italian Second Year Coordinator

Formaggio! Italian Cheeses, by Amy Goetz, FoodE at Lunds Grocery Stores (includes samples!)

12:20 – 1:10 PM

Formaggio! Italian Cheeses, by Amy Goetz, FoodE at Lunds Grocery Stores (includes samples!)

Lo choc culturale! Panel of students from Italy discuss their experiences studying and living in Minnesota, featuring Paola Martin, Alice Maserati

1:25 – 2:15 PM

Immigration in Italy and the U.S.: Comparisons and Contrasts, Giovanna dell’Orto, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Bianchi Bicycles and Cycling in Italy, by Dan Casebeer, Owner/President, Grand Performance Bicycle Shop

2:30 – 3:20 PM

Bianchi Bicycles and Cycling in Italy, by Dan Casebeer, Owner/President, Grand Performance Bicycle Shop

Nuovo Cinema Italiano: Italian Film Today, by Lorenzo Fabbri, Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian

The Italian Major and Minor, by Susanna Ferlito, Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian

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