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Prof. Salvatore Bancheri’s interview on “La Voce del Popolo”  ||  U of T Research Project:  Three students of Italian (2 undergraduate and 1 graduate), and a Linguistics professor (Dr. Naomi Nagy) doing fieldwork in Calabria to learn about Calabrese Italian(s)  ||  “Award for Prof. Eisenbichler”  ||  “Infinity and Nothingness: Reading Leopardi”  ||  Prof. Konrad Eisenbichler inducted into “Cavalieri di San Marco” (Knights of St. Mark):  1) Newspaper article   2) Photos  3)  Video  ||  Italian students explore Milan to relive days of iconic 19th-century author:  1) Faculty of Arts & Science news  2) ICM Program  ||  Dr.  Sarah Rolfe Prodan wins MLA book award  ||  Prof. Domenico Pietropaolo & Dr. Mirella Pasquarelli Clivio won the NCIC “Spirit of Ontario Awards”  ||  Riconoscimento al Dipartimento di italianistica di Toronto  ||  Suzanne Terryberry  ||  Prof. Konrad Eisenbichler wins the 2013 Premio Flaiano

9 October 2013 - NCIC “Spirit of Ontario Awards”

Domenico Pietropaolo has won the NCIC (National Congress of Italian Canadians – Ontario Region) “Spirit of Ontario Awards” in the field of “Academia and Education”. The area of endeavours is described as follows: “Academia & Education: peer-reviewed research in any discipline and/or significant improvements to education”.

Mirella Pasquarelli Clivio has won the NCIC (National Congress of Italian Canadians – Ontario Region) “Spirit of Ontario Awards” in the field of “Italian Culture”. The area of endeavours is described as follows: “Italian Culture: promoting pride in Italian heritage and culture”.

The “Spirit of Ontario Awards” are given “to recognize and honour eight Italian Canadians who have made  an outstanding contribution in eight areas of endeavours such as: Research and Innovation; Arts; Social Justice: Business and Entrepreneurship: Community Service; Education; Science; and Academia.”

11 September 2013 – Riconoscimento al Dipartimento di italianistica di Toronto

L’Accademia della Crusca ha deciso di conferire un particolare riconoscimento al Dipartimento di italianistica dell’Università di Toronto, attualmente diretto dal Prof. Salvatore Bancheri, per il lungo, continuo e intenso impegno nel campo dell’italianistica, e specificamente della linguistica italiana. Il Dipartimento, attivo in modo autonomo dal 1973, svolge corsi di formazione, assai frequentati, di tutti i livelli universitari, ed è tra i pochi all’estero che offre un programma di dottorato non solo in letteratura, ma anche in linguistica italiana, seguito da studenti di tutto il mondo, soprattutto canadesi, statunitensi ed europei. La formazione, la ricerca, i molti rapporti di collaborazione, ma anche le numerose iniziative convegnistiche ed editoriali ne fanno un centro per la promozione dell’italiano oltre frontiera di riconosciuta fama internazionale.

The Accademia della Crusca is an Italian society for scholars and Italian linguists and philologists established in Florence. It is the most important institution responsible for regulating the Italian language as well as the oldest linguistic academy in the world.

September 2013 – Suzanne Terryberry
The oldest student at the University of Toronto is currently taking a class in Italian:

14 July 2013 – Prof. Konrad Eisenbichler wins the 2013 Premio Flaiano

The Sword and the Pen by Prof. Eisenbichler won the 2013 Premio Flaiano, one of the most important prizes awarded in Italy. The prize is given in five categories: movies, theatre, music, literature, “italianistica” (Italian Studies). Prof. Eisenbichler won under “italianistica”.