Author Archives: Elisa Dossena
FIT Open House
Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 1915 room Butler College
Movie Night at Forbes College!
November 9th, 7pm at Forbes College Dining Hall.
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 at Rocky.
Madama Butterfly at the New York Metropolitan Opera
Our students at the Metropolitan Opera on April 12th 2016.
Christ, Chemistry, Curdled Cheese, and the Caravaggians
Alessandro Giammei, 106 MacCormick Hall, March 30th 2016A
FIT – OPEN HOUSE
Italia – viaggia nella bellezza!
EXPO MILANO 2015: Experience history, culture and cuisine
Form May 1st- October 31st 2015
Two Italian Nights
Festival di Sanremo 2015
Primo posto: Il volo
Secondo posto: Nek
Italy the Extraordinary Commonplace
La malattia della famiglia M
“La malattia della famiglia M” by F.Paravidino
Courses Spring 2015
– Beginner’s Italian II
– Intensive Intermediate and Advanced Italian
– Introduction to Italy today
– Music and Lyrics: Italy in the Eyes of its Pop Singers
– Dante’s “Purgatorio” and “Paradiso”
– Topics in Modern Italian Cinema – New Italian Cinema: New Media
– Advanced Language and Style
– The Literature of Gastronomy
Diego Poli, Università di Macerata
10 Surprising Things About Being an American in Italy
From the Huffingtonpost.com please read here
Class of 2018!
Italians in the International Space Station? Yes, but with the espresso coffee!
“Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will have authentic Italian espresso to enjoy during their orbits around Earth […]” from The Washington Post. To learn more please read here
Some Italian inventions
If you think that Italy is an old country and that Leonardo Da Vinci was the last Italian inventor, think again!
Here find a list of Italian inventions that changed the world:
1. Telephone: invented by Manzetti (1844) and Meucci (1871)
2. Moplen Plastic: yes, the one we use every day in many shapes and colours, it was created by Natta in the 60′s
3. Piano: this musical instrument was born in 1698 (in its modern form) and was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori
4. Battery: Alessandro Volta was the father of this invention (1799). The measurement unit Volt takes his name.
5. Eyeglasses: a great invention for people who can’t see very well, born during the 14th century
6. Bank: a system created in Italy, during the Early Renaissance period
7. Radio: invented by Guglielmo Marconi and the Spanish Cevera in 1895
8. The first commercially available Microchip (4004 project): Federico Faggin created this small but so important component of every electronic device during the 60′s
9. MPEG technology which is the basis for MP-3 was developed by Leonardo Chiariglione in 1988
11. Modern Musical Notation invented by Guido d’Arezzo in 1028 AD
12. Personal Computer (Olivetti Programma 101) by Pier Giorgio Perotto. See HERE.