March 2015 


 

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Antonio Talarico
 

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ELEZIONI COM.IT.ES 2015

COM.IT.ES. Election
 2015

Voter Registration Information
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Discover Expo Milano 2015
Discover Expo Milano 2015
download the App of the educational office

scrivi a: tuttinclasseboston@gmail.com 

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AVVISO - NUOVI ORARI UFFICI CONSOLARI:

L'Ufficio Passaporti (solo su appuntamento) , l'Ufficio AIRE e l'Ufficio Stato Civile sono aperti il Lunedì, il Mercoledì ed il Venerdì dalle 9 alle 12:30.



L'Ufficio Notarile e l'Ufficio Cittadinanza sono aperti il Martedì ed il Giovedì e ricevono esclusivamente per appuntamento (prego scrivere a: notarile.boston@esteri.it per il notarile; statocivile.boston@esteri.it per la cittadinanza)

 

NOTICE - NEW CONSULAR OFFICE HOURS:  

The Passport Office (online booking only) , the Registry Office and the Vital Records Office are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 12:30pm. 

 

 

The Notary Office and the Citizenship Office are open Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only (please write to: notarile.boston@esteri.it for notary; statocivile.boston@esteri.it for citizenship)

Cari italiani e cari amici dell'Italia,

desidero anzitutto ringraziare tutti voi per la sempre ampia partecipazione agli eventi italiani, anche nel corso dell'ultimo mese nonostante l'eccezionale ondata di freddo e neve che ha colpito il New England e in particolare l'area di Boston.  Anche in questa newsletter troverete numerosi eventi che hanno come comune denominatore il nostro Paese, la sua cultura, i suoi artisti, compositori e scienziati.

Colgo l'occasione per ricordare a tutti i cittadini italiani che il 18 marzo 2015 scade il termine utile per fare pervenire agli Uffici Consolari la richiesta di iscrizione all'elenco elettorale per l'esercizio del diritto di voto in occasione delle prossime elezioni del COMITES. Vi invito a leggere l'avviso pubblicato di seguito e ad iscriversi numerosi!

Vi segnalo infine che per assicurare un migliore servizio ai nostri connazionali e' stato attivato un nuovo sistema gratuito di prenotazione online per il rilascio dei passaporti. La nuova procedura ha come obiettivo quello di rilasciare un sempre maggior numero di documenti d'identita' a vista, in occasione della rilevazione delle impronte digitali in Consolato. Il connazionale potra' fornire i propri dati direttamente sul web (che saranno verificati prima della visita in Consolato), scegliendo il giorno e l'ora per la consegna fisica della documentazione e la rilevazione delle impronte digitali.


 
Un cordiale saluto e buona lettura a tutti!

Nicola De Santis


 

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Dear Italians and dear friends of Italy,

First of all I would like to thank you all for the large attendance shown at the Italian events of this past month, despite the exceptional cold and near record amounts of snow that hit New England and Boston in particular. Even in this newsletter you will find numerous events which have as common denominator our country, culture, artists, composers and scientists.

I take this opportunity to remind all Italian citizens that March 18th 2015 is the deadline to receive your requests to be added to the electoral list for the upcoming COMITES electionsI invite you all to carefully read the notice below and sign up in droves!

Lastly, in order to improve our service to the public, I want to point out our new system of online booking for passports which is free of charge and has just been activated.The objective of this new procedure is to issue a greater number of passports once ones digital fingerprints have been captured.  Italian citizens, will be able to send their data directly on line (which will be verified before the appointment at the Consulate), choosing date and time to present the required documentation and to have one's fingerprints digitally acquired.

 

Kind regards and happy reading to all!!

Nicola De Santis

 



 

ELEZIONI PER IL RINNOVO DEI COMITATI DEGLI ITALIANI ALL'ESTERO 

SCADE IL PROSSIMO 18 MARZO IL TERMINE DI PRESENTAZIONE DELLA DOMANDA DI ISCRIZIONE IN ELENCO ELETTORALE

Il 17 aprile 2015 si terranno le elezioni per il rinnovo dei Comites. Si ricorda che il diritto di voto verrà esercitato per corrispondenza con invio del plico elettorale ai SOLI elettori, in possesso dei requisiti di legge, che facciano espressa richiesta all'Ufficio consolare di riferimento di iscrizione nell'elenco elettorale entro il 18 marzo 2015.

Le domande di iscrizione nell'elenco elettorale per l'ammissione al voto per l'elezione dei Com.It.Es., firmate dal richiedente, possono essere presentate personalmente al Consolato, oppure inviate al medesimo ufficio per posta, fax, posta elettronica o posta elettronica certificata (agli indirizzi sotto indicati), allegando copia non autenticata del documento di identità del richiedente, comprensiva della firma del titolare.


per posta ordinaria: Consolato Generale d'Italia, 600 Atlantic Avenue Fl.17, Boston MA, 02110
per posta elettronica: elettorale.boston@esteri.it
per posta elettronica certificata: con.boston@cert.esteri.it
per fax : +1 (617) 722-9407

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NOTICE FOR COM.IT.ES ELECTIONS
MARCH 18 2015 IS THE DEADLINE TO BE ADDED TO THE ELECTORAL LIST 

The COM.IT.ES elections are scheduled for April 17th, 2015 . We want to remind you that the voting process will occur completely through the mail. Electoral ballots will be sent SOLELY to Italian citizens who, meeting the requirements of the law, expressly request the Consular Office that holds jurisdiction to be added to the electoral list. Requests must arrive to the Consulate General of Italy in Boston no later than March 18th, 2015.

Requests to be registered to vote for the COM.IT.ES. elections may be presented either in person at the Consulate or, alternatively, sent to the Electoral Office via fax, email or certified email (to the addresses listed below) by attaching a signed not authenticated copy of a photo ID .


Regular mail: Consolato Generale d'Italia, 600 Atlantic Avenue Fl.17, Boston MA, 02110;
Electronic mail: elettorale.boston@esteri.it
Certified e-mail: con.boston@cert.esteri.it
Fax : +1 (617) 722-9407





Milan in 2015 is #1 destination for The New York Times
 

Expo Milano 2015
 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. Not only is it an exhibition but also a process, one of active participation among a large number of players around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. It is sustainable, technological, thematic and focused on its visitors. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the Expo will host over 130 participants. Running for 184 days, this giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors.

A journey of tastes

Visitors will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition. They will have the possibility to take a trip around the world, sampling the food and traditions of people from all over the globe. Expo Milano 2015 will be the first Exposition in history to be remembered not only for its products but also for its contribution towards education on food and the planet's precious resources.


FOOD LIFE: Expo Milano 2015 Spot - English Version
FOOD LIFE: Expo Milano 2015 Spot - English Version

Expo Business Matching is the ultimate web based matching solution, designed to promote and facilitate dialogue among business operators while in Italy. The initiative is promoted by Expo Milano 2015, in partnership with the Milano Chamber of Commerce, Promos, Fiera Milano, PwC and aims to offer the international business community an unrivalled chance to promote its excellence, expertise and leadership - For more info: www.expobusinessmatching.com

 
EXPO BUSINESS MATCHING
EXPO BUSINESS MATCHING


For more information visit


 

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E' arrivato "Tutti in Classe"!
 

The recent podcast of school news of the Italian Consulate in Boston has reached the 5th episode by now. Its name is Tuttinclasse! (It means "Go in class!")

It is produced by the Educational Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and it can be listened on your own cell phone or computer. In just a few minutes, you'll hear last school and culture updates and events in New England.

 

The news report, hosted by the specialist and professional radio podcaster Emanuele Capoano, is addressed to whom has an interest toward culture and Italian language, to professors and students in schools in New England. It features also a section for students who are learning Italian and they want to improve their skills. Every episode, in this section, current and latest news will be read with a slow and easy timing. Every issue ends with an interview to a personality in the school and academic network.


 
Tutti in classe can be listened clicking on the icon at the home page  www.usicboston.it , in the Consulate's website, or with our APP (if you want to download the App, see the website of the Italian Consulate and of the Educational Office).

Tuttinclasse is the news report of the Educational Office, but it's made also with your news. So, remember, if you have news to share that can be interesting to the world of Italian Language and Culture, write us at tuttinclasseboston@gmail.com  and we will publish your event with a great care.  - Buon ascolto!


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Italian Language: An American Passion!


 

Italian language and culture courses continue to grow in schools throughout the United States. Every year tens of thousands of students of all ages and backgrounds choose study Italian.

In a recent survey made by ACTFL 38% of the people interviewed chose Italian as a possible language study. In the last year we grew remarkably fast!


  

17.8% growth in students

33% growth in schools


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Did you know?

 

The Education Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston operates in favor of the Italian language in the schools of New England through the action of Casit.

In 1995, Centro Attività Scolastiche Italiane (C.A.S.IT., Inc.), as proposed by the Italian Consulate General in Boston, was formed as a non-profit educational and professional organization, for the promotion of Italian language and culture in the public and private schools of New England.


Its mission is to assist communities that wish to introduce, preserve, rejuvenate or broaden the study of the Italian language in their schools. CASIT offers grants of varying amounts for the establishment of Italian language and cultural programs with the ultimate purpose to institute Italian as a subject in the school curriculum.

The president of CASIT is professoressa Gioconda Motta.

To read more visit: www.casit.org

 


March 9 - March 30| 5:00pm-7:00pm | Harvard in Boylston Hall 403 | Cambridge
8th De Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies






 

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March 9: Caterina Mongiat Farina (DePaul University),Questione di lingua. L'ideologia del dibattito sull'italiano nel Cinquecento(Longo editore).IN ENGLISH. Respondent: Corrado Confalonieri. 


March 23: David Young Kim (University pf Pennsylvania), The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance: Geography, Mobility, and Style  (Yale University Press) IN ENGLISH Respondent: Javier Suarez  

March 30: Enrico Testa (Università di Genova), L'italiano nascosto. Una storia linguistica e culturale (Einaudi).  IN ITALIANO. Respondent: Chiara Trebaiocchi.


Sponsored by the Lauro de Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization.


For information: cebrown@fas.harvard.edu. Or call Kathy Coviello, 617-496-3610.

 

The Colloquium is organized by Francesco Erspamer (Harvard University). It is a regularly scheduled Harvard course (Italian 201r) and a series of lectures open to the public.
 

For more information visit: this site
 



Friday, March 13 | 8:00pm | First Church | 11 Garden Street, Cambridge
Venice Baroque Orchestra - with Avi Vital, Mandolin

Avi Avital - Vivaldi (Trailer)
Avi Avital - Vivaldi (Trailer)
Back by popular demand! The Venice Baroque Orchestra has been hailed as "one of the world's most adventurous and dramatic period-instrument ensembles" (NPR).Enjoy thrilling Italian Baroque concertos by Vivaldi, Albinoni, Marcello, Geminiani, and Paisiello highlighted by a selection of virtuosic mandolin concertos featuring Grammy-nominee Avi Avital. Acclaimed for "exquisitely sensitive playing" and "stunning agility" by The New York Times, Avital has emerged as one of the world's most engaging and exciting instrumentalists.

Monday, March 16 |7:30pm - 9:30pm|  Center for International Studies, Building E40-496 (Muckley Building), 4th Floor | MIT | 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge
Il Circolo Italiano a Boston presenta: Arte e Laguna di Venezia

Simonetta Gorreri is Art Director of the no-profit Art Life for the World and has curated several Art Exhibits, such as Mediterranean (1998), Water Dreams, Aphrodite (2009), Venetian Dream (Water Art, 2010) Oltre il Paesaggio Mistico and many others.
 

Location: Center for International Studies, Building E40-496 (Muckley Building), 4th Floor, MIT, 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA, 0239.
Parking (free after 5 pm): parking lot on hayward Street, to the right, coming from Main Street and going to Amherst Street. MBTA Red Line Kendall Square stop.


 

For more information visit: http://www.circoloitaliano.org/


THE GIOVANNI ARMENISE-HARVARD FOUNDATION - (DEADLINE JULY 15 2015)
APPLICATION CALL 2015: ARMENISE-HARVARD CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS (CDA)

The Giovanni Armenise Harvard Foundation: gli scienziati che hanno scelto l'Italia
The Giovanni Armenise Harvard Foundation: gli scienziati che hanno scelto l'Italia

Deadline for the submission of applications is July 15, 2015 

The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS). The Career Development Award consists of three-to-five years of funding allocated to an independent investigator at a host institute in Italy. The program is aimed at young and talented scientists, to enable them to contribute significantly to their areas of research.

Funding will become available July 1, 2016. Applicants must: be young emerging scientists with proven productivity, and ability to operate as independent researchers. (Previous experience working with or at HMS is desirable but not an essential requirement)  have a minimum of three years' experience of post-doctoral research in basic biological sciences (including at least two years abroad ) and be no more than 10 years from having received a doctorate  be researchers outside of Italy (both in the application stage and at the time of acceptance of the award) who wish to become part of the community of researchers in Italy  have an agreement for the development of a new research project at a suitable host institution in Italy (preferably other than the institution where the candidate has already done doctoral study, post-doctoral research or held a job)  not have a pre-existing contract with an institute in Italy The Career Development Award is $ 200,000 per year and the funds may cover the costs related to compensation of the researcher (commensurate with the position occupied by the host institution), salaries of the other members involved in the indicated research project and equipment / infrastructure.

The Career Development Award Program intends to enable researchers to join the Italian scientific community to pursue a specific research project. Therefore, the nominee cannot accept concurrent grants in support of the same research project at the host institution. Exceptions to this may be made only under exceptional circumstances and should be communicated promptly to the Armenise-Harvard Foundation. 

 
Further information and application forms for all programs are available at: http://www.armeniseharvard.org/grants/career-development-award-program/ or by contacting Elisabetta Vitali, The Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation, 401 Park Drive, Suite 22 West, Boston, MA 02215 USA Tel: +1 617.384.5182 Elisabetta_vitali@hms.harvard.edu

SAVE THE DATE
Leonardo Da Vinci and the idea of beauty  (April 15 - June 14) | Museum of Fine Arts | Boston


In an intimate exhibition featuring master drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, the star is a study of an 

angel that the art historian Sir Kenneth Clark called "the most beautiful...in the world." Leonardo da Vinci's accomplishments in art and science find their common ground in his drawings, into which he poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative powers. Throughout his career, Leonardo experimented with various types of drawings: scientific studies; grotesque caricatures of craggy faces; and the most beautiful faces of men and women that he could imagine. Many of Leonardo's most admired drawings are featured in this rich and varied selection of 29 sheets and a manuscript, opening on April 15, fittingly Leonardo's birthday.


One revelation for visitors will be the rarely displayed Codex on Flight, one of Leonardo's most perceptive scientific explorations, with its nearly hidden self-portrait of Leonardo as a young man, a recent discovery. The exhibition features rare loans from a number of Italian public collections, including the Uffizi Museum in Florence, the Biblioteca Reale in Turin, and the Casa Buonarroti, the ancestral property of Michelangelo in Florence, which has lent eight drawings by that master.


Harvard Art Museums' renovation and expansion project by architect Renzo Piano
Now Open | 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge 
Courtyard of the new Harvard Art Museums
Museums reopen, reimagined 

Sitting on the third-floor of the Harvard Art Museums' arcade last spring, as sunshine spilled in from the new giant skylight above, architect Renzo Piano discussed a quality near to his heart: beauty. 

"The frontier between beauty and civic life ... is not strong," said the Italian "master of light and lightness" during a break from touring the renovated Harvard Art Museums, an inspired reimagining of the University's home for its imposing collection. Musing further, Piano said that museums can help to bridge that divide. "Beauty," he proposed, "may save the world."


L'Italia Chiamò - Supporta il Programma
L'Italia Chiamo'- Supporta il Programma

2015 INNOVATIVE ITALIAN SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
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Consulate General of Italy in Boston

Tel. 617-722-9201 - Fax 617-722-9407

urp.boston@esteri.it 

 

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