Italian News

The Italian Program (Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic) is proud to collaborate with the CHAT - Center for the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, Temple University in celebrating 700 years from the death of the celebrated Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. Please join us for a year-long celebration, and stay tuned for more information.

Dante Alighieri: 1265-1321

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

Senior Alexa Gingerich didn’t let the fear of trying something she’d never done before or the intimidation of fierce competition stop her from pitching her sustainability idea. Good thing she didn’t. The Italian major became one of the finalists for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute’s 21st Annual Innovative Idea Competition.

Amir Issa rapping in front of crowd in Paley Library

Amir Issaa was born and raised in Italy, but because his father was an immigrant, he couldn’t become an Italian citizen until he was 18. As part of his U.S. tour, Issaa performed at Temple University and engaged students about his fight to change Italian citizenship law.

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Learn how Aurora Kripa, CLA ’05, went from a Psychology and Italian major at the College of Liberal Arts to CEO of a nonprofit providing in-home services for the elderly.