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Tuesday, October 17

Italian Heritage Month Book Discussion, In Other Words, a bilingual memoir by Jhumpa Lahiri
CETLS (Room S-510D) 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 31

Italian Heritage Month Celebration
Richard Harris Terrace 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

9:00-9:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast

9:30-9:45 a.m.

Opening Comments by Dean Janice Zummo, BMCC

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance: from Giotto to Michelangelo, Dr Rocky Ruggiero, Cultural Programs for the Arts

10:15-10:45 a.m.

How We Learn Languages: Examples from Italian Professor, Tom Means, BMCC

11:00-11:30 p.m.

Bilingual Performance of Italian Poetry from Dante through Leopardi Alessio Bordoni, NYC actor

11:30-12:00 p.m.

Taste the Difference between Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Tuscany v. Sicily Like a True Italian with Our Eatalian Storyteller! Eataly NYC Downtown


Greetings from BMCC President Antonio Pérez

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Italian lunch

12:15-1:00 p.m.

An Afternoon of Italian Music Featuring BMCC Music majors, accompanied by Professors Jee Eun Ahn and Eleonora Rotshteyn on the piano.

1:00-1:30 p.m.

Viva Italia! BMCC's Summer Study Abroad to Italy, Professor Kristina Varade, BMCC

1:30-2:00 p.m.

The Three Fathers of the Italian Language: Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Professor Patrizia Comello Perry, BMCC

2:00-2:30 p.m.

Italian and Italian-American Music, Performed by Mario Giacalone, TPAC/BMCC

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Italian Jeopardy Prizes Awarded. Professors Means and Varade, BMCC<