College announces speakers on Italian culture and Italian meal

The Language Department and the Institute of Italian Culture at Saint Joseph's College will host two guest speakers on Italy on Friday, April 25, at 3 p.m., in the Viola George Auditorium in Alfond Hall. An authentic Italian dinner will follow the lectures.

Discussion topics will include modern Italian politics, the separatist movement of the Lega Nord, and Titian and his role in Renaissance art. The speakers are Dr. Matteo Casini, a former research fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University and of the School of Historical and Political Studies at the University of Padua, Italy, and Dr. Deborah Walberg, assistant professor of art and architectural history at Roger Williams University.

Following the speakers, the dining hall will offer an authentic Italian dinner of minestrone di pesce (fish minestrone), arrosto di maiale al pomodoro (roast pork in a tomato sauce), and lasagna in bianco (lasagna in a white sauce). The meal is $7 and no reservations are necessary. 893-7723.

The Institute of Italian Culture at Saint Joseph's College sponsors lectures on Italian culture, history and art and plans to introduce a study abroad program in Italy next year.

April 11, 2008 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail