Posted by: SSU Lingua Franca | April 28, 2016

Dr. Anna Rocca’s appointment at the Dante Alighieri Society


Dr. Anna Rocca appointed as the Chairperson of the Cultural Activities Committee; new internships available for SSU students of Italian!

Anna Rocca

Anna Rocca

Dr. Anna Rocca has been appointed as the new Chairperson of the Cultural Activities Committee by President Anthony Cassano of the Dante Alighiery Society. During her two-year term, Dr. Rocca will be responsible for developing and presenting cultural programs, events, and activities consistent with the purposes of the society. The first cultural event has been scheduled for April 24, 2016 and it will launch the collaboration between the Dante Alighieri and the PIB-Italian Professionals in Boston. On this occasion, Professor James Pasto from Boston University will present the screening of a documentary on Italian immigration in Boston, particularly in the North End.

Dr. Rocca’s new responsibility will further advance the partnership between SSU students and the Dante Alighieri Society. In addition to teaching and cultural internships available to SSU students of Italian, a new internship will be implemented in the fall 2016 semester: SSU students will have the opportunity to work at Cambridge Community Television and take free classes offered at CCTV. Additionally, students will be able to use CCTV professional equipment and computer labs and to do BeLive and CCR shows on Channel 9. Fredy Javier Rodriguez will be our first intern in fall 2016.

About the Dante Alighieri Society: in Italy, the Society was founded in 1889 by a dedicated group of men of letters with the aim of promoting Italian culture and language throughout the world. From its very beginning the Dante Alighieri Society received an enthusiastic welcome, particularly among the many Italian communities that had established themselves throughout the world. There are currently over 450 “Dante Societies” around the world with the number continuing to grow. In 1989, the centenary year, the Dante Society became part of the national committee for the promotion of Italian culture abroad. As such the headquarters in Rome is constantly in search of ways to be in closer contact with the Dante Societies on the five continents.

The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts is a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote and foster Italian language and culture by: helping to develop an appreciation of Italian achievements in the arts, literature, science, and industry; promoting the study of the Italian language; and promoting a spirit of understanding among people through the arts and other cultural activities.

Dante ALighieri Society headquarters, Boston

Dante ALighieri Society headquarters, Boston

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