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Research & Publications

One of the greatest strengths of the department is its continued support of scholarship to enrich the courses offered to the students.  This year we have had continued our pursuit of academic distinction by the following activities.

Refereed Articles

Gómez, J. Manuel. "Historicidad y narración en las cartas de relación". Revista Liberia No. 1 (Spring 2013)


Buonanno, Elda. Review of “Journal of Italian Translation” for Forum Italicum, Fall 2013.

Buonanno, Elda. Review of “La lingua italiana. Il teatro delle diversità” for Annali d’Italianistica, Fall 2013.


Buonanno, Elda. (October 19,2013) I presented at the Teaching Italian Culture Conference,      Georgetown University, Washington DC, with a paper on “Instructional Technology: Enhancing Performance in Teaching and Learning Italian Language and Culture”

Mussio, Thomas E. "Reflections on the 'Medieval' Boccaccio" (Conference on Giovanni Boccaccio, UCONN, November 14, 2013)

Invited Lectures

Buonanno, Elda. (November 9, 2013) I presented a paper at the Italian Consulate on “Engaging Learning and Teaching through Social Media and other Dynamic Strategies”.

Gómez, J. Manuel.  Rutgers University, The Latin American and Latino Studies Program: “Inicios de la ciudad americana: del crucero indígena al damero colonial”, January, 30 2014.

Gómez, J. Manuel.  Iona College, Book Presentation at Faculty Author Reception: Viajes coloniales por América Central: continuidades y rupturas.” April 2, 2014.

Mussio, Thomas E. “Political Reform in Dante’s Providential History" (College of New Rochelle, April 22, 2014)


Buonanno, Elda. (March 14, 2014)I have organized and presented at the Third Workshop for Italian Teachers on “Multimedia and Hypertext: Interactive Technology in Teaching Italian Language and Culture”, Iona College, New Rochelle.

Buonanno, Elda. (November 8,2013) I run and presented the first workshop for Italian Teachers and Instructors at the Southern Connecticut State University on “Innovative Teaching Methodologies”

Buonanno, Elda. (October 15,2013) I presented at the IIMA Conference in IONA College with a paper on “Learning through Social Media”.

Buonanno, Elda. (September 27,2013) I have organized and presented at IONA College the first workshop in “Teaching and Learning Online: Perspectives and Opportunities” to enhance online learning. My presentation’s title was “Instructional Technology: Enhancing Performance in Teaching and Learning”

Mussio, Thomas E. Co-organizer and Attendee of Third Annual Conference on Italian Pedagogy (Iona College, March 14, 2014)

Attendance at Conferences/Workshops

Gómez, J. Manuel. "Methodological Development of Teaching Spanish as a Second Language: A Workshop for Teachers”. Columbia University, March 29th, 2014.