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Authentic Italian polenta meets American fast dining

Camillo Villa, head chef at The Polenta Bar.

By Ariel Parrella-Aureli

May 1, 2017

The smell of fresh pesto wafts from the kitchen as Emile Chalouhi and Camillo Villa huddle over the stainless steel kitchen island, weighing ingredients on a small scale and exchanging banter in Italian...

The ‘Happenchance’ traveling WWII photography exhibit’s opening reception was held on Nov. 12 at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago at 500 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1450. 

WWII photo exhibit shows photographer’s humanity

November 30, 2015

“Happenchance,” a traveling exhibit from an Italian-American photographer documenting his experiences during World War II, is now on display at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N. Michigan Av...

Students in a product design class display a collaborative project using solar energy that they have been working on with the Science & Mathematics Department. 

Product design program faces uncertain future

October 19, 2015

Columbia’s product design program, created in 1998, appears to be coming to a close, according to Kevin Henry, the program’s coordinator and associate professor in the Design Department.About 55 stu...

Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

Senior public relations major Kathryn Walters, along with the Office of Student Communications, organized Big Ideas Columbia, an event for students to learn what it means to be successful during and after college.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

The office of Student Communications is teaming up with senior public relations major Kathryn Walters to produce Big Ideas Columbia. Big Ideas Columbia will be held Feb. 26 from 4–6 p.m. at Film Row ...

'One century minus a baker's dozen:' Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

November 17, 2014

“Fourscore and seven years ago” is a phrase every American knows. Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address to a war-weary crowd of Pennsylvanians with those five words on a Thursday afternoon in Novembe...

Italian earthquake conviction rests on shaky ground

By Max Green Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 27, 2014

In the days leading up to April 6, 2009, citizens of L’Aquila, a small town in the Abruzzo region of Italy, began feeling tremors in the earth. However, local seismologists determined the shocks were not strong enough to warrant an evacuation. This was an unfortunate underestimation—disaster struck when an earthquake registering 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the town, killing more than 300 people.The incorrect analysis wo...

McCormick Place, Obama supporters rejoice

By Kaley Fowler

November 6, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term in the White House, beating opponent Mitt Romney after a lengthy and heated battle.Screams erupted from the crowd at McCormick Place as several news organizations pegged Obama victorious in Ohio, a key swing state, which gave him enough electoral votes to secure the presidency.According to network projections, the only swing state Romney won was North Carolina, despite making Election Day...

Science and Mathematics Department begins second year of program

By Ivana Hester

September 10, 2012

Thanks to the addition of a new Bachelor of Arts major, Columbia graduates may have their artistic works restored by fellow alumni  100 years from now.The art and materials conservation major was launched by the Science and Mathematics Department in fall 2011 to instruct students on how to preserve and protect deteriorating pieces of art.This is Columbia’s first science major and the only one of its kind in the Midwest, acc...

Meeting of Styles changes the face of graffiti

By Sophia Coleman

October 10, 2011

The monotonous daily commute downtown consists of gray buildings, steely skies and nothing for the eye to feast on. But then, a pop of neon color, bold words and too-true caricatures greet the senses. This is graffiti, the art that brings energy to a city so bogged down by stagnant hues. As soon as graffiti is spotted by ignorant minds, the color is whitewashed and the city becomes stale again. To some, graffiti is a crime...

Detained journalist’s colleagues, friends hold rally for his release at Northwestern University

By Heather McGraw

May 2, 2011

A Northwestern University alumnus who, as of press time, has been detained in Libya for more than three weeks, is gaining some support from some students and professors at his alma mater.Roughly 40 people gathered outside Crowe Hall, 1860 Campus Drive, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus on April 27. The rally is part of a nationwide movement called “Free Foley,” a campaign to raise awareness of the detainment of Jim Foley, ...

Rustic Italian bruschetta at home

By Stephanie Saviola

March 29, 2010

Bruschetta is a perfect appetizer or snack that is quick and easy to make, but rich in flavor. On days when you want a light, simple meal, bruschetta can be paired with a fresh green salad.The dish originated in Italy as a main course and has evolved over the years into a smaller, appetizer-style dish.Sometimes meat, like prosciutto, or cheese, such as mozzarella and parmesan, are added to the ingredients.In a medium saucepan...

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