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All the archived announcements from the beginning of the semester

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This page was last updated on Dec. 11, 2006.


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Nov. 29 [Content] -- I have made a correction and a small change to the last presentation. I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats.

Nov. 27 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted all the assignments for next week.

Nov. 20 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted all the assignments for next week. I have posted a copy of quiz n.9. I have posted the scripts of the interviews and of the store scene written in class by the students last Wednesday.

Nov. 15 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted the movie sinopses written in class by the students last Monday.

Nov. 15 [Content] -- I have made small corrections to two presentations from the past few weeks.

Nov. 14 [Content] -- I have made small corrections to the presentations from yesterday and from last Monday.

Nov. 13 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted all the assignments for next week. I have posted a copy of quiz n.8. Under week 10, I have posted all the surveys done in class by the students, and all the summaries of the readings that were written in class on Nov. 6.

Nov. 8 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats.

Nov. 6 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted all the assignments for next week. I have made corrections and improvements to the presentation from Oct. 30.

Nov. 2 [Content] -- Under week 9 I have posted the summaries of the interview to Mariano Apicella written by the students last Monday. I have posted a copy of quiz n.7.

Nov. 1 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted a new reading.

Oct. 30 [Other] -- The Office of International Programs has scheduled a Winter session in Italy (in Rome and Sicily). Students can earn 4 credits by taking either HUI447 (Directed Readings) or HUI234 (Introduction to 20th Century Drama). For more information go to International Academic Programs, or contact Dr. Mario B. Mignone, at (631) 632-6223. Deadline for applications: Nov. 15.

Oct. 30 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have added a new audio file, with the latest reading. I have modified the presentation from last Wednesday, to reflect the actual contents of that lecture and the activities done in that class. I have posted the homework for Nov. 6. I have moved the announcements from September into the archive of past announcements. Under week 8 I have posted the short stories written by the students last Wednesday.

Oct. 29 [Content] -- Under Week 8, I posted quiz n.6.

Oct. 25 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have added a new reading.

Oct. 23 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have added a new audio file, with the latest reading. Under Week 7, I posted quiz n.5.

Oct. 18 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have modified the presentation from Monday, to reflect the contents of that lecture and the activities done in class.

Oct. 16 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted readings and assignments for next week.

Oct. 12 [Content] -- I have modified the presentation from yesterday, to correct a mistake and to better reflect the contents of that lecture and the activities done in class. I have made other minor changes, corrections and additions. I have added a new audio file, with the latest reading (under Week 7).

Oct. 11 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have modified the presentation from last Monday, to better reflect the contents of that lecture and the activities done in class.

Oct. 9 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have modified the presentation from last Wednesday, to better reflect the contents of that lecture and the activities done in class. I have also added audio files with readings from Week 5 and Week 6, in mp3 and RealAudio format.

Oct. 9 [Schedule] -- Tomorrow's office hour (Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4:00-5:00) is cancelled, because I am attending the Public Policy Lecture given by Congressman Peter King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. See below for details about this event.

Oct. 4 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. Under Week 4, I have posted the text of the third quiz. I also added audio files with one of that week's readings, in mp3 and RealAudio format. Under Week 5, I have posted a link to a new reading, which will be distributed in class.

Oct. 2 [Other] -- On Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 4:00 p.m., in the Humanities Bldg., rm. 1006, the Center for Italian Studies and the National Italian American Foundation are cosponsoring a Public Policy Lecture: "Homeland Security: Are We Safer?" Congressman Peter King, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, will be the featured speaker in this event which is part of NIAF's Lecture Series on Critical Issues Facing our Nation and the World.

Sept. 27 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted a new reading, about an Italian restaurant in Genoa.

Sept. 26 [Content] -- I have fixed small mistakes in the last presentation (two of them had to do with announcement of the third quiz).

Sept. 25 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have modified the presentation from last Wednesday, to better reflect the contents of that lecture and the activities done in class. Under week 3 I have posted the text of the second quiz, complete with the reading on which the listening exercise was based. Under week 3, I also added a link to the descriptions of the dreams that were used in class for the warm-up activity.

Sept. 20 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have modified the presentation from last Monday, to better reflect the contents of that lecture and the activities done in class.

Sept. 18 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted the assignments for next Monday. I have modified the presentation from last Wednesday, to better reflect the contents of that lecture and the activities done in class. I have added audio files with this week's readings, in mp3 and RealAudio format. I have posted the text of the first quiz, complete with the words from the listening exercise.

Sept. 13 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have added another assignments, due next Monday.

Sept. 11 [Content] -- I have fixed several mistakes in the Calendar section: I have added the office hours on Tuesdays, and I fixed the numbering of the weeks and of the tests.

Sept. 11 [Content] -- I have uploaded tonight's presentation, in different formats. I have posted the next assignments, due next Monday.

Sept. 8 [Other] -- I am going to see Manuale d'amore, at the Italian Film Festival, tomorrow, at 5 pm. The organizer of the festival, Gino Balducci, told me that it is one of the nicest in the program. If you plan to see this movie, look for me, and come to say hello.

Sept. 8 [Content] -- I have added the list of topics for the first class of the semester. I have posted new versions (in the various formats) of the presentation that I used in that class, after fixing minor mistakes. I have added a few technical notes about the HTML version of the presentation, inside the introductory paragraph of the "Lectures" section: the notes refer to the optimal viewing of the framed version of the presentation with different browsers.

Sept. 8 [Schedule] -- I will be in my office between 2:30 and 3:30, today, if anybody needs to see me. If you cannot find me in the office, look in the main office of the Department, just around the corner.

Sept. 6 [Other] -- Welcome to this class! If you need any help, just contact me (see the syllabus, or the bottom of this page for the contact information).

Sept. 6 [Other] -- Click on the following link to see the complete program (.pdf) of the Third Annual New Italian Film Festival at Stony Brook University, sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies & the Department of European Languages. Eight new Italian feature films with English subtitles at the Charles Wang Theater on the Stony Brook main campus. Free and open to the public.

Sept. 6 [Other] -- Attention faculy/staff/students: Special Olympics Needs Your Help! Volunteers needed for the 21st Annual Fall Adapted Games to take place at Stony Brook University on October 22, 2006. For additional information and to find out how you can make someone smile, contact Peg Abbatiello, Conferences & Special Events, at (631) 632-6320; or contact Special Olympics directly at (631) 254-1465.

Sept. 5 [Technical] -- This page is being updated. It has not been carefully reviewed, and links have not been tested.

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