Lecture, panel discussion and film screening: Texan Italian Innovation

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The Italian Cultural and Community Center hosts a two-hour event that focuses on the work of Italian researchers and innovators in Texas. The event will serve as the premiere of a locally produced documentary titled Texan Italian Innovation. This 25-minute media piece is the latest installment of the Texan Italian Stories, a five-episode short documentary series created by ITAL, a media project focused on Texan Italian culture that's conducted by students and faculty members of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas State University in San Marcos.

Texan Italian Innovation, hosted by Austin native, Italian-American actor and producer Romina Olson, paints a comprehensive picture of the state of research and innovation in the Italian community in Texas. The piece highlights the work of diverse innovators from a wide range of fields, from biomedicine to modern languages to music.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, led by Texan Italian researcher Sergio Codognotto, that will spotlight some of the researchers highlighted in the movie. The goal of the evening is to provide an opportunity for the Italian community in Texas to gather and share other aspects of Italian culture that are usually not highlighted in typical Italian-related cultural events.

A complimentary reception hosted by Corradi USA and Nice Group USA at The Shade Shop rounds out the soirée.



The Italian Cultural & Community Center
1101 Milford St.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free.
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