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2014-05-15 08:32:52

The Marconi Science Award, established in 1995, annually recognizes a living Italian American scientist who exemplifies Marconi's vast scientific and creative accomplishments FAIRFIELD, N.J., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Salvatore DiMauro of The Bronx, New York was presented with the 2014 UNICO National Marconi Science Award and Medal by UNICO National President Michael Veselka at a gala award ceremony and dinner at the UNICO National Board Meeting in Chicago, IL attended by...

2011-06-08 06:35:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astronaut Paul W. Richards of Annapolis, MD, was awarded the 2011 UNICO National Marconi Science Award by UNICO National President Chris DiMattio at a gala award ceremony during UNICO's Board of Directors meeting, Saturday, March 26th, 2011, in Kansas City, MO. Richards, an accomplished aerospace engineer, was a crewmember of Space Shuttle Discovery Mission STS-102 which visited the International Space Station. Mission accomplishments included...

2010-11-29 06:45:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At a recent UNICO National regional meeting, young Italian American tenor Christopher Macchio, a rising star in the entertainment world, gave a special, surprise guest performance of his vocal talent to UNICO National delegates and guests from across the Eastern Region. Macchio sang some classic Italian songs and ended with the very beautiful aria from Puccini's Turandot - "Nessun Dorma." He received multiple standing ovations from the...

2010-11-09 06:35:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Describing the show as yet another disgraceful and disheartening chapter of Executive Producer SallyAnn Salsano's malicious exploitation and stereotyping of young Italian Americans for profit, UNICO National is asking VH1 to pull the plug on "My Big Friggin' Wedding." "Stereotyping and slurring young Italian Americans means big, big bucks for bottom-feeder networks like MTV and VH1," said Andre' DiMino, UNICO's Chief Media Executive and...

2010-07-20 07:10:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A mural of the Italian flag, which covered part of the front of MTV's "Jersey Shore" beach house at Seaside Heights and was used to unfortunately symbolize the show which stereotyped Italian Americans, has been removed, UNICO National President Andre' DiMino announced. The mural of the Italian flag was painted over the garage door of the shore house, with a centered overlay of an outline of the State of New Jersey. The removal occurs after talks...

2010-06-24 07:15:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICO National President Andre' DiMino today reported he is "cautiously optimistic" about the potential lack of derogatory Italian American references and imagery in the upcoming second season of MTV's "Jersey Shore." However, DiMino warned that UNICO's Anti-Bias Committee would focus its efforts on several copycat "reality" TV shows which disparage Italian Americans. "While encouraged by recent discussions with MTV executives and after viewing the...

2010-04-19 06:40:00

FAIRFIELD, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of announcements of a second season at Seaside Heights, UNICO National President Andre' DiMino promised a renewed battle against MTV's "Jersey Shore," which stereotyped and degraded Italian Americans. "If MTV continues to degrade and stereotype Italian Americans, then we'll fight back," DiMino said, noting that UNICO, the nation's largest Italian American service organization, received thousands of calls, letters and emails of support,...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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