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News and Events


Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

We are delighted to congratulate our colleague Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski on her promotion to the rank of Distinguished Professor.


The Department of French & Italian was the featured department in the summer 2014 issue of the Panther Pride Dietrich School newsletter | PDF issue


Fall 2015 Course Schedules are now available: French | Italian


Events >>

Mark your calendars for a birthday party! FRIT turns 50 years old in 2015, and we're celebrating with a conference on the topic of Commemoration on Oct 29-30, 2015. Join us for the conference and for the social reception on Oct 30. Like FRIT50 on Facebook. And visit our conference site for information and opportunities to re-connect with friends and even contribute to one of our interactive timelines.

Alumni >>

Gabriella Baika (PhD French, 2007) has recently published The Rose and Geryon: The Poetics of Fraud and Baika Rose GeryonViolence in Jean de Meun and Dante (Catholic UP, 2014) and received tenure at the Florida Institute of Technology.



Marina Starik (PhD French, 2013) is now working for Smith College Abroad, welcoming their students to Geneva and teaching an accelerated French refresher there. Congratulations, Marina!


Send Us Your News!

Alumni and friends of the department are encouraged to send their news to for publication in the French & Italian Department Newsletter.

FRIT Alumni: update your contact information by visiting Registration is easy and free. Or call the Alumni Association at 1-800-258-7488, they would love to hear from you!




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