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News and Events


Welcome back to all of our students in French and Italian!

Read about some of our amazing current undergrads in French & Italian: Karen Lue, Ellen Connally, and Kaley Kilpatrick.

The Department of French & Italian is the featured department in the latest issue of the Panther Pride Dietrich School newsletter | PDF issue

Spring 2015 Course Schedules are now available: French | Italian


Events >>

Franklin Toker (HA&A) will present a lecture on "The Florence Cathedral Excavations: From Archeology into Art History" on Thurs, Oct 23 in the Frick Fine Arts building auditorium at 4pm | read more

We are pleased to welcome Alex Gil (Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries) as he presents ”Ephemeral Tents: Up and Running with Digital Humanities before the Infrastructure” on Mon, Oct 27 at 2pm in 602 CL | PDF poster

"Afropean Narratives of the 21st Century,” a colloquium featuring Alain Mabanckou (UCLA) and Dominic Thomas (UCLA), will be held on Thurs, Oct 30 from 12:30-2pm in 602 CL | PDF flyer

The French & Italian fall term events schedule is available here (PDF)

Alumni >>

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!

Read about the success stories of  recent French & Italian alums Matt Carulli, Alyssa DiLoreto, Allison Hall, Danielle Marsh, and Marissa Murin.

Listen to the French radio interview [in French] with alumna Allison Hall (BA French, '12; Assistante de langue 2012-2013) about her volunteer activities with UNICEF in her host city of Chartres, France.

Congratulations to alumna Hillary Gulley (BA Italian, '04), recipient of a 2012 PEN Center Translation Fund Fellowship for her translation of Marcelo Cohen's El fin de lo mismo (The End of the Same).

Read about Aparna Nayak (PhD French, 2006) in the "Alumni Spotlight" of a recent EUCE/ESC Newsletter (PDF).

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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