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News and Events


Welcome back for the spring 2015 term!

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


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 >>

Next up at the Italian Film Festival  USA--Pittsburgh: L'arbitro (Zucca, 2013) on Fri, Apr 10 at 7pm in FFA 125. We will be joined for a film presentation and post-screening Q&A by the director, Paolo Zucca

Visit the Italian Film Festival website for this year's schedule, film synopses, and trailers, and "like" our Facebook page to keep up with updates and festival surprises | new festival update page


French filmmaker Jean-Marie Villeneuve will present his film Tout est faux on Sat, Apr 18 at 6pm in CL 332 in a free screening and director Q&A | PDF poster

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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