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In the News. Congratulations to our colleague Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Medieval Adacemy of America, "in recognition of her distinguished contributions to medieval studies." This very prestigious recognition is reserved for a total of only 125 medievalists in North America | read more

Take a look at our Summer Language offerings:


Fall 2014 Course Schedules are now available: French | Italian

new New French course in Fall 2014: FR 1088 *French Kiss: Love, Sex, France* is an introductory-level course taught in English with no prerequisites. Get credit for your French minor or major while learning all about amour in the French tradition! | course description | flyer 

Events >>

Humanities Cafe' Learn what the study of languages and cultures, clear communication (in any language!), strong writing and analytical skills can do for you! Meet faculty, grads, and current students at the Humanities Cafe' on Thurs, Apr 10 from 3:30-7pm in the Frick Fine Arts Cloisters, all to the buzz of free Tazza d'Oro coffee | PDF flyer | poster

Pittsburgh's second edition of the Italian Film Festival USA concludes this weekend with our final three films:

Read about this year's festival | Post-Gazette coverage | PDF flyer

The Italian Nationality Room will host a fundraiser and wine/cheese reception this Sat Apr 12 at 5pm in the Frick Fine Arts Cloisters before the 7pm screening of Viva la liberta`.The cost is $75 and all proceeds to to the Italian Room scholarship fund. Please email Committee president Matt Carulli at matthewcarulli[at] for more information. 

Alumni >>

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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