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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 was the featured department in the summer 2014 issue of the Panther Pride Dietrich School newsletter | PDF issue

Spring 2015 Course Schedules are now available: French | Italian


Events >>

"Adventures in Digital Humanities": Dan Edelstein (French, Stanford) will visit Pitt for an afternoon focusing on the Digital Humanities in research and teaching on Thurs, Nov 20 from 2-5:30pm in the Humanities Center, 602 CL

Sponsored by Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt

The Pittsburgh Film Colloquium presents Remi Fontanel (Film Studies, University of Lyon 2) on "Maurice Pialat, Abdellatif Kechiche, Bruno Dumont: Cinema and the Challenge of the Body," on Thurs, Nov 20 at 5:30pm in 1228 CL | PDF flyer

Sponsored by the Film Studies Program

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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