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Upcoming Events


10/12/2015 | 7:00 pm

<p>Espresso Royale on the corner of Goodwin and Oregon</p>

Pause Café

10/15/2015 | 5:30 pm

<p>Espresso Royale, near the intersection of Oregon and Gregory</p>

Go to the Department of French Events Calendar for information about other upcoming events.


Emanuel Rota and Jessica Sciubba elected fellows of National Italian American Foundation
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:00:00 CDT
Jessica Sciubba and Emanuel Rota have been elected NIAF Fellows for the academic year 2015/16.The NIAF on Campus Program has been created to gather student leaders and their mentors at the annual meeting of the organization to be held this year from October 16-18 in Washington, DC. Jessica Sciubba and Emanuel Rota will be among those who will design a new “NIAF on Campus” strategy. Each year, the NIAF awards 15 fellowships nationwide to recognize the work of professors and students in promoting the Italian and Italian American experience on campus.
Joe Johnson awarded Essay Prize
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:00:00 CDT
Former student Joe R. Johnson (B.A., French and Medieval Studies), is one of the 2014 winners of The Medieval Journal¹s essay prize. Joe's essay, titled "Domestication and its Discontents", explores the semantic and conceptual structures of Herbert¹s Roman de Dolopathos (c. 1210). Joe is continuing his research and teaching in French Medieval literature and culture at NYU. Congratulations, Joe!
Zsuzsanna Fagyal & Eda Derhemi among recipients of Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:00:00 CDT
Zsuzsanna Fagyal and Eda Derhemi are part of the group of EUC faculty whose projects will be benefitting from the prestigious Jean Monnet Center of Excellence Grant awarded to the European Union Center at the University of Illinois for 2015-2018. The three-year grant, “Strengthening Transatlantic Trust,” rewards projects designed to sustain the continued excellence in research, teaching, and outreach of the European Union Center of the University of Illinois. Professor Fagyal and Derhemi’s project, Language and Minorities in Europe: An Introduction, will lead to the publication of a book and receive support for continued outreach to the public and educators in Europe and the United States on research and teaching on minorities. A previous Jean Monnet grant, “Europe and the Mediterranean: Transnational Spaces and Integration” (2011-2014), resulted in a new, team-taught course that presented the cultural, economic, and migratory networks linking Europe and the Mediterranean region as interdependent spaces. FRIT Professors Emanuel Rota and Eda Derhemi were among the instructors of this course that has become a permanent offering. The initiative has also led to an SLCL 200 ‘Topics in Global Culture” course on ‘Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean’ offered this fall and taught by ten SLCL faculty and coordinated by Professor Derhemi.”