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Wishing a great summer to our students, colleagues, and friends! See you in the fall!

Congratulations to French Program alumna Merghol Tiv, recipient of a Humanity in Action Fellowship to research in Amsterdam in the summer of 2016 | read more


Congratulations to Lorraine Denman, recipient of a 2016 Bellet Teaching Excellence Award! Watch the classroom video made in Lorraine's honor.


Congratulations to Rick Donato, recipient of a 2016 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring!


In memoriam We mourn the recent passing of Professor Emeritus of French Daniel S. Russel, who taught in the Department of French & Italian from 1968 until his retirement in 2005; he chaired the Department from 1984 until 1996 | FRIT50 emeritus bios | Daniel Russell obituary



  Year of the Humanities


Summer 2016 Course Schedules are available here: French | Italian


Fall 2016 Course Schedules are available here: French | Italian


Events >>

Campus Visit of LGBT Moroccan Writer Abdellah Taia

Philippe de Mezieres 2016Philippe de Mézières et le concept d'Europe au Moyen Age, an international conference organized through Pitt and the Université du Maine, will take place on 26-27 May at the Université du Maine.

Alumni >>

Pamela Pears (PhD French, 2001) has published her second book, Pears Front Cover IconographyFront Cover Iconography and Algerian Women's Writing with Lexington Press. She has just been promoted to Professor of French and Chair of Modern Languages at Washington College in Maryland.


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