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November 18, 2019
Read this Opinion piece in The Daily by UW student Tiasha Datta on the importance of learning another language. Italian Lecturer and advisor Sabrina Tatta is quoted!
Conor Cunningham
October 16, 2019
Read about French major Conor Cunningham, who received a Boren Undergraduate Scholarship to study in Latvia!
UW Climate Survey
October 8, 2019
We want to know about your experience a the University of Washington. Share your thoughts and help create a better living, learning & working environment for every Husky. It’s confidential. Find out more and take the survey here. Your voice matters! We want to hear from every undergraduate, graduate and professional student and every faculty and staff member. The greater the response, the better the UW will... Read more
Italy Tri Colored Map
August 9, 2019
Due to the fact that all of the ITAL 101 sections were full we have added another section for autumn quarter! Want to learn Italian and fulfill your foreign language requirement or earn VLPA credit? Register for Elementary Italian - ITAL 101 E on MTWThF at 11:30am-12:20pm now! Email for questions or assistance... Read more
Dean's medalists with Dean Bob Stacey
August 8, 2019
Read the College of Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter feature "Student & Superlatives" by Nancy Joseph about the 2018-2019 Dean's Medalists, including one of our French majors, Ashley Beeman!
Language and Trans Communities in Francophone and Anglophone Spaces
July 25, 2019
Louisa Mackenzie, with Vinay Swamy of Vassar College, has just completed a special volume of H-France's online "Salon". The title is "Legitimizing 'Iel'?: Language and Trans Communities in Francophone and Anglophone Spaces", and the volume--for which Mackenzie also contributed a single-authored essay and co-authored the... Read more
Lianna Gaudry
June 28, 2019
Lianna Gaudry, a French major and Italian minor was recently accepted to the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). The TAPIF allows American citizen to live in France for 7 months, teaching English to students in primary or secondary schools. The program gives participants an excellent teaching experience and first-hand knowledge of French Language and culture. Lianna, who just graduated from the University of Washington Summa Cum Laude... Read more
Alicia & Matthias
June 21, 2019
French and Italian Studies graduates and their families gathered with staff and faculty in the Simpson Center on June 13th to celebrate the culmination of their time at the UW. Over 80 people mingled, chatted and enjoyed refreshments before Chair Geoff Turnovsky took a few minutes to speak about the graduates and recognize some of their outstanding achievements. He commended the students' hard work and wished everyone the best in their post-graduation endeavors. Congratulations to all the... Read more
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June 20, 2019
Read the French & Italian Studies Spring 2019 Newsletter and catch up on what our faculty and students have been up to!
Ashley Beeman UW Dean's Medalist
June 6, 2019
French & Italian Studies would like to congratulate Ashley Beeman, a graduating senior and double major in French Studies and English Literature on being awarded the 2018-2019 Dean’s Medal from the Division of Humanities. The Dean’s Medal is awarded to the top graduating senior in each of the four divisions of the College of Arts & Sciences. Ashley, a native of Bremerton, Washington became interested in French as a child when her ballet instructor spoke in French. In junior high and... Read more