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November 14, 2018
We are pleased to announce the 6th annual French & Italian Studies Photo Contest. FIS students may submit up to two photos taken while traveling or studying abroad in Italy, France, or the Francophone world. Current students can use the link below to a Google form to submit your photos for the chance to win a gift card to the University bookstore!... Read more
Sophie Labelle_ Louisa Mackenzie
November 1, 2018
Canadian artist, trans rights activist, and internet sensation Sophie Labelle visited the University of Washington on Wednesday, October 24. Read about Sophie Labelle's visit to the University of Washington!
Houses of Burano
October 22, 2018
Registration for winter quarter is just around the corner!  See what French & Italian Studies is offering winter and spring and plan your courses for the next two quarters. Download the 2018-2019 Course Schedule here. For questions about winter and spring courses refer to the French... Read more
Books set in Paris
September 24, 2018
From the Whole U As the sun sets on summer, why not have one last hurrah and plan a literary getaway with some suggestions from the U Book Store? Explore Paris from the comfort of your home through fiction, essays, or memoir! You won’t have to worry about layovers with these five titles! Read the Article!
Louvre Pyramid
September 17, 2018
Due to popular demand we have added a new section of French 103 for Autumn quarter! If you have taken FRENCH 102 or equivalent, register now for FRENCH 103 E (23856) MTWThF 8:30-9:20am in Denny 258. Find details on autumn quarter French classes here If you have any questions or need assistance with registration email... Read more
Allison Dumitriu Carcoana
September 12, 2018
A UW pre-med student explains why her academic major - Italian - will make her a better doctor. Read More //
Christelle Silue
August 21, 2018
Christelle Silué, a senior double major in French Studies and Public Health is putting her time and education to good use this summer. Originally from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire or the Ivory Coast, Christelle went back home this summer and decided to take advantage of the opportunity to do research for an independent study course and to do some local advocacy work. Christelle moved to Everett six years ago and realized “she didn’t want to lose touch with French” so she decided to continue studying... Read more
French & Italian Studies Graduation 2018
June 22, 2018
French and Italian Studies graduates and their families gathered with staff and faculty in the Simpson Center on June 8th to celebrate the culmination of their time at the UW. Around 70 people mingled, chatted and enjoyed refreshments for an hour 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... Read more
Allison Dumitriu Carcoana Beatrice Arduini
June 11, 2018
Italian major Allison Dumitriu Carcoana has won the Grand Prize ($1,000) Library Research Award for Undergraduates in the Non-senior category. Allision's winning paper "Dal Principe di Machiavelli a Trump: Somiglianze in Politica Basate sulla Natura Umana" was written for an independent study course with Associate Professor of Italian Studies Beatrice Arduini. Allison is President of the Italian Club and is also a pre-med student. Congratulations Allison!
Chenyibo Zhu
June 8, 2018
Graduating French and Mathematics major Chenyibo Zhu was recently named the Humanities Division Dean's Medalist and a gonfaloniere. French & Italian Studies nominated Chenyibo and the College of Arts and Sciences awards the Dean’s Medal to the top graduating senior in each of the four divisions. Each year the UW’s schools and colleges select accomplished students to lead their degree candidates into Husky Stadium during the Commencement procession. These students are called ... Read more