Recent News

French and italian flags crossed over

The Italian Club and the French Club are both looking for new officers for the 2017-2018 academic year. Being a club officer is a great opportunity to boost your resume, gain some leadership and teamwork experience, meet new people, and organize language and cultural activities outside of the classroom! See below for information on how and when to apply!

Italian Club Officer Applications:

group of people in paris

Assistant Professor Maya Smith's French 448 students (Cultures of Franco-America) and students in the CHID Amsterdam Study Abroad Program recently watched a screening of the documentary Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light. The screening was followed by an engaging Q&A with the Associate Producer, Julia Browne. The documentary, based on a book by the same name, follows the experience of African-Americans in Paris since 1900.

Dantzel Cenatiempo

Dantzel Cenatiempo, one of our French doctoral candidates has been awarded the 2017-2018 Joff Hanauer for Excellence in Western Civilization Graduate Fellowship. Hanauer Fellows receive a $5000 stipend and will participate in a bi-monthly seminar led by Galya Diment, Joff Hanauer Distinguished Professor for Western Civilization.

Emma Smith in Venice

Emma Smith has been living and working as an intern at the UW Rome Center since last summer. She will continue her journey in Italy in the fall as an intern with the Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Department at the U.S Embassy in Rome. Below Emma reflects on the year she has spent abroad, and gives advice about balancing your personal, work, and social life while employed in a foreign country.

Richard Watts

Our very own associate professor and department chair Rich Watts was recently featured on Q13 Fox to provide his expert analysis of the French election.  Professor Watts provided insight on the candidates in the French election and spoke about the signifigance and impact the election will have on France, Europe and Washington state. Watch the news clips here!