The University of Minnesota Twin Cities (TC) French and Morris Humanities programs are pleased to announce a new partnership for Fall 2020: an upper-division course taught in French by faculty from both campuses for students at both campuses. Jennifer Row (TC) and Tammy Berberi (Morris) will co-teach Disabled Bodies, Minds and Selves in French Literature, Art and Culture.
Separated by language and location, librarians Brian Vetruba and Sarah G. Wenzel nonetheless join as partners in an unusual librarian exchange between the University of Minnesota and the University of Chicago.
Cookbooks, kitchens, and restaurants hide secret family recipes and the stories behind them. Deborah Lee-Ferrand unearths these secrets of food and culture in her PhD research while teaching at William & Mary in Virginia. There, she found another passion in teaching students and learning alongside them.
Betsy Kerr is retiring after a 40-year career in the department of French & Italian. She reflects on teaching before and after the technological revolution, coordinating College in the Schools (CIS), and working with students. Her time at UMN has been rewarding and gratifying, but she is excited about the opportunities that retirement holds.
Joseph Rojas learned abroad in three countries and three languages. He discusses how his experiences in Brazil, Venezuela, and France informed his career path. “Adaptability and flexibility are two of the greatest skills I learned as a result of studying abroad.”