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Spring 2019 Newsletter from the Department of French & Italian

March 6, 2019

Dear Friends of FRIT,

A pause, before we swing into summer, to celebrate some of the exciting highlights of our year. We welcomed Jennifer Row to the faculty, congratulated Bruno Chaouat on his new book and Hakim Abderrezak on his visiting professorship at Philipps-Universität Marburg, and celebrated Christophe Wall-Romana’s promotion to full professor. We also launched our first Learning Beyond MN course, Brian Barnett’s Francophone Louisiana, which includes a spring break trip to the state.

Congratulations to the undergraduate scholarship winners: Sam Glasford and Caleb Feltis (FRIT Study Abroad Scholarships), Ally Glasford (Aron M. Blankenburg Memorial Scholarship), and Aarilee Lorenzen (Italian Cultural Center Scholarship). To support more amazing student commitments to expand their horizons, we launched our Pivotal Journeys campaign last semester, which was such a success that we received another matching donation. Did you not have a chance to donate? Want to make a bigger impact? Consider supporting this second match!

So much great stuff is going on this summer too—we’ll tell you about some of the highlights in our occasional Profile: Awesome series.

Have news? Please do keep in touch (frit@umn.edu)!

Juliette Cherbuliez