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Sep 9, 2014 – Amélie’s Magical Realism

French professor Robert Hudson lectures on the French film “Amélie” during the semester’s first International Cinema lecture and film showing.
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Aug 15, 2014 – Stepping Towards the Future

Graduates celebrated with college faculty and friends at the August 2014 convocation ceremony.
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Aug 6, 2014 – A Unique Perspective

As Scott Sprenger leaves for the provost position at the American University of Paris, he shares his thoughts on what makes BYU a unique university.
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Jul 17, 2014 – Why humanities?

Forum speaker Scott Sprenger discussed the value of a liberal arts education in the workforce.
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Apr 1, 2014 – IC Lecture: Rosso Come il Cielo

Based on the life of Mirco Mencacci, one of the most famous and talented sound editors in the Italian film industry, Rosso Come il Cielo tells the story of Mirco’s struggle to cope with his blindness which was caused by an accident with an old rifle when he was 10 years old, although in Mencacci’s real life this accident took place when he has four years old.
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Mar 3, 2014 – French Speaking Lab open to all students

The French Speaking Lab is now available to all students! 20 minute sessions with native speakers are available to students from all levels to aid in pronunciation, conversation, and even OPI preparation! To sign up for an appointment at the French Speaking Lab, please visit http://cls.byu.edu/labschedule/ The lab is located in 3009 JKB
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Nov 22, 2013 – NSEP Boren Scholarship

Good news! French is now a qualifying language for the Boren National Scholarship. You could be awarded up to $20,000 an academic year. Click here for more information!
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Sep 16, 2013 – French Club T-shirt Design Contest

Le CLUB invites you to submit a design for the 2013 French Club T-shirt Design Contest! Submit designs in PDF or JPEG format to: byufrenchclub@gmail.com. Submission deadline is noon on September 18
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Jun 4, 2013 – Is French Making a Comeback?

Just a few years ago, French was being written off as a valuable option in American schools, but now it’s back in vogue. Maybe Johnny Depp’s move to France, Angelina Jolie’s insistence that her children respond to her in French, or Avril Lavigne’s stage have swayed the American psyche, or maybe we’re waking up to the realization that French is not only a beautiful, philosophical language but a language of the future as Francophone areas of Africa and the Middle East burst through development barriers.
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Mar 28, 2013 – Spring 2013 French Courses

Have you ever wondered what you need to do to get your Language Certificate in French? Complete half your French Minor in one term? Or put a serious dent in your French Major?
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Mar 27, 2013 – What Do I Do After French 321?

For those French students who are wondering which classes to take after French 321...
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Jan 14, 2013 – What Will You Do With an English Degree?

(CNN) - Almost every college student who considers majoring in English - or French, or philosophy, or art history - inevitably hears the question: "What in the world are you going to do with that?" The question can come from worried parents, perplexed relatives, or derisive, incredulous peers, but it always implies that degrees in the humanities are “boutique” degrees, nice ornaments that serve no practical purpose in the real world. After all, who needs another 50-page honors project on the poetry of Charles Baudelaire?
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Sep 17, 2012 – Humanities Internship Information Fair

Interested in the College of Humanities? Are you apart of the college of humanities and looking for internship opportunities? Come to the Humanities+ Internship Information Fair to see what is available.
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Apr 23, 2012 – BYU French Teachers' Workshop

The BYU French Teachers' Workshop, a week-long workshop for secondary educators of French, will run from June 11 to June 15, 9:30am - 2:30pm. Click "Read More" for registration information.
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Mar 29, 2012 – Yvon Le Bras

Congratulations to Professor Yvon Le Bras who, in collaboration with Réal Ouellet, published the critical edition of two travel narratives written originally by Jacques Bouton and Hyacinthe de Caen. This book was published through the University of Laval Press, and includes an explanatory introduction, extensive notes, a glossary, and an index.
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Feb 14, 2012 – Article

Dr. Anca Mitroi Sprenger has written an article entitled "Cioran ou 'Comment peut-on être Européen?'," found in the 2012 issue of "Transilvania" (pictured above). For more information, click "Read More."
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Dec 28, 2011 – French Studies MA Info Meeting

The MA in French Studies is a 2-year program of advanced studies in French culture, civilization, visual arts, language, literature, film, history or politics. Come to the meeting to learn more, including how to apply!
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Sep 28, 2011 – Volunteer in French immersion classroom

The local Edgemont Elementary school is looking for advanced French speakers to volunteer in their French immersion classroom. This is a great opportunity for French Teaching Majors! Click "read more..." if you'd like to volunteer.
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Sep 26, 2011 – Africa's Ambiguous Adventure

A colloquium commemorating the 50th Anniversary of one of Africa’s most celebrated works of literature united students and scholars at BYU.
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Sep 23, 2011 – Soirée francophone with Elder Caussé

Elder Caussé of the Quorum of the Seventy will be coming to Salt Lake for General Conference and would like to meet with the French speaking community. For details, click "read more."
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Sep 13, 2011 – Int"l Cinema-The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

This week International Cinema is playing The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. A 1964 French movie about a young girl, Genevieve, who is secretly in love with the local auto mechanic.
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Sep 1, 2011 – Qualtrics Seeking French Speakers

Qualtrics is seeking French speakers for a sales position. If you are interested, please contact Chris Adams at 801-472-8716
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Jun 20, 2011 – BYU Broadcasting on French Camp

Click "Read More" to view BYU Broadcasting's story on the French Camp! Skip to 14:00 to watch the report.
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Jun 7, 2011 – Humanities/Leadership course for seniors

During Fall semester 2011 the course "Readings in Humanities and Leadership" will be offered to seniors whose majors are in the College of Humanities. HColl 480R section 1: Humanities Research Seminar, 3 credit hours.
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May 4, 2011 – Lingua Romana Article

A new article edited by Dr. Yvon Le Bras, "Autobiographie vs. autofiction dans l’œuvre de Gabrielle Roy," is now featured in the French and Italian Department's Lingua Romana. Click "read more" to read the full article.
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Apr 19, 2011 – Dr. Madison Sowell Appointed Provost

Emeritus professor of Italian, Madison Sowell, was recently appointed provost at Southern Virginia University.
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Apr 8, 2011 – Hire from the Humanities

"Want Innovative Thinking? Hire from the Humanities." This is the title of an article published last week by Tony Golsby-Smith in the Harvard Business Review blog. Click more to view the article.
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Mar 29, 2011 – Looking for Resident Facilitator

The French house is now looking for qualified French native speakers. If you are a native French speaker, apply to the French house to be a resident facilitator. You may qualify to receive a scholarship for your housing and dinners. Scholarships are available for spring, summer, fall and winter of 2011-2012. If you are interested or know someone who may be, please contact ML Oscarson at: mloscarson@gmail.com.
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Jan 19, 2011 – Position Available at the HEC

The English program at the HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales), Europe's premier management school, has an opening for a position of lecteur or lectrice currently available. Click "Read More" for details.
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Jan 19, 2011 – Exaggerated Decline of Foreign Languages

Click "read more" to view an article published in the Deseret News featuring interviews with BYU College of Humanities professors Scott Sprenger and Ray Clifford.
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Jan 6, 2011 – Apply for Senegal Study Abroad

There are still a limited number of spots available in the Spring 2011 Senegal study abroad, so apply right away! Click "read more" for information on the program and how to apply.
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Dec 17, 2010 – Student Editor Position

The Department of French and Italian seeks a student editor to work on the departmental journal Lingua Romana (http://humanities.byu.edu/lingua_romana). To apply, please send a short CV to the department front-desk secretary by January 15 (e-mail: french_italian@byu.edu; phone: 801-422-2209).
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Dec 13, 2010 – In the Humanities, How Should We Define

Dr. Scott Sprenger recently published a guest post in The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing the value of a liberal arts education. The article can be accessed below.
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Dec 8, 2010 – Take French at the Salt Lake Center!

If you are interested in taking a French course winter semester, consider taking French 102 at the Salt Lake Center. The small class size allows for more speaking opportunity and individualized instruction from a native French speaker. The course will be offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00-7:25 p.m.
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Dec 3, 2010 – Voici Noël!

Join us for the last French Club activity of the year! Celebrate Christmas with an hour of Christmas contes and cantiques on Thursday, December 9 from 7-8pm in B190 JFSB.
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Nov 29, 2010 – Noël en France

Join us for a special Christmas presentation, Noël en France, given by Professor Chantal Thompson. As part of the program, Jim Shumway of the Tabernacle Choir will be performing "Minuit, Chrétiens". The event will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:00am in the Assembly Hall of the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors' Center.
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Nov 29, 2010 – Chantons Noël!

Join us for the annual French Choir Christmas Concert! The concert is this Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 7:00pm in 3220 WSC. The event is free, so bring your friends!
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Nov 2, 2010 – FBI Summer 2011 Internships

The FBI is accepting applications for internships during summer 2011. Foreign language students are encouraged to apply. The application deadline in Friday, November 19.
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Oct 29, 2010 – Gabrielle Roy Symposium

The French and Italian Department, the College of Humanities, and the Kennedy Center are sponsoring a week-long symposium (8-12 November) on French Canadian author Gabrielle Roy.
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Oct 26, 2010 – Découvrir Gabrielle Roy

The French and Italian Department will be hosting a symposium on November 11, 2010 at 11am in B002 JFSB.
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