Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science



January 8, 2019

Italian Ph.D. graduate student, Hilary Emerson, was recently interviewed about the Cineteca Italiana film series on WORT.  The UW Cineteca Italiana is a graduate student initiative that showcases a variety of classic & contemporary Italian films for students and the community.  Movies are shown weekly throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.  More information can be found on the UW Cineteca Italiana facebook  page.  You... more

Professor Andrew Irving receives Les Palmes Académiques

November 5, 2018

On October 19, Professor Andrew Irving was awarded a distinct honor at the French House Centennial Gala. In recognition of his outstanding service and dedication to French language education, Professor Irving received L'Orde des Palmes Académiques from the French Consul to Chicago, Monsieur Guillaume Lacroix (right in picture). This is an honor given on behalf of the French Republic to distinguished academics worldwide for eminent service to French education and contributions to the prestige... more

CIAO Scholarship supports students studying abroad

2018 CIAO Scholarship recipient Peter Nielsen with members of CIAO organization

November 2, 2018

Applications for the CIAO Scholarship are now open! CIAO (Cultural Italian American Organization), a social group made up of those with Italian heritage living in the Madison area, will provide $1000 to a student of Italian spending at least one semester abroad in Italy in spring 2019. Last year's recipient, Peter Nielsen (pictured in the center with Joseph Tripalin and Catherine Tripalin Murray), studied at the University of Bologna in spring 2018. Peter was recently invited to share his... more

Outreach & Events

Apr 5, 2019

Topic "Shame"

Sep 13, 2019

Annual picnic for faculty, staff, and graduate students of the Department of French and Italian.