Department of French and Italian

College of Letters & Science



December 1, 2017

Congratulations to Associate Professor, Nevine El Nossery and Teaching Assistants Lindsey Smith and Hilary Emerson!  All three were selected as Fall 2017 Honored Instructors by University Housing through the Honored Instructors Program.  Each semester, University Housing residents have an opportunity to honor instructors that have impacted them positively - instructors that have challenged them, helped them learn, or inspired them. Nominations were made by a student living in University Housing currently enrolled in one of their instructor’s Fall 2017 courses.

Week of Italian Cuisine in the World

Chef "Marietta" leads a pasta making demonstration.

November 27, 2017

The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is an annual celebration of Italian gastronomy abroad. This year the focus was on quality, sustainability, culture, food security, right to food, education, identity, territory, and biodiversity. A series of events took place around the world and at UW-Madison. Food historian Massimo Montanari (University of Bologna) gave a well-attended public lecture on "Eating Italy: A History of Italian Food and Identity" and a series of pasta demonstrations at Slow Food UW and at Osteria Papervo restaurant drew large crowds. Students, faculty, and community members learned how to make homemade pasta from the Emilia-Romagna region and got to hear from chefs "Marietta" Barbara Asioli from Casa Artusi in Italy and Francesco Mangano, owner of Osteria Papavero. 

FRIT Hosts Study Tour from Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management

November 21, 2017

From November 13 - 17, the Department was host to a group of master's students from the Graduate School of Management (IAE) in Aix-en-Provence, France. The group was on campus as part of a rigorous academic study tour, the first of its kind organized between the two universities. Sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies and IAE, the 5-day tour took the group (a combination of International Business as well as Management Control and Reporting students) around Madison and Milwaukee and introduced students to the Wisconsin economy, economic development, entrepreneurship and innovation, cross-cultural issues in management, and the UW's economic and entrepreneurial impact within and beyond the state.

Outreach & Events

Apr 20, 2018
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Featuring Hilldale Lecturer Yves Citton

Oct 12, 2018
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