Palmes Académiques Ceremony

University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty Aliko Songolo and Ritt Deitz will be named Chevaliers de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in a ceremony with the French Consul General, Jean-Baptiste de Boissière, at The French House.


Dating from 1808 under Napoleonic rule, the L’Ordre des Palmes Académiques was established to distinguish university dignitaries and recognize service in the field of education. Today it is conferred on scholars, scientists, and those in literary and artistic fields.


This event is happening in conjunction with the annual Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.