Molly Melching (M.A. ’79, French), Founder and CEO of Tostan, receives the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights.
Alessia Zulato receives the Anthony Jung Award for Best Graduate Student Paper
Congratulations to Alessia Zulato (PhD candidate in French Linguistics) who has received the Anthony Jung Award for Best Graduate Student Paper at the 40th Annual European Studies Conference on October 9-10, 2015 at the University of Nebraska Omaha. The title of her paper is: “Regional Minority Language Vitality and the Case of Franco-provençal in Valle d’Aosta, Italy. The paper will be published in the selected online conference proceedings later this fall.
New FRIT faculty members!
Meet our new colleagues. Professor Aurore Mroz (Ph.D., U of Iowa) specializes in SLATE and comes to us with a rich teaching and research experience in L2 culture, pronunciation, and computer-assisted and computer-mediated teaching and learning environments. Professor Jean-Jacques Poucel (Ph.D., U of Colorado), is a critic, translator, and poet who holds a visiting position in FRIT and is a specialist of modern and contemporary French literature. We are delighted to have them!
Emanuel Rota and Jessica Sciubba elected fellows of National Italian American Foundation
Jessica Sciubba and Emanuel Rota have been elected NIAF Fellows for the academic year 2015/16.The NIAF on Campus Program has been created to gather student leaders and their mentors at the annual meeting of the organization to be held this year from October 16-18 in Washington, DC. Jessica Sciubba and Emanuel Rota will be among those who will design a new “NIAF on Campus” strategy. Each year, the NIAF awards 15 fellowships nationwide to recognize the work of professors and students in promoting the Italian and Italian American experience on campus.
Joe Johnson awarded Essay Prize
Former student Joe R. Johnson (B.A., French and Medieval Studies), is one of the 2014 winners of The Medieval Journal¹s essay prize. Joe's essay, titled "Domestication and its Discontents", explores the semantic and conceptual structures of Herbert¹s Roman de Dolopathos (c. 1210). Joe is continuing his research and teaching in French Medieval literature and culture at NYU. Congratulations, Joe!