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This May, the Department is delighted to congratulate seven students finishing their Master of Arts degrees and eleven students finishing their PhDs. We normally would celebrate these great accomplishments in person, but given the pandemic, we send our good wishes virtually, and reflect here on the students and their work.

In May 2020, students experienced an Indiana University commencement like no other in living memory, as graduation ceremonies and receptions were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It has been a busy year for Ph.D. candidate Carlotta Vacchelli! As she works on her dissertation in Italian Studies, she has also been coordinating a study abroad program in Italy and serving as the Assistant Editor for an online journal of Italian popular culture, all while responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Departmental events

Old Occitan reading group Summer 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020—Monday, August 10, 2020

Starts at 4 p.m.



No previous experience with Old Occitan is necessary. In fact, we are happy to catch you up if you are joining us for the first time.

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