Samuel N. Rosenberg, Professor Emeritus of French and Italian, passed away in Bloomington on June 30, 2020 at the age of 84. For his innumerable contributions to the scholarship of medieval literature and the life of the Department, he will be sorely missed.
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.
On Wednesday, October 23, in the University Club inside the Indiana Memorial Union, a new class of French students was inducted into the Pi Delta Phi national French honor society.
The Department was part of the Humanities Salon, a section of the outdoor event with tables and activities offered by various humanities programs.
While our faculty members are prolific in publishing scholarly articles, full-length books, whether monographs, linguistic analyses, or translations, are an achievement worthy of celebration, even for busy scholars.
As graduates and their families savored pain au chocolat and almond biscotti, the Faculty Room of the University Club bubbled with excitement.
Elizabeth K. Hebbard has joined the tenure-track faculty of the Department of French and Italian as assistant professor of French starting in August 2018.
We are pleased to congratulate the talented graduate students in the Department who won awards for excellence in conference presentations and theses this past summer.
We are pleased to welcome Akash Kumar to the Italian faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor starting in August 2018.
We are pleased to report on recent book publications by our faculty, which, as always, cover an eclectic and exciting array of topics.
From musical pursuits to business training at GE, our 2018 graduates have a wide variety of exciting plans as they leave IU to go out and conquer the world.
Italy is known worldwide for its cuisine, but when were the recipes for sauces, breads, and risottos first written and attributed to an author?