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Study French, See the World!:  French major Natalie Lohr contemplates the beauty of the Alps from her perch on Mont Semnoz above Lake Annecy during the UVA in LYON summer program 2015. (Photographer: Amanda Selsky)

The Charlottesville and UVA community were given the opportunity to a free screening of the Oscar Nominated 2015 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film "Timbuktu"  on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  A  lively discussion followed the screening with filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako. 

Mauritanian Director, Abderrahmane Sissako discusses the art of photography and filmmaking with students and faculty on Friday, April 10, 2015.

French Professors Alison Levine and Kandioura Drame co-host Q&A Session with Abderrahmane Sissako following the free public viewing of the Oscar Nominated 2015 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film "Timbuktu"  at the Paramount Theater on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Charlottesville audience prepares to  enjoy a night at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, VA  to  view the free public screening of Oscar Nominated 2015 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film "Timbuktu"  directed by Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako on April 11, 2015.  

 Mauritanian Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako presents Master Class for Professor Alison Levine's class on Friday, April 10, 2015.

This 10-foot tall statue of UVA's founder was erected in Paris, near the Musée d'Orsay on the Left Bank, on July 4, 2006. A number of UVa alumni in France worked with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the city of Paris, and the Florence Gould Foundation to realize this project. (Photo credit: Elizabeth Head.)

French Department graduate students, along with the Language Program Director, enjoy a well-deserved pause café on the Lawn.

Is studying French good for your head? Ellen Sands (UVA French ’16) heads the ball for Sciences Po-Lyon during her semester abroad in Spring 2015.

Professors Ari Blatt and Jennifer Holm look on as Mr. Lebovitz talks about his book "My Paris Kitchen" on Thursday, April 16, 2015.  A lively discussion followed by Q&A ensued at this French Department Event that was open to the public..  [Photo by: Alison Levine].