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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.

As part of the our popular Fall Lecture Series, Jean-Claude Bonnet (CNRS), Paris speaks about Flaubert to a packed house of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty(Oct. 28, 2014). Photo by: Spyros Simotas.

Radio Kaizman from Lyon, France performs on Maison Francaise porch. (Photo by Amy Ogden)

Philippe Berthier, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, speaks in Professor Philippe Roger's  class. During his visit to UVa, Prof. Berthier also delivered a paper at the recent conference on "Stendahl's Many 'Lives'" (September 19, 2014) organized by Ph.D student, Antoine Guibal. (photo by Antoine Guibal).

 

"Photos from the recent "Stendhal's Many Lives" Conference, organized by Antoine Guibal and featuring Profs. David Bell (Duke), Philippe Berthier (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Jacques Neefs (Johns Hopkins), and our very own Philippe Roger." (Photo by Antoine Guibal)

"Photos from the recent "Stendhal's Many Lives" Conference, organized by Antoine Guibal and featuring Profs. David Bell (Duke), Philippe Berthier (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Jacques Neefs (Johns Hopkins), and our very own Philippe Roger." (Photo by Antoine Guibal)

Philippe Berthier, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, speaks in Professor Philippe Roger's  class. He participated on at the "Stendahl's Many 'Lives': A Colloquium on Stendhal as a Biographer", September 19, 2014 organized by Ph.D student,  Antoine Guibal. (photo by Antoine Guibal)

The Department of French congratulates the winners of the Intermediate French Concours d’écriture for the Spring 2014 semester.

Instructors nominated the top compositions from each of our seven French 2020 classes this spring, and a panel of judges selected the following three winners for their outstanding essays:

1st place: Julia DeCelles-Zwerneman (pictured in center), “Une belle catastrophe: le problème de la rivière Citarum” (instructor, Karen James)

Congratulations to the 2014 French Department Graduating Class.  (Photo by Mary McKinley)