Congratulations to Dr. Christina Biron on organizing another successful Arts Night on November 14, 2012! Poetry, music, song, and capoeira all featured on the program. To enjoy the evening's talent please view the video here.
• "Forbidden Marriages: Love and Race in Early 19th-Century France." A lecture by Dr. Jennifer Heuer, History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Frederick Douglass Unity House, Nov. 2, 2012, 5:00 PM. Organized by Dr. Michelle Cheyne.
• "The Marketing of Swedish Crime Novels." A lecture by Dr. Louise Nilsson, Uppsala University (Sweden). LARTS 119, April 26, 2012. Organized by Dr. Stephanie O'Hara.
• UMD French major Yves Cajuste, president of The Institut Haïtiano-Americain de la Francophonie, presents a lecture by Dr. Samuel Pierre, speaking on "Construire une Haïti nouvelle." Click here for a PDF flyer for Dr. Pierre's talk on March 17, 2012.
• Arts Night: November 30, 2011. CVPA Auditorium, 7:00 PM.
Featuring students from the classes of Professors Biron, Carnes, Cheyne, Currey, Echarri Mendoza, and LeeProgram: Songs, musical performances, poetry readings in Spanish, French, Chinese; Zumba lesson
Spring 2011 News and Events
Exciting News About our Students!
FRN/ENL major Jill Shastany has won a spot in the Teaching Assistant in France program. Jill will be teaching in the highly desirable Provence region.
FRN minor and HST major Sarah Hills will begin graduate work in medieval history at Boston College this fall.
FRN/ENL major Christienne Santos has been awarded a scholarship from Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society, to study in Québec this summer.
All films in CVPA 153 at 6:30. In Spanish w/ English subtitles. Contact: Prof. Echarri
Thursday, March 24, 2011. "Lista de espera" (Spain, Cuba, 2000) Dir. Juan Carlos Tabio.
The French Club will have a General Meeting and host a French Jeopardy Game on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 5 pm in the Auditorium 007 (Student Center/Auditorium Bldg.) on the North Dartmouth Campus. Francophones, francophiles, and novices are all welcome for a fun-filled early evening study break!
Lecture in French and English by the Quebec-Vietnamese writer Kim Thúy, author of Ru, at 11:00 in Charlton College of Business, Room 115. Madame Thúy won Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award for Fiction in French in 2010. For more on her amazing journey from child of privilege to refugee to seamstress to lawyer and novelist, click here.
We thank Dean William Hogan and the Québec Delegation in Boston for sponsoring this lecture.
All films at 6:30 p.m. in CVPA 153. Parking in Lot 7. All films in French, with English subtitles. Co-Sponsor: The Program in Crime and Justice Studies.
Contact: Prof. O'Hara
Weds. March 2: Band of Outsiders, dir. Jean-Luc Godard. 1964. Two crooks with a fondness for Hollywood movies convince a student to help them commit a robbery. “Alice in Wonderland meets Franz Kafka,” according to the director.
Thurs. March 10: Elevator to the Gallows, dir. Louis Malle. 1958. Two lovers, a perfect plan, and everything goes wrong. With a musical score by Miles Davis.
Tues. March 22: Rififi, dir. Jules Dassin. 1955. Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes. Famous for its intricate heist scene. American director Dassin made this movie in France after being blacklisted in Hollywood.
Lecture & Demo on campus (Main Auditorium): Thurs. Mar. 31st, 1:00
Performance and Block Party: Friday April 1, 2011 8:00 pm, Zeiterion Theater, New Bedford, MA. TICKETS TO THE PERFORMANCE ARE $10 FOR UMD STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF.
Grammy® Award-winner Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano commemorates its 50th anniversary and Mexico’s bicentennial with a special program: Viva Mexico! Through popular song including “, “Mexico Lindo”, “La Bamba”, “Ave Maria”, “La Cucaracha” the group tells the story of Mexican independence. Led by Natividad “Nati” Cano, the Los Camperos is today considered a national treasure and by many to be the finest mariachi ensemble in the world. The group is also known for its collaboration with Linda Ronstadt on the star’s critically acclaimed album, "Canciones de mi Padre". Mariachi goes beyond music; it is the essence of Mexico and its people. It is something cultural, spiritual and traditional that is unique to this country, an experience not to be missed.