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Dear students, graduates, and faculty members,

If you would like to share any other campus events you learn about, please send your submissions to me (kdickin@brandeis.edu).



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Upcoming Events

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Class Act: Carnevale

with actress and drama instructor Chiara Durazzini
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Shiffman 219

10:00–10:50 AM
11:00–11:50 AM
These presentations will occur during two class sessions but all are welcome to join!

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France's Jewish Star:  Rachel at the Comédie Française

Maurice Samuels
Betty Jane Anlyan Professor of French & Chair of French Department, Yale University
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Mandel Reading Room (303)
Maurice Samuels will be visiting Brandeis to talk about his latest book, The Right to Difference - The Jews & French Universalism. This event is in connection with the IGS 110 course on Religion & Secularism in French & Francophone Culture but all are welcome to attend!
Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Studies, the Tauber Institute, the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and the Martin Weiner Fund.

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Presented by the Italian Studies Program and the Italian Consulate of Boston
Film #4: noi credevamo
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
7:00–9:00 PM
Shiffman 219
Refreshments will be available before the screenings. Opening remarks from Professor Servino, Professor Monteleone and the Italian Studies Undergraduate Departmental Representatives. Italian students on each level will participate in an essay competition about the films at the end of the semester! For the full list of films in 2016-17, click the image above to download the poster PDF.
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Meet the ROMS Students & Faculty
Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:30–5:30 PM
Shiffman 120
Meet faculty, UDRs, and students from our Romance Studies areas: French and Francophone, Hispanic, and Italian Studies.  Speak with representatives from Study Abroad, Hiatt Career Center, and ROMS student groups and clubs, too! There will be a raffle, PIZZA, and international desserts!!!

Critical Made in Italy
Daniele Balicco
Lecturer in Theory and Critical Studies at the EHESS (Ecole
des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) of Paris and at the IED (European Institute of Design) of Rome
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
10:00–10:50 AM
Shiffman 219

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La giornata della Lingua Italiana
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Golding Auditorium
This is a friendly competition among high school students created to motivate and to spark interest in learning Italian. Each participating high school will create a skit, a song, or other form of expression in Italian about the topic chosen by the organizing committee.

Presented in collaboration with and sponsored by the Massachusetts Italian Teachers Association (MITA), a chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) New England.

Other Campus Events:

Please stay tuned for more events.

Ongoing Events:

Join the French and Francophone Club for their upcoming events to practice your French language skills! Open to all levels of language competency. For more information on the upcoming events, see their online newsletter.

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Fromage with Friends

Over a dozen types of French cheese!
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Ridgewood A Commons

Café Français - A biweekly event which will replace the French Table we held during previous semesters. On the following dates, top by Shiffman 121 at any point for fun and informal French conversation, socializing with other French learners, and, best of all, a cup of hot coffee!!

February 9th from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
March 8th from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
March 22nd from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
April 5th from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
April 26th from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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Questo semestre, abbiamo cinque tavole italiane fantastiche!

Che cosa sono?
Ci incontriamo ad una tavola in Upper Usdan e parliamo in italiano– un modo molto divertente per praticare!

Note: each table lasts an hour as listed, but you can also stop by for just a few minutes.

Event reminders, updates, songs, articles, recipes, and more can be found on the Italian Studies Facebook Page.

Spring 2017:
Tuesday, February 7
from 12:001:00pm, with Val Salvador
Wednesday, February 22 from 1:002:00pm, with Dylan Hoffman
Tuesday, March 7 from 12:001:00pm, with Val Salvador
Wednesday, March 22 from 1:002:00pm, with Dylan Hoffman
Wednesday, April 5 from 1:002:00pm, with Dylan Hoffman

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Anyone interested in informally practicing their Spanish are welcome to attend Charlamos. Students attend weekly meetings to meet socially, speak Spanish, and to share ideas, music, and photos.

This Spanish language conversation group meets weekly, speaking informally in Spanish. The schedule for spring 2017 will be Mondays at 6:30pm in Shiffman 121 and Thursdays at 12:30pm in Upper Usdan.

To add your name to our mailing list, please follow this link: https://lists.brandeis.edu/wws/info/charlamos
Please join our Charlamos Facebook Group!

If you have any questions, please contact one of the (2016-17) Co-presidents, Talia Franks (tfranks@brandeis.edu) or Lauren Cohen (lcohen18@brandeis.edu).