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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

image of poster for Italian Film Festival 2016-17

Presented by the Italian Studies Program and the Italian Consulate of Boston

Film #1: Scialla
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:00–9:00 PM
Schwartz 112

Film #2: Corpo Celeste
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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.

image of poster for Meet the Majors fall 2016
Meet the ROMS Students & Faculty
Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:30–5:30 PM
Shiffman 121
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!!!

image of poster for Diversity in Italian Cinema event
Diversity in Italian Cinema
Thursday, November 3, 2016
7:009:00 pm
Shiffman 219
A lecture by Fred Kuwornu, an African Italian film maker and activist.  He will be presenting his last video "Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema.”

Co-sponsored by the Italian Studies Program, the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, and the Department of Romance Studies.  A Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program sponsored by the Dean of Arts and Sciences and Provost.

Other Campus Events:

Please stay tuned for future events.

Ongoing Events:

french club events fall 2016Join 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.

flyer for French CafeCafé Français - A biweekly event which will replace the French Table we held during previous semesters. Starting Monday, September 19th, stop by Shiffman 121 at any point between 10:30–11:30 a.m. for fun and informal French conversation, socializing with other French learners, and, best of all, a cup of hot coffee!!

Tavola ItalianaTavola Italiana Flyer

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.

Hispano-American Round Table

Discussion about topics and images in photography and cinematography in Spain and Latin America led by Professor Azlin Perdomo.

For further information, please feel free to contact Kate Fallon at kefallon@brandeis.edu.

Hope to see you there!


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 fall 2016 will be determined at the beginning of the semester.

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).