Events

Are you a major or minor in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures? You are if you're majoring / minoring in French or Italian (other SILLC majors and minors include Africana Studies, Classics, Critical Languages, East Asian Studies, German Studies, Hip-Hop Studies, Intercultural Studies, Religious Studies, and Russian and Slavic Studies). Did you know that you may earn 3-6 units by completing an internship with our new collaborator International Rescue Committee in Tucson?

Please see the attached flier for more information. If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity and earn units, please contact Prof. Alain-Philippe Durand ASAP at:... Read More

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Allegro: Il gelato naturale 6th and Campbell Tucson, AZ 85721

The Spring Semester Italian Faculty / Student Meet and Greet will take place on Tuesday 21 April 2015 from 7:00-8:30pm at Allegro: Il Gelato Naturale.  Every student who comes will receive a free small-sized gelato.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 9:00pm to Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:00pm
St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church 4440 N. Campbell Av. Tucson, AZ 85721

St. Philips in the Hills will be having its Seventh Annual "All-Night Reading of Dante's 'Inferno'" as part of it's Maundy Thursday observance.  The event begins at 9:00pm on Thursday 2 April 2015 and is scheduled to end at 10:00am on the morning of Good Friday, 3 April 2015.  Throughout the night, the "Inferno" will be read in its entirety.  And, no, you don't need to stay for the entire event.

See the flier for more details. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Center for Creative Photography Tucson, AZ 85721

Visiting Assistant Professor Anthony Martire will be speaking at a Special Screening Event of "The Italian Americans" for PBS. 

Where: Center for Creative Photography
When: February 10, 2015, 6:00-7:30pm
 

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The Department of French and Italian will be hosting a promotional meeting for the Summer Program in Orvieto (2015). Study abroad is a great way to learn about Italian culture, food, language, art, architecture, and life, all while continuing your work towards your undergraduate degree!

Where: Modern Languages 503
When: Thursday, 22 January 2015 @ 4:00pm

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Alliance Francaise 1642 N. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85721

The Alliance Francaise of Tucson will be holding a Soiree Cinema on Friday 14 November 2014 at 6:30pm. 

The movie is "Un place sur la Terre" by F. Godet (2013). 

Please see the attached flier for more details. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ventana Room, Student Union Tucson, AZ 85721

The Department of French and Italian will be hosting a Meet and Greet for the Arizona in Paris Program.  Students who are interested in participating, as well as students who have participated, are welcome to join us!

There will be refreshments, a slide-show presentation, along with stories and memories. 

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Poetry Center Tucson, AZ 85721

As part of this year's Humanities Week, Prof. Alfie will give a talk about La Compiuta Donzella.  This will be his second talk about the Italian poet during the Fall 2014 semester.

Active between 1260-1270, the woman known only as La Compiuta Donzella (“the fulfilled damsel”) attracted the attention of several male writers. Two of them were astonished that such wisdom could be found in a female. The third, the important poet Guittone d’Arezzo (1235-1294), praised her insights but reminded her to follow virtue. And yet, almost nothing is known about her, not even her name. She left a corpus of three sonnets in which she demonstrates her knowledge of literary forms. At the... Read More

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bookman's Entertainment Exchange 6230 E. Speedway Tucson, AZ 85712

Active between 1260-1270, the woman known only as La Compiuta Donzella (“the fulfilled damsel”) attracted the attention of several male writers. Two of them were astonished that such wisdom could be found in a female. The third, the important poet Guittone d’Arezzo (1235-1294), praised her insights but reminded her to follow virtue. And yet, almost nothing is known about her, not even her name. She left a corpus of three sonnets in which she demonstrates her knowledge of literary forms. At the same time, though, she introduces seemingly personal material into her verse, decrying her father’s intentions to marry her to someone she didn’t love.

In this talk Prof. Alfie... Read More

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Allegro: Il gelato naturale 446 N. Campbell (6th and Campbell) Tucson, AZ 85721

Due to Tropical Storm Odile, the Italian Faculty / Student Meet and Greet was RESCHEDULED. 

The Italian Faculty / Student Meet and Greet will again be held at Allegro: Il gelato naturale (6th and Campbell). 

Where: Allegro: Il gelato naturale, 446 N. Campbell
When: Weds., 1 October 2014
What time: 7:00-8:30pm

Please come, meet fellow Italian students, as well as the Italian faculty and instructors in a friendly, informal event.

The meet and greet is funded by a grant from the Faculty / Student Interaction Grants Program, so every student who comes will be treated to a free small-sized gelato!

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