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Josephina Ragon ’11 is used to learning about several disciplines at once — she has a double major in media and society and women’s studies, as well as double minors in French and peer education in human relations. This experience with multi-tasking helped her succeed as the intern for the Public and External Affairs office

Jonis Belu-John’ 04 is currently serving as an English teacher in Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) Program. After graduating from HWS, Belu-John moved to Washington, D.C., and helped with the Kerry/Edwards campaign, as well as a local election, for a few months. He then worked for four years as a

The French and Francophone Studies Department is sponsoring a North African Films Series, scheduled to get underway at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5 in the Intercultural Affairs Center with a screening of Chronique des années de braise (Algeria, 1975). Directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, the film is the winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or at

An article by Professor of French and Francophone studies Catherine Gallouet was included in a collection of essays on European fiction titled Topographie de la rencontre dans le roman européen, published this past September by the University of Clermont-Ferrand Press. The collection analyzes the topos of the encounter in European narrative fiction, covering the Middle-Ages

Kanaté Dahouda, associate professor of French and Francophone studies, may be on leave this academic year – but he’s keeping busy, having recently seen the release of a book he co-edited under the following title: “Mémoires et Identités dans les Littératures Francophones.” Edited with Sélom Gbanou of Calgary University in Canada, Dahouda’s book is published

French Brings HWS Community Together “French is more than a language, it’s an academic discipline,” said Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouët.  As such, it’s also a discipline that finds a venue inside and outside language classrooms. With a common language, French-speaking HWS students, faculty and staff are now able to become even

Moira O’Neill ’09 spent the spring semester abroad, studying at the Institute for American Universities in Avignon, France, a medieval walled city in Provence. When the semester ended, she didn’t come home with her classmates, but rather moved to Paris to begin a dream internship. She was a research assistant and translator for an historian

Nine faculty members were granted tenure by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees at their recent meeting. Of these, eight were also advanced to the rank of associate professor; one currently is a full professor. Those advancing to associate professor include Lara Blanchard of art, Melanie Conroy-Goldman of English, Tara Curtin of