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Photo-Literature, March 2nd & 3rd

The France Berkeley Fund presents: Photo-Literature

Monday, March 2nd, 9am, 300 Wheeler Hall
Tuesday, March 3rd, 1pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall
Keynote, 4pm, Tuesday by Jean-Pierre Montier. Reception to follow.

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Camus Et L’écriture D’un Terrorisme ‘Juste,’ March 5th

The French department presents:

Assistant Professor Éve Morisi
Thursday, March 5th, 5pm
The Library of French Thought (4229 Dwinelle Hall)

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Congratulations, Niklaus!

Niklaus Largier has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which recognizes outstanding humanities scholars. The award is a high distinction which will give him substantial means over the course of five years to pursue research collaborations with Germany, especially the University of Cologne.


Congratulations, Bob!

This year, Professor Robert Alter will be awarded with an honorary doctorate by the Hebrew University for distinguished achievement.

Congratulations, Sarah!

Sarah Mohamed, undergraduate class of 2014 and University Medal finalist, has been awarded the 2015 Marshall Scholarship. Before leaving for the University of Oxford, Sarah will continue her research on human rights with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

Congratulations, Judith & Michael!!

Please join us in congratulating two of our faculty, recently honored by the French government:

Judith Butler has been named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Minister of Culture and Communication in recognition of significant contributions to furthering the arts and literature in France and throughout the world.

Michael Lucey has been named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Minister of Education for devotion and accomplishment in furthering French intellectual, scientific, and artistic achievements in the world.

Congratulations, Kareem!

Graduate student, Kareem Abu-Zeid has won the 2014 Poetry Magazine Translation Award. He is among eight honored, for his translations of Dunya Mikhail and Najwan Darwish.