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Photo Story: An Afternoon at the Château Vaux le Vicomte

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Professor Xavier Le Person accompanied a group of students to the Château Vaux le Vicomte  (http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/) last Saturday where they explored the Château and its extensive gardens. We’ll let the photos of the visit speak for themselves! Photo credits: Xavier Le Person and Julia Seavey. image[2] image[6] image[9] image[10] image[13] image[17]

Alumni Story : Miguel Garcia

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The School in France is very proud of one of its recent alumni, Miguel Garcia (2010-11 MA in French in Paris); Miguel just graduated this past spring from the Monterey Institute of International studies with a MA in Conference Interpretation. Since graduating, he has completed an internship with the Organization of American States and is now a freelance interpreter working in English, Spanish and French in the Washington, D.C. area.  For a better idea of what Miguel does, please watch the following video demonstration on interpretation (scroll down to bottom of article/page for video); Miguel is featured in the segment on consecutive interpretation that takes place between 1:30 and 4:00 minutes of the 11 minutes long video: http://www.allinportuguese.com/blog/2014/05/30/simultaneous-consecutive-interpretation-booth-demonstration/Miguel - Profile Pic

Middlebury in France Faculty Member Awarded Oxford Fellowship

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RouseliierPhoto_FINALOur warmest congratulations go to Nicolas Roussellier,  Assistant Professor of Political History at Sciences Po-Paris, and Professor at Middlebury College’s School in France as well as at the French Language School in Vermont ; Nicolas is the recipient of a 2014-15 Nuffield College Visiting Fellowship (see nomination here : http://oxpo.politics.ox.ac.uk/visitors/ox_current_visitors.asp).   Professor Roussellier will be spending part of the 1st semester in Oxford conducting comparative research on the British and French governments in the 1930s and 1940s.  For more information on the Oxford-Sciences Po Research Group (OXPO), please consult their website : http://oxpo.politics.ox.ac.uk/index.asp. Félicitations, Nicolas!

Upcoming Violette Leduc Conference Features Middlebury in France Faculty

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Anaïs Frantz de Spot, a faculty member of the School in France and a Lecturer and Research Scholar at the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and colleagues from the “Violette Leduc” research unit at ITEM (Institut des Textes et Manuscrits modernes), are organizing a symposium this Friday and Saturday, October 17-18th 2014, on 20th-century French author, Violette Leduc.  2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one her most well-known texts, her autobiography: La Bâtarde.  The symposium will take place at the Ecole normale supérieure and Paris 3 and will focus on the state of current research on the author and her works. For further information on Violette Leduc, please consult the following web page, http://violetteleduc.net/,  and for detailed information on Anaïs Frantz de Spot’s research interests and teaching experience, please click here : http://anaisfrantz.net/.
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Upcoming Violette Leduc Conference Features Middlebury in France Faculty

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Anaïs Frantz de Spot, a faculty member of the School in France and a Lecturer and Research Scholar at the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, and colleagues from the “Violette Leduc” research unit at ITEM (Institut des Textes et Manuscrits modernes), are organizing a symposium this Friday and Saturday, October 17-18th 2014, on 20th-century French author, Violette Leduc.  2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one her most well-known texts, her autobiography: La Bâtarde.  The symposium will take place at the Ecole normale supérieure and Paris 3 and will focus on the state of current research on the author and her works. For further information on Violette Leduc, please consult the following web page, http://violetteleduc.net/,  and for detailed information on Anaïs Frantz de Spot’s research interests and teaching experience, please click here : http://anaisfrantz.net/.
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Royal Patronage in 17th-Century France

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The very same weekend as the “Journées du Patrimoine 2014” (the 2014 edition of French Heritage Days), students enjoyed a sunny walk through Paris led by Xavier Le Person, Professor of Modern History at the Université Paris-Sorbonne-Paris 4, Sciences Po-Paris, and Middlebury College’s School in France. Professor Le Person, who teaches a course at the Madeleine Center on the Grand Siècle (17th-century) in France, led them through historic Paris retracing the rebuilding of the city under the patronage of 17th century French kings and nobles : the walk included stops at the Louvre, the Pont Neuf and the Place Dauphine, amongst other sites.  Two other excursions are organized and offered to students during the course of the semester: one to the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and a second to the Château de Chantilly.September 20th, 2014

Fields Medalist from Paris Diderot-Paris 7

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math on the blackboardAttention all francophone Math students in the U.S.! You might be interested to know that one of the recent awardees of a Fields Medal at the International Congress of Mathematicians (Seoul, August 2014), Artur Avila, is a Franco-Brazilian research scholar at the University of Paris Diderot-Paris 7, one of Middlebury’s partner universities; the city of Paris and the university just welcomed him back with fanfare: http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/sc/site.php?bc=accueil&np=pageActu&ref=6458.   For more information on the prize and its importance to the field of mathematics in France, please click here: http://www.lemonde.fr/mathematiques/article/2014/09/01/artur-avila-les-maths-pour-dynamique_4479999_1650729.html. And, finally, for detailed information on the Mathematics Department at Paris 7, please visit their website: https://www.math.univ-paris-diderot.fr/.