New Faces: MCLL welcomes Dr. Andrea Polegato

Dr. Andrea Polegato

We are excited to welcome Dr. Andrea Polegato, who will be joining as an Assistant Professor of Italian Studies. Dr. Andrea Polegato earned his BA in History of Political Philosophy from the University of Padua, Italy and his Ph.D. in Italian Literature from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015.

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Transformative two-year grant to promote Portuguese legacy in Valley

Dr. Vasco Rato, FLAD president, director Miguel Vaz, Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro, Rep. Jim Costa, Rep. Devin Nunes, Rep. David Valadao, and other University officials, students, and faculty for a reception and gift announcement at 11 a.m. Nov. 5 in the Smittcamp Alumni House.

The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), based in Lisbon, Portugal, gave $130,000 to launch two initiatives in the newly created Portuguese Beyond Borders Center at Fresno State. The grant will be split two ways with $100,000 funding the Portuguese-American Oral History Project and $30,000 to fund a speaker series. “FLAD is extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity […]

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Arts and Humanities student excels in France while completing his degree

Portrait of Leslie Hille in France

~ By Nancy Barragan, student writer for the College of Arts and Humanities Though he will return to the United States to participate in Fresno State’s 107th Commencement ceremony on May 19, Leslie Hille has been studying abroad for the past year and a half through the CSU International Program at the Université Paris Nanterre in […]

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CineCulture presents ‘Dogs of Democracy’ April 6

CineCulture presents "Dogs of Democracy" April 6

CineCulture will present “Dogs of Democracy” (2016) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium at the Student Recreation Center (5010 N. Woodrow Ave.). The post-screening discussion will be led by Mary Zournazi, writer and director of the film.

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German Club to screen ‘Look Who’s Back’

German Club presents the film "Look Who's Back"

The German Club presents the first film in the German Film Series lineup for the spring semester. Based on the bestselling German satirical novel “Look Who’s Back” (“Er ist wieder da,” 2015), this film adaptation is a critical look at contemporary society. 

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Film: ‘My Führer: The Really Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler’

"My Führer: The Really Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler"

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures and the German Club will screen Germany’s first comedy about Hitler, “My Führer: The Really Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler.” Directed by Dani Levy, “My Führer” pays homage to Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” by satirizing the cult of personality around Hitler. The film, released in 2007, was Germany’s first comedic attempt at dealing with the National Socialist past and aids in understanding not only Germany’s history, but also its current political climate.

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