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November 4-12, 2014
Paris: A Moveable Feast

To celebrate National French Week, the French Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is organizing a week of cultural events focusing on the city of Paris entitled, “Paris, A Moveable Feast” to be held at Loyola University Maryland.  

Tuesday, November 4 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.    Alumni Chapel
Two francophone musicians, Pierre-Nicolas Colombat (pianist) and Brendan Conway (violinist), will perform a selection of classical French music by Debussy, Ravel, Franck and Poulenc

Wednesday, November 5 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.  CO 133
Question and answer session with the New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnic

Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m.  4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center
Keynote address in English by Adam Gopnik entitled, “Paris Through American Eyes” 
Mr. Gopnik is author of several books about France: Paris to the Moon, Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology and The Table Comes First:  France, Family and the Meaning of Food.

Thursday, November 6 from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  3rd Floor Reading Room, Andrew White Student Center
 "Midnight in Paris", an evening of French karaoke and song.  Bring your voice and we'll provide the music and lyrics.  The French Club will sell refreshments during the event.
Saturday, November 8  Departure from Jenkins Lot at 9:00 a.m. Return by 4:30 p.m.
Excursion to Philadelphia to visit the Barnes Collection followed by lunch at the restaurant Crêperie du Beau Monde, an award-winning restaurant in Philadelphia.
Students will pay $15 for their meal. Participation will be limited to four faculty members from sponsoring departments and twenty-four students on a first-come basis.  Priority will be given to students studying French. 

Monday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. 4th Floor Program Room, Andrew White Student Center
Rev. John Conley, S.J. will give a presentation on “Jesuit Connections to Paris” 

Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 in the Library Auditorium.
Showing of the film Joyeux Noël (2005) with an introduction by Dr. André Colombat, Director of in International Programs and Professor of French.  The film is in French with English subtitles.

Wednesday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the Alumni Chapel.
Rev. John Conley, S.J. will conduct a bilingual mass in French and English.

Throughout National French Week there will be an exhibit about Paris in the Loyola-Notre Dame Library.
Except for the excursion to Philadelphia all of our French Week events are free and open to the public. 

Sponsors: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Center for the Humanities, Messina, Modern Masters Reading Program, Education for Life, Student Activities, Honors Program, Department of Communication, Global Studies, Office of International Programs, Film Studies, Catholic Studies, Department of History, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Theology.

For more information, contact Mme. Haggstrom or Natalie Rock.  

Chinese & Japanese Events

Japanese Events

Conversation and culture lesson about Japanese food.

Japanese drama: The Hours of My Life

Japanese conversation and culture lesson: History of japan

Conversation and Japanese culture lesson: Shinto (Japanese Religion)

 The highest formal speech in Japanese.

Review festival/party

Japanese Language & Culture Table, Fall 2014
All events will take place at 5.00 in MH 442:

September 22 – Japanese Calligraphy
October 24 – Martial Arts of Japan
November 19 – Japanese Movie

Chinese Culture Events, Fall 2014
September 29, 1.00-2.00 in MH 442 – Language Table
October 10, 3.00-4.00 in MH 442 – Calligraphy
October 25 – D.C. Trip
November 7 – Chinese Language Table
November 19, MH VVR1 – Beijing Opera Mask Painting
December 7, MH VVR1 – Movie Screening: “Yip Man”


Loyola Arabic Language Club (Arabyola) presents:  

An Arabic Henna/Mehndi workshop is scheduled for November 7 from 4.00-5.30 in MH 442. Students will learn about different henna design, create henna design or get a design and write their names in Arabic with colored henna cones. 

The Mrs. Regina Ann Haig International Film Series

The films will be shown at 6.15 in the Library Auditorium.
Wednesday October 1- Il ladro di bambini, 1992, Gianni Amelio. Presented by Matthew Harper, Phd.
Wednesday, October 29 - Lost on Journey, 2010, Raymond Yip.  Presented by Yu Zhang, Phd.
Monday, November 17, Central do Brasil (Central Station) 1998. Walter Salles.  Presented by Tania Rosas-Morales, Phd.

Sponsored by the Alexander M. Haig Endowment Fund.


Wednesday December 3, 6:30 in the Library Auditorium - Italian “ULTIMO FILM”  The film is called "Nuovomondo" (in English “Golden Door”) by Emanuele Crialese.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuovomondo

Italian Event - Visit the Baltimore Opera

On Friday, November 7 at 7.30 pm, the Italian section will sponsor a trip to the Baltimore Opera to see a full production of "Madama Butterfly" composed by Puccini. A $10 contribution is needed; transportation from Loyola to the opera will be provided. To reserve your ticket, contact Mr. Eston Teter at ejteter@loyola.edu.

Visit the Rendezvous Haiti webpage to learn more about an exciting new service program in Haiti coordinated by French instructor Catherine Savell.

updated 10/30/14 ner