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Oui! UMKC Mentioned on French TV News

July 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Awards and Honors

UMKC Faculty on French News[The following was provided by the Study Abroad and Exchange Office.]

Gayle Levy, UMKC Associate Professor of French and Director of Honors Program, has been interviewed deux (two) times this summer in Lyon, France.

Levy is teaching French 354, a six-week interdisciplinary course on the French Resistance. Throughout World War II, Lyon was the center of the French Resistance and today has an important museum and archive devoted to the period. Her students interview former Resistance fighters and spend timeat the Centre d’Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation. They read texts, analyze photographs and view films on the Resistance and WWII. All classes are taught in French.

Levy was interviewed for television about the class. Here’s the two-minute segment (in French):
(Start at 5m45s)

The second interview includes a ceremony held to award Levy the Palmes Academiques, a prestigious French award given to people who have done a good job promulgating the French language and culture. Here’s the five-minute segment (also in French): (start at 5m30s)

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