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Department of French and Italian

The Norman Spector Scholar's Fund

The Norman Spector Scholars' Fund honors the memory of our late colleague, the chair of the department for the first decade after its founding and an unforgettable teacher and friend. In 2003-04 the Spector Fund helped bring Leo Bersani , of the University of California-Berkeley, to teach two courses in the Spring quarter and to deliver the first series of three Spector Lectures, which will continue in the future. In addition the Fund covers the student Essay Prizes awarded each spring, as well as student travel (for the French Government Youth and Sports Grants and for the Grande Dictée des Amériques in Québec each year).