French Film Festival – April 3-14


French Film Festival April 3-14


This year’s festival features six thoughtful and thought-provoking films, including the 1959 classic “Hiroshima Mon Amour.” On opening night, a wine and cheese reception will be held after the screening of “3 Hearts,” while our Sunday matinee “Two Days, One Night” will be preceded by a pastry and coffee reception.

All films will be screened on campus in the O’Hare Academic Center’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall. The opening night reception will take place in adjacent McAuley Hall.

To avoid lines at the door, patrons are encouraged to buy a festival pass online. For questions about online ticketing, call (401) 341-2197. For general festival information, email [email protected] or see

Want more? Search or browse the catalog for all of our French films:
View titles in Foreign Films (France)
View titles in Motion Pictures, France

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Library Event: “Preparing Teachers for a Mission: Six Lessons Shared with the Military” 3/14 @ 4 PM


Preparing Teachers for a Mission: Six Lessons Shared with the Military by Dr. Kathleen Vespia, Dr. Thomas Gibbons, & Ret.RAdm. Barbara McGann

Monday, March 14, 2016
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Munroe Special Collections Room 109
McKillop Library
Free. All are invited.

Leadership Competencies
Vast research and personal testimonies provide strong evidence that highly effective teachers play a critical role in the success of their students, particularly those at-risk of underachievement. That same evidence is now being demanded of teacher preparation programs. By comparison, military preparation programs have long been outcome-based and scrutinized for their ability to prepare military professionals for readiness in the field.
In this interactive presentation,
Dr. Kathleen Vespia, assistant professor of education, Retired Rear Admiral Barbara McGann, and Dr. Thomas Gibbons, assistant professor at the Naval War College, will present collaborative research investigating strategies for preparing both education and military program graduates to successfully perform their missions. They identify and discuss six lessons shared by both preparation programs that are key to success, and perhaps, survival in the field. Data suggest that 50% of new teachers leave the profession within the first 5 years. The current teacher shortage in many parts of the country makes this information pertinent and timely. In conclusion, the authors discuss the critical importance of developing a battlemind or empowering mindset for promoting professional sustainability.

The authors recently presented their research at Clemson University’’s At-Risk Youth National Forum and has been accepted for publication in the peer reviewed Journal of At-Risk Issues.

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