In Memoriam


Dr. Ridgely, center, with his three children, Bob, Pete (standing), and Ginny.Dr. Ridgely, center, with his three children, Bob, Pete (standing), and Ginny.

Beverly S. Ridgely
Professor Emeritus of French Studies

It is with deep sadness that the Department of French Studies announces the death of Professor Emeritus Beverly S. Ridgely, who passed away on October 25, 2017 at the age of 95. >>more information




Shoggy Thierry Waryn
Senior Lecturer of French Studies

With great sadness, we announce the passing of our colleague, Shoggy Waryn.  After an extended illness, he died at home, surrounded by a group of close friends, on February 18, 2014.

Words are wholly inadequate to express the depth of our loss. Shoggy was a generous and energetic colleague and a dynamic and innovative pedagogue, who made enormous and lasting contributions to our Department, Brown-in-France, the Providence French Film Festival, our library's French film collection, and language learning at Brown and beyond.  We will remember his sharp wit and boisterous laughter, without which Rochambeau House will not be the same. >>more information