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French Academy

n
an association of 40 French scholars and writers, founded by Cardinal Richelieu in 1635, devoted chiefly to preserving the purity of the French language
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Noun1.French Academy - an honorary group of French writers and thinkers supported by the French government; "the French Academy sets standards for the use of the French language"
honorary society, academy - an institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
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"But what has the French Academy to do with all this?"
"Formerly," replied Barbicane, "it was greatly exagerated; but now, after the calculations of Fourier, of the French Academy of Science, it is not supposed to exceed 60@ Centigrade below zero."
Erol Gelenbe's other international awards include the Grand Prix France Telecom (1996) of the French Academy of Sciences, and "Honoris-Causa" Doctorates from the Universities of Liege (Belgium), Rome (Italy) and Bogazici (Turkey).
August 19 marks the 179th anniversary of photography being recognized by the French Academy of Sciences and Fine Arts.
He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993 and is the recipient of several awards, including the 2001 Welch Prize, the highest award granted in the field of chemistry in the United States, and the 2002 Leopold Mayer Prize, the highest award granted in the field of biomedical sciences from the French Academy of Sciences.
The collection included original authentic books like "Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt during the campaigns of General Bonaparte in that country," by the French writer Vivant Denon that he wrote in 1803, as well as "Histoire de Jerusalem", a religious and philosophical study, by the French writer, Poujoulat M., that was crowned by the French Academy in 1840-1842.
The award was established by the French-Taiwanese Cultural Foundation under the aegis of the French Academy for Social and Moral Sciences.
(TAP) -- The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has renewed the "TRAINAIR PLUS" certification of the Tunisian French Academy for Civil Aviation Safety and Security Training (AFSAC) as a full member.
2002 -- France, represented by the French academy, grants Kuwaiti Iman Al-Musallam a medal, level of knighthood, for her efforts in caring for French in the educational field in Kuwait.
writer, member of the French Academy and the former ambassador,
Finkielkraut, who is seen as having pro-establishment beliefs, has since January 2016 been a member of the French Academy, the prestigious institution in charge of defining the French language.
You too can tour the Vatican, and explore other Roman locations featured, such as the church Santi Luca e Martina, 17th century Villa Doria Pamphili, and Villa Medici - The French Academy in Rome.