HUF hosts national workshop on Hindi-Urdu pedagogy
The Hindi Urdu Flagship recently convened a workshop for university and K-12 teachers of Hindi and Urdu. The workshop featured some informal lectures on pedagogical strategies from HUF’s teaching faculty, a roundtable discussion on pressing issues in the Hindi-Urdu classroom, and a wonderful guest lecture by Prof. Shamim Hanfi on some highlights in the tangled modern history of Hindi and Urdu.
Ali Asani to speak on Khoja identity in South Asia
Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures at Harvard University, returns to the Hindi Urdu Flagship on Thursday, April 19 to give a seminar on Khoja Identity in South Asia at 3.30pm in WCH 4.118. Asani’s talk is entitled From Satpanthi to Ismaili Muslim: Rearticulations of Khoja identity in South Asia.
HUF students win national Hindi debate
The quality of the Hindi Urdu Flagship’s language training and student scholarship was once again recognized on a national stage as HUF students Florence Kerns and Ishita Paul both won first place in their respective categories at the prestigious national Hindi debate held at Yale University on April 6.
HUF launches major new website focused on the language of medicine
Friends and supporters of HUF nationwide gathered in Austin this week to celebrate the launch of a major new website focused on documenting and teaching the specialized language of healthcare in South Asia. Language for Health (hindiurduhealth.org) is the product of three years of substantial collaboration between HUF, The University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University, and New York University.
Critical Language Scholarship alumna to host informal Q&A
Emily Brandt, UT alumna and 2012 Critical Language Scholarship Ambassador, will host an informal Q&A session for HUF students interested in the CLS program on Thursday, November 3 at 6:30pm over coffee at the Starbucks on 24th St . The Critical Language Scholarship, a program of the United States Department of State, will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2012.
National Boren Director to discuss scholarships with HUF students
The Hindi Urdu Flagship is excited to host the Chris Powers, the National Boren Director, from 12-1pm on Wednesday, November 2nd in CBA 4.328. In a session exclusively for Flagship students, Powers will discuss the prestigious Boren Scholarship Program and answer any questions pertaining to HUF students in particular.
HUF to celebrate family weekend
In conjunction with UT’s Family Weekend, the Hindi Urdu Flagship is hosting a luncheon Saturday, October 22nd in the main HUF center (HRH 3.102). HUF students are encouraged to bring their parents to meet HUF faculty, staff, and students. As this is a catered lunch, RSVPs are required as soon as possible.
Prestigious scholarship program recruits HUF students
Hindi Urdu Flagship students will have an opportunity this week to meet with a representative for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program.There will be two sessions with the CLS representative, Andrea Turpin. The HUF sponsored session will be this Friday, October 14th at 11am in Parlin 301. An earlier session will be held today (Thursday, October 13th) at 4pm in WMB 6.146.
Seminar on Bengali Cinema
Hindi Urdu Flagship students are invited to attend a talk on Bengali cinema by Dr. Shohini Ghosh this Monday, October 17th at 12pm in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118). Ghosh is the Zaki Hussain Professor of Media at the AJK Mass Communication Research Center. She is an essayist on popular culture and a documentary filmmaker.
HUF students begin new year
HUF faculty and staff welcomed new and returning HUF students with a reception and orientation session on Tuesday, August 23 in the Hindi Urdu Resource Center. After students greeted their peers and welcomed our returning overseas cohort, HUF Director Rupert Snell introduced new faculty and staff to the community and talked briefly about plans and expectations for the coming academic year.