Actress and activist, Shabana Azmi, speaks to HUF students
Shabana Azmi, the well-known Indian actress, social activist, and diplomat, spoke to Hindi Urdu Flagship (HUF) students and the UT community on Wednesday, October 20 in the Texas Union Theater.
A new year begins for the HUF family
Students, faculty, and staff began a new academic year with an in-depth orientation session on August 23, 2010. With the 2007 cohort recently returned from HUF’s Year in India, students from each stage of the four-year HUF curriculum were present in one room for the first-time ever.
HUF welcomes 2010 cohort
The new 2010 HUF cohort joined faculty and staff for a welcome brunch August 22 at the Hindi Urdu Resource Center. HUF Director, Rupert Snell, gave our new students a warm welcome, introducing them to faculty, staff, and HUF’s favorite samosa caterer.
Shan Khan, the first official HUF graduate
The Hindi Urdu Flagship had the immense privilege of honoring its very first graduate, Shan Khan, during UT’s College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony on May 21st, 2010 at the Frank Erwin Center. As Shan’s achievement was announced
HUF hosts popular seminar on Urdu language politics
Students and faculty packed the Meyerson Conference Room to hear Kavita Datla’s wonderful presentation on Urdu language politics in early 20th century Hyderabad. Datla’s talk provided a nuanced take on the political struggles over India’s multiple linguistic traditions and enlisted a lively and informative question and answer session
HUF students and staff promote foreign language learning at Liberal Arts fair
In a sunny courtyard of the UT six-pack, HUF students and staff joined other UT programs to promote undergraduate registration for foreign language course.
HUF hosts national symposium on Hindi
In honor of Asian Studies professor Herman van Olphen and his long-serving career in Hindi pedagogy, HUF hosted a symposium entitled Hindi in Texas and Beyond on Saturday, April 10 in the Meyerson Conference Room. The day-long event featured presentations from both Austin-based and national Hindi scholars. Videos of the individual presentations can be found in our Lectures and Performances archive.
Students, colleagues, family celebrate the career of Herman van Olphen
Former and current students, colleagues, and friends gathered Friday, April 9 to commemorate the life and career of HUF director Herman van Olphen. Speeches were made by Joel Brereton, Surendra Gambhir, Juliana van Olphen and Arun Prakash. Ishrat Afreen recited a poem she composed for the occasion. Max Bruce provided an on-the-spot translation. Much food