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    April 14, 2014

    A group of junior high school students visiting HUF

    On Friday, April 11th, a group of students from Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD visited UT and spent time with HUF students. The whole group of students are studying either Arabic, Chinese or Hindi in their junior high schools and they visited Flagship programs in order to see the role of language study in college. The group started… Continue reading >

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    March 17, 2014

    HUF student wins national scholarship

    HUF would like to congratulate HUF First Year student Lawrence Walker for his scholarship awarded through the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program!

    Since 2006, the CLS program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, has sought to increase the number of students studying languages considered critical to U.S. national security by covering all costs associated… Continue reading >

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    Students represent HUF at Language Flagship National Student Meeting

    The first weekend of March presented two HUF students with the opportunity to meet and interact with other Flagship students from all across the country. Second Year student Dhara Lad and First Year student Lawrence Walker were joined by HUF alumna Sonali Brahmbhatt to represent HUF in the Language Flagship National Student Meeting, co-hosted by… Continue reading >

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    December 11, 2013

    HUF end-of-semester party

    On Friday, December 6th, HUF organized an end-of-semester party at WCH 4.104. HUF professors and students dropped by to celebrate the beginning of the richly-deserved vacation with delicious food, games, and music. It was great to see everyone outside of an academic environment. HUF would like to thank Prof. Rupert Snell for the wonderful game… Continue reading >

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    October 18, 2013

    HUF Hosts Fall 2013 Seminar Series

    The Hindi-Urdu Flagship program, in association with South Asia Institute, hosts a series of seminars entitled, Muslims from the Margins. The seminar series will offer a wide-ranging account of the intra-communal challenges to various forms of Muslim hegemonies in South Asia.

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    April 5, 2013

    Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal launches new book at HUF

    Renowned historian Ayesha Jalal visited the Hindi Urdu Flagship on April 11, 2013 to launch her new book “The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide”. Continue reading >

  • One of the talks will be on the trial of Afzal Guru

    April 1, 2013

    HUF hosts discussion on languages of law and justice in Hindi and Urdu

    The Hindi-Urdu Flagship Program, in association with the South Asia Institute, hosted a bilingual seminar entitled Languages of Law and Justice. Continue reading >

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    February 25, 2013

    HUF Year in India students make national headlines

    Third-year HUF students spending the year studying in India made national headlines in January for their fluency in Urdu and their passion for language study. “American Students Enamoured by the Royal Lingo,” wrote the English-language daily The Hindu. English and Asian Studies major Florence Kerns, one of four HUF students currently in India, told the paper that she was “enchanted by [Urdu] poetry,” and even recited a ghazal by Quli Qutb Shah for the writer. Continue reading >

  • Former HUF Director Herman van Olphen

    June 20, 2012

    President of India honors former HUF director Herman van Olphen

    The President of India, Pratibha Patil, has awarded the Hindi Urdu Flagship’s former (and founding) director Herman van Olphen the extremely prestigious Sir George Grierson award for a lifetime of service towards teaching and promoting the Hindi language. Van Olphen received the award in a special ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Presidential House) on June 20, 2012. Continue reading >

  • Kharel is a HUF senior graduating this May

    May 8, 2012

    HUF student wins two prestigious awards

    The Hindi Urdu Flagship is delighted to congratulate its very own Ramu Kharel for his dual accomplishment of winning both the J.J. “Jake” Pickle Citizenship Award and the George H. Mitchell Student Award for Academic Excellence. Continue reading >