Asian Languages and Literature
Graduate and Awards Convocation
Chairman Michael Shapiro offered Welcoming Remarks to the Class of 2009.
Dr. Daniel Bensky, Asian L&L alum, delivering the Convocation Remarks.
The Asian Languages and Literature undergraduate class of 2009 comprises 40 students who were awarded Bachelor's degrees in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Asian L&L graduates also majored in International Studies, Economics, History and the Natural Sciences.
The graduate class of 2009 was the largest in the Department's 100 years. We granted eight Master of Arts degrees; admitted two graduate students into doctoral candidacy, and awarded eight Ph.D.
Graduate degree recipients included (from left to right): Yukiko Shigeto (PhD), Mei-Huang Lee (PhD), Andy Chin (PhD), Stefan Baums (PhD),Fusae Ekida (PhD), Ying Tang (MA), Stephen Poland (MA), Hsiang-Lin Shih (MA), Adam Solove (MA), Kaori Igarashi (MA), David Stone (MA), Sachi Schmidt-Hori (Ph.C.), Chia Ying shih (Ph.C.), and Haeree Park (PhD).
The Turrell V. Wylie Memorial Scholarship was awarded this year to two graduate students in Chinese. Nick Williams was presented the award by Professor David Knechtges; and Dr. Andy Chin was introduced by Professor Anne Yue-Hashimoto.
After the Graduation and Awards Ceremony officially concluded; graduates, faculty and guests enjoyed refreshments. For pictures of the Reception, please click on the images below.