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January 23, 2020
The Berkeley-AIPS Urdu Language Program in Pakistan (BULPIP-AIPS) will be accepting applications from U.S. and non-U.S. citizens for its Fall 2020 intensive Urdu language immersion program based at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Pakistan between November 19, 2019 and February 14, 2020.  Please view the PDFs below for more information about the program, how to apply, and what is included:  1. Application for U... Read more
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January 17, 2020
Take a break from studying for midterms with these great opportunities from ArtsUW.... Read more
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December 12, 2019
March 7th, 2020 (Saturday) 9:00am - 3:30pm | Simpson Center for the Humanities, 206 CMU, University of Washington This is a one-day forum which brings together stake-holders responsible for raising multilingual citizens - parents, educators, researchers, administrators and the community - to learn what we have found, share our successful experiences, discuss our challenges, and explore paths forward. Printable Flyer... Read more
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November 15, 2019
Through the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project, led by UW professor emeritus Richard Salomon, scholars study the oldest known Buddhist texts to understand how Buddhism developed and spread. Featured on Humanities magazine 
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November 15, 2019
Professor Emeritus Richard Salomon was recently interviewed by the National Endowment for the Humanities about new developments in the digitization of the Gandharan scrolls, and the Early Buddhist Manuscript Project.
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November 4, 2019
Isioma (“Isy”) Okafor, a graduate from a UW MA program in materials science & engineering, was recently awarded the prestigious Blakemore Freeman Fellowship to study Korean in Busan, South Korea. Isy pursued her language learning passion by studying Korean with Professor EunYoung Won - while simultaneously finishing her MA degree! Isy said: "I found a very strong support group in my Korean class. I went into this thinking I would be taking... Read more
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October 31, 2019
Justin Jesty, associate professor of Japanese language and literature, was recently awarded the 2019 ASAP (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present) Book Prize for his book titled Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan (2018). This prize is awarded annually for the book that makes the most significant contribution to the study of the arts of the present. "A virtuosic study of the intersection of art and politics, Justin Jesty’s Art and Engagement in Early Postwar... Read more
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October 10, 2019
This week in the arts, attend a Washin Kai recital in classical Japanese, listen to the musical musings of Indigo Mist, converse over coffee, and more. Featured on UW News 
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October 10, 2019
Full-time Lecturer in Vietnamese The Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Vietnamese. The initial appointment, beginning Autumn Quarter 2020, is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants must have at least an M.A. degree or foreign equivalent in Vietnamese, foreign language teaching, or another relevant area. Native or native-equivalent proficiency in Vietnamese, English fluency and at least one... Read more
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September 25, 2019
 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, beginning Autumn, 2020. This tenure-track appointment, full-time appointment (9-month service period) is in Buddhist Studies with a focus on original language textual studies. University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Given the tradition of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature in the area of Indian/South Asian... Read more