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July 15, 2021
University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1.Featured on UW News 
Let's Learn Urdu
July 14, 2021
Urdu for High School Students | Summer 2021 | Apply Now APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2021   In this 2-week workshop, students will learn basic written and spoken Urdu, one of the major... Read more
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July 8, 2021
Asian Languages and Literature is proud to announce graduate student John Carlyle has won The Distinguished Thesis Award in the Humanities category. This award recognizes exceptional research and writing produced by UW master’s students in any discipline.  The 2021 competition for the award included the categories of Biological Sciences; Humanities and Fine Arts; Social Sciences; and Mathematics Physical Sciences and Engineering. His thesis entitled, “Common Yue: A Comparative Study of Yue... Read more
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June 14, 2021
Learning about India just became a little easier for students at the University of Washington, thanks to a recent gift of $100,000 to the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies from longtime UW donors S. Rao and Usha Varanasi. Both are also UW alumni. The fund, to be known as the S. Rao and Usha Varanasi Endowed Scholarship for Studies of India in the Jackson School, will allow in the coming years greater opportunity for the study of India by... Read more
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May 3, 2021
The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is happy to congratulate Dr. Richard G. Salomon, William P. and Ruth Gerberding professor emeritus of Buddhist Studies, on his election as a 2021 fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was among only four UW professors selected for this honor in 2021. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest and most prestigious honor societies in the country, founded by John Adams and John Hancock (among others) in 1780. ... Read more
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April 26, 2021
This week at the UW, watch the play Rosmersholm, attend a book talk, and more.Featured on UW News 
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April 26, 2021
Four University of Washington faculty members are among the leaders in academia, business, philanthropy, the humanities and the arts elected as 2021 fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies.Featured on UW News 
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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more.Featured on UW News 
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April 7, 2021
Wondering what other AL&L students do after they graduate? Considering your own path as June and graduation approaches? Check out these recent features on two amazing AL&L alumnae: Maggie Thorpe (majored in Japanese and Communications ) Emily Shea (majored in Chinese). Humanities First, a new First Year... Read more
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March 17, 2021
Maya Lin's mother, Julia Lin, graduated with a Ph.D. in Chinese language and literature from the UW and is mentioned in this article.Featured on The New York Times