Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Department of Asian Studies honors graduate students at Fall Festival awards ceremony

Mon, November 25, 2013

On November 15, the Department of Asian Studies held its annual Graduate Fall Festival awards ceremony to celebrate graduate student accomplishments during the 2013-14 academic year. The following students are recipients of fellowships and awards recognizing their academic achievements. Students were encouraged to accept their awards with an original haiku. 

Asian Studies Continuing Fellowship: Dean Accardi

              Like winter to spring,

              continuing fellowships

              will increase degrees.

Jacob & Frances Mossiker Fellowship in South Asian Studies: Manomohini Dutta, Matthew Milligan, Nikola Rajic, and Nathan Tabor 


           In Bihar, Indiahhhh


           - Matt Milligan

Richard and Janis Lariviere Fellowship for South Asian Studies: Matthew Milligan

           Monsoon Rains

           Pooja. Everyday pooja.

           When will it end?

           - Matt Milligan

Louise J. Faurot Memorial Endowed Fellowship in Chinese Studies: Harlan Chambers, Xuefeng Feng, and Tien-wen Lin 

           The flowers wilting,

           The bank account running dry.

           Thanks for the money!

           - Harlan Chambers

Taiwan Grant Assistant Instructor: Tienwen Lin

Graduate School Continuing Fellowship: Qingzi Cai, Dan Rudmann, and Vibha Shetiya

Mitsubishi Graduate Research Fellowship: Erin Newton and Ana Puente-Aguilera

College of Liberal Arts Thematic Recruitment Fellowship: Rubi Sanchez

South Asia Institute Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, Academic Year: Charlotte Giles, Andrea Gutierrez, Kathleen Longwaters, Farhana Maredia, Colin Pace, Aaron Sherraden, and Keely Sutton

         Ain't gotta haiku

         The leaves don't inspire me 

         Only the wine does

         - Charlotte Giles

         Indra vṛṣabha

         eka pāda ājaḥ ha

         adriṃ tatarda

         इन्द्र  वृषभ

        एक पाद आजः ह

        अद्रिम् ततर्द  ||

        Oh Indra! You bull!

        The one-legged goat

        pulled the stone.

        - Andrea Gutierrez

       A few notes in hand,

       causes all these leaves to turn;

       that green to this read.

       - Kathleen Longwaters

       Thank you for this FLAS

       Urdu is a hard language

       Winter is coming

       - Farhana Maredia

Kerala Studies Award: Keely Sutton

Meyerson Professional Development Award: Emilia Bachrach, Andrea Gutierrez, and Aaron Sherraden


The following businesses generously donated gift cards for the Department of Asian Studies to give out as door prizes at the Fall Festival:

Amy's Ice Cream

The Clay Pit

Uchi + Uchiko

University Co-op

The Department is very grateful for their donations for our students! 


Photographs of the event are posted on the UT Austin Asian Studies Facebook page.

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