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

Posted: 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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