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January 21, 2022

Premlata Vaishnava and Bairam Khan’s paper “Learning From Our Surroundings: The World of Advertising” was published in November 2021 in the edited volume Hindi as a Second and Foreign Language (Cambridge Scholars Publishing). 

Please join me in congratulating our colleagues on the following achievements:

Beginning in April, Becky Bloom will be the new Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Interpretation at the Southern Utah Museum of Art at Southern Utah University in Cedar City! Becky writes that she is very excited to join this small and ambitious institution.


Miranda Brown makes an appearance in MSNBC’s article “The Year in Chili Crisp.”

For more, see:


A reminder that our next departmental colloquium speakers will be Bairam Khan and Premlata Vaishnava. Please join us February 11, 12:00-1:00PM for a presentation on “Kitchenary Metaphors in Hindi-Urdu: A Cognitive Analysis.” A Zoom invitation will follow soon.

University of Michigan’s Vietnamese Student Association invites faculty and students to their annual culture show, Đêm Việt Nam (DVN) on January 22, 2022, 7-9PM. More details such as where ticket proceeds will be going and Day-of-Show Procedures involving COVID-19 can be found on their Facebook event page. They would love to see you there! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact

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