An Afternoon of Achievements, Foreign Languages and Literatures Students Receive Awards
On April 25th, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures joined faculty, staff, relatives, and friends in recognizing its top students for their excellence and academic prowess.
Ceremony Recognizes Best Graduating Seniors
Foreign Languages and Literatures Department Head Dr. Ruth Gross and Assistant Department Head Dr. Dudley Marchi welcomed faculty, students, families, and friends to the 2017 Outstanding Graduating Seniors Award Ceremony celebrated last Wednesday April 26 from 3:30 to 5pm at Caldwell Lounge.
In the Spotlight: Hindi-Urdu Professor Nilakshi Phukan
Growing up in a rural Indian village, Foreign Languages and Literatures Hindi-Urdu professor, Nilakshi Phukan, faced the common obstacle of being viewed as a second class citizen because of her gender. Around the age of nine, her father moved her family of eight to a nearby small town in hope of better opportunities. A social norm at the time, it was her father that set goals for what his six children were to become. Hence, he determined she was to receive her Ph.D. in Hindi. She jokes about the fact she probably didn’t know what a Ph.D. was at the time, but nevertheless, she was driven to fulfill her dad’s dream.
Hindi-Urdu Event Celebrates South Asian Language and Culture
Hindi-Urdu Cultural Night celebrated and showcased the diversity of South Asian culture and generated interest in the Hindi-Urdu language program at NC State.