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Fulbright recipients from the AMES department.

Congrats to AMES Fulbright Recipients!

Thursday, May 21, 2020
We are very proud to announce the Fulbright recipients from AMES, along with their countries of study and project titles:  Allison Geary, senior: Bahrain, English Teaching Assistant Jessica Marlow, senior: Taiwan, National Taiwan University Award in Global Health Andrew Tsai, senior:... Read More »
AMES Chair Prof. Hae-Young Kim's congratulatory remarks to Duke 2020 graduates.

AMES Chair Marking the Moment 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Greetings to our graduates and their families on behalf of the AMES department faculty and staff from Durham! The class of 2020 deserves special commendations for their accomplishments. We greatly admire your tenaciousness, determination and strength in making it to the finishing line in the... Read More »
Yan Liu

Duke Service Learning Award

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
AMES Chinese Language Lecturer Yan Liu has received the Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award. This award annually recognizes one community partner, one faculty member and one graduating senior for their outstanding commitment to the ideals of service-learning. More info here.
Leo Ching

Dean's Leadership Award

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
AMES Professor Leo Ching has been awarded the Dean's Leadership Award. This award recognizes a group of people or an individual who have demonstrated exceptional leadership to the department, college or university through research, teaching or service. More info here. 
Duke Global Game Jam (GGJ)

Duke Hosts Global Game Jam (GGJ) Site

Monday, April 20, 2020
During the weekend of January 29-31, about 20 participants filled the Duke Game Lab and—fueled by plenty of coffee, pizza, and snacks—joined minds to bring to life their ideas for games related to a common theme. At the same time, at 933 other sites around the globe, tens of thousands of people... Read More »
Games, Art, and New Frontier

Games, Art, and New Frontiers

Monday, February 17, 2020
This is the third of several posts written by students at the North Carolina School of Science and Math as part of an elective about science communication with Dean Amy Sheck. Beneath Duke University’s Perkins library, an unassuming, yet fiercely original approach to video games research is... Read More »
Satti Khanna in New Delhi on December 18, 2019

Satti Khanna and the Art of Translation

Monday, February 17, 2020
The associate professor at Duke University talks about his latest translation of poet and novelist Vinod Kumar Shukla’s work. For Satti Khanna, translation is a passion, and he says his style is to “translate fairly closely to the literal movement of the original.” He is an associate professor... Read More »
Omar ibn Said

The Mystery of Omar ibn Said

Monday, February 17, 2020
New research reconsiders writings of a Muslim slave and scholar. (RNS) — He was a slave from Senegal who wrote in Arabic. Or was he an Arab prince? He was a scholar who memorized vast passages of the Quran and mastered numerous Islamic texts. Or were his writings unintelligible? He was a devout... Read More »
Cooking Indian food in Hindi class

A Taste of India at the Franklin Center

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
A few weeks back I found myself back in the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies which is home to the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program. Now a senior, I have had the privilege of taking Hindi classes since my first-year at Duke with Kusum ji. Each... Read More »
The Windows in Our House book launch

The Windows in Our House, Translated by AMES Prof. Satti Khanna, Launches in India

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
HarperCollins Publishers, in association with Oxford Bookstore, launched The Windows in Our House are Little Doors by Vinod Kumar Shukla, translated from Hindi by AMES Professor Satti Khanna, on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30PM. The dramatized reading by Kamal Pruthi was followed by... Read More »

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