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Endowed Chair in Telugu to Expand Language and Cultural Opportunities

November 30, 2023

“Almost 80 million people speak Telugu,” says Hanuma Kodavalla. “Not many people know its richness as a language and culture.” He and his wife recently established the Hanuma and Anuradha Kodavalla Endowed Chair in Telugu at the UW.

The generous gift provides an invaluable addition to the College of Arts & Sciences and Department of Asian Languages & Literature. By enhancing the University’s ability to recruit and retain faculty with expertise in Telugu language, culture, and literature, the endowment ensures that more people will experience the language’s treasures for many years to come.

Read the full story from the College of Arts and Sciences.