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Linguistics undergraduate Mike Hemphill wins Laird Essay Contest

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LAWRENCE — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners are Department of Geography doctoral candidate John Biersack, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, for his essay titled “The Politics of Biometric Passports: Ukrainian Bodies and the Borders of Europe,” and Mike Hemphill, a junior from Olathe majoring in linguistics and Slavic languages and literatures, for his essay “Being Light Blue: the Reconciliation of Language and Culture.”  full article


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