Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Director of the Native American Studies Program, Amy Stillman, received the 11th  annual Shirley Verrett Award for her exemplary leadership and advocacy on behalf of diverse students.

Stillman’s courses include “Introduction to Asian American and Pacific Islander Music” and “Hula,” which showcases students’ performance of traditional hula at Asian-American student-organized events.“Hula connects artists, whether they are professionals or undergraduate students, to the poetry that serenades in the air and all beings in the natural world,” Stillman said.

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