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Indigenous Languages: Preserving a part of culture

By Mark Snider

November 8, 2015

By Mark SniderStaff writerNearly 40 percent of the world’s languages are endangered, according to Jenny L. Davis, assistant professor of American Indian Studies and Anthropology.“New generations are not taught the language (indigenous languages) within their homes and learning institutions,” Davis said.In an inc...

Commencement speaker Mike Hopkins credits UI with success

Commencement speaker Mike Hopkins credits UI with success

May 5, 2014

On Sept. 25, 2013, Colonel Mike Hopkins was strapped in the Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft ready for takeoff on his first mission to space.  If this sounds like the beginning to a science fiction novel, that’s because even for Hopkins, preparing to blast through Earth’s atmosphere seemed like a surreal exp...