Autumn 2009: Campaign Chronicle

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The Koppaka family is creating a professorship in Telugu and South Indian studies.

Family Gift Honors Parents

The family of Indian biochemist Visweswara Rao Koppaka and his wife, Sita, has established a professorship in the couple’s honor.

The Visweswara Rao Koppaka and Sita Koppaka Professorship in Telugu and South Indian Cultures, Literatures, and History will enable Emory to strengthen South Asian Studies with a significant addition to the curriculum. Telugu is a language spoken by approximately 70 million people in India and Indian immigrant communities.

With support from the Telugu community, Emory has hired world-renowned Telugu scholar V. Narayana Rao. Donors who want to support the program can help fully endow the professorship with their gifts.

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