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Library of Congress makes Dr. Virtanen’s speech available

February 1, 2018

In October Assistant Professor of Finnish and Nordic Studies Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen was welcomed to Washington D.C. to be one of three panelists at the Library of Congress for an Embassy of Finland symposium exploring the history and future of the Finnish language. Video from that symposium is now available on the Library of Congress website.

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“It is an honor to take part in this symposium and to use research and experiences with Upper Midwestern Finnish in celebration of Finland’s centennial,” Dr. Virtanen said prior to attending the symposium. Dr. Virtanen also spoke in detail about the opportunity in a December episode of Finlandia Fridays.

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