05/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

UWisconsin Establishes Hmong Studies Department

UW-Madison hired Ian Baird last week to become a part of UW-Madison's Geography Department as its first Hmong Studies professor.

According to a release, Baird's studies and teaching will focus on Hmong groups in mainland Southeast Asia in hopes of creating a program for students to study Thailand, Laos and Cambodia more in depth.

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