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Brandeis-India Initiative Spring 2014 Newsletter

Spring 2014 NewsletterThis newsletter includes Brandeis-India Fellow Jake Cohen's article about his work with the new Bangalore Science Program, updates regarding our new program coordinators, a bio of Dr. Ali Nobil Ahmad - this year's Madeline Haas Russell Visiting Professor in South Asian Studies, recent faculty engagements in India, and a list of our upcoming events.
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Brandeis-India Initiative Summer 2013 Newsletter

Summer 13 Newsletter

This newsletter includes updates on this year's graduates, award and fellowship recipients, the 2013-14 Brandeis-India fellows, the new study abroad opportunity for Brandeis science majors at IISc Bangalore, and much more!

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Brandeis-India Initiative Spring 2013 Newsletter

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The Spring newsletter provides an overview of activities during the academic year, including President Lawrence's second trip to India, summaries of the Soli Sorabjee Lectures, faculty updates and news, alumni features, and a brand new exchange program with the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.

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Brandeis Scientists Visit Bangalore to Explore Collaborations

Nine Brandeis scientists visited two institutions in Bangalore, India on June 12-14 to exchange ideas and to explore future research and educational collaborations.  A two-day symposium was held at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS).

2012 India Initiative Fellows Selected

Eight Brandeis undergraduates will pursue work and study in India this summer. As part of their internships with local partners, they will develop an innovative final project intended to further strengthen the Brandeis ties to India within teaching, research, and service. Projects range from an examination of the relationship between human rights and health to advanced research on cellular behavior.

Brandeis-India LinkedIn Group Launched

Join our new LinkedIn group for alumni and friends in India, a sub-group of the Brandeis International Alumni and Friends group. This group is for students originally from India, faculty working on or in India, parents of current and former students, alumni working in India, etc.  It is a place for members to seek advice on finding jobs and internships in India, ideas on how to connect with the Brandeis Community in their area, and suggestions on how to get settled.

President Fred Lawrence's Trip to India, February 2012

This past February, the Brandeis President, together with a small group of faculty spent two weeks in India, exploring collaborations in the sciences with leading Indian institutions, and holding public discussions that raise the university’s profile in the world’s largest democracy and strengthen ties with Brandeis’ growing network of Indian alumni and supporters.

MusicUnitesUs Residency Featured North Indian Music 

On Saturday, March 10th at 8:00 p.m. the World Music Concert presented "Improvisations: Raga in Afghanistan and North India" at Slosberg Music Center. The performance featured Homayun Sakhi, on the Afghan rubâb; Ken Zuckerman, on sarod; and Salar Nader, on the tabla. Prior to the concert, Theodore Levin, Arthur R. Virgin Professor of Music at Dartmouth College, hosted a pre-concert talk.

Spring 2012 Sorabjee Given by Prof. Bina Agarwal 

In March, the acclaimed Indian feminist economist, Bina Agarwal, who studies gender, development, and agriculture in India and throughout South Asia presented a lecture on "Gender and Forest Governance: A History of Absence, the Impact of Presence" as part of the Spring 2012 Soli Sorabjee Lecture in South Asian Studies. 

Lectures by Brandeis Prof. Harleen Singh featured in MFA Boston Series

Professor Harleen Singh presented two lectures as part of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston course series A Visual Journey Through India: Past and Present. She spoke on April 4 and 11, in talks titled Indian Cinema: the Musical Melodrama of the Nation, and Telling the Indian Tale in English.

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