Undergraduate Fellowships in India: Community Health, IT, and More

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6/8/10: This summer, Brown undergraduate fellowship recipients will work in India on projects ranging from community health to information technology services.¬†Six Brown undergraduates will participate in the fifth year of the CV Starr Program in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship’s (COE) internship in India program. They will have the opportunity to develop their own workplace skills and to learn more about the industry, business, and culture of their host companies.
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Rainwater for Humanity Initiative Inaugurates First Tank

12/8/09: Students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design are partnering with the Mahatma Gandhi University School of Environmental Science to provide clean water to families in the Kuttanand region of Kerala, India, where 80% of citizens lack such access. They envision rainwater harvesting as a part of a larger mission to improve community health and empower women in the region. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brown Badmaash Competes in Major Dance Competition

2/16/10: Brown Badmaash, Brown University’s South Asian fusion dance team, was one of twelve teams featured in Phillyfest, which is regarded as the largest and most prestigious South Asian dance show in the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Brown and St. Stephen’s Partnership Provides Students with Opportunity to Develop New Perspectives on India

6/8/10: One of the important achievements of President Ruth Simmons’ visit to India in March was expanding Brown’s existing agreement with St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. The partnership between Brown and St. Stephen’s college dates back to 1991, and has included both student and faculty exchanges. Read the rest of this entry »

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ATT New Media Fellow to Document Grassroots School in Gurgaon

5/21/10: This summer, Sarah Kay ’10, a modern culture and media concentrator, will travel to Gurgaon, India, to document the story of Pragati, a grass-roots public school for underserved children. Sarah is one of eleven students in the University’s first cohort of AT&T New Media Fellows, a group which will help to launch the Watson Institute’s new Global Conversation website. Read the rest of this entry »

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Senior Wins Prize for Thesis on Women in India’s Informal Sector

5/14/10: Nandini Jayakrishna ’10 has won the 2010 Ruth Simmons Prize in Gender and Women’s Studies for her honors thesis, “A Critical Convergence: Gender Development Theory and the Practice of Women’s Empowerment in the Indian Informal Sector.” Read the rest of this entry »

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New Student Group to Support South Asian Music at Brown

5/9/10: The Brown Ragamala Society was inaugurated last month, on the occasion of a sitar concert by Dr. Allyn Miner, senior lecturer in the Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »

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Students Help to Launch New Health Program in Mumbai

4/1/10: Aids Relief International, founded by Brown students, and Sion Hospital in Mumbai, recently launched a nutrition program for HIV-positive children in the city. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sarin Goes from Brown into Business

3/12/10: Love Sarin, a graduate of IIT Bombay with a PhD in engineering from Brown, has started up a company in Providence to solve a problem dimming the promise of energy efficient CFL light bulbs – how to dispose of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Annual SASA Culture Show Coming Soon

3/10/10: The South Asian Students Association is holding its Annual Culture Show – Nashaa 2010 – in Salomon Center on Friday, March 19th at 7PM. Read the rest of this entry »

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