Emory Univ.: India Week

4/4/2016 5:00 PM

Emory Univ.: India Week

Emory University: India Week

Emory Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE) and The Halle Institute for Global Learning ​present: India Week 2016. We are excited to create a full week of exciting, engaging, and entertaining programming so come celebrate with us!
The Halle Institute for Global Learning, Emory Hindu Students Association, Emory's SPC: Student Programming Council, and Emory Cricket Club!

“Ancient India to the Present through the Lens of the Rupee” MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016, 4 – 5:20PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
Location Free public Lecture in White Hall 101
University Event Topic Campus Life & Student Orgs, Community, Humanities, International, Special Event, Student & Campus Life
Department/Organization Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives
Building/Room White Hall
Meeting Organizer/Sponsor The Halle Institute/India Week
Speaker/Presenter Tara Ramaseshan
Cost free
Contact Name Holli A. Semetko
Contact Email holli.semetko@emory.edu

Tara Ramaseshan is a public speaker, author, and amateur historian. She loves exploring connections between India's past and present, beginning with the ancient Indus Valley civilization that dates back some 6,000 years. Trained originally as a lab scientist, she took a MSc in Zoology and specialized in genetic engineering at University of Poona, then worked for two years at the Swedish pharmaceutical Astra Research Centre in India where she discovered her preference for working with people rather than microscopes. She abandoned the lab to begin a decade long career at Proctor & Gamble India and became an expert on consumer product development research, with studies on a diverse array of consumers at P&G sties around the world. An avid reader, Ms. Ramaseshan is the author of several educational books for children published originally in English and translated into five vernacular Indian languages. She lives in Mumbai with her family. Her love of Indian history, her curiosity and attention to detail led to the subject of her presentation today “Ancient India to the Present through the Lens of the Rupee.”

globeMonday, ​March 28
Faculty Panel at Cox Ballroom, 3rd floor // 4:30-6:30 PM
Featured on the panel are distinguished faculty members Dr. Scott Kugle and Professor Deepika Bahri, who will talk about their research and touch upon topics such as Cultural Appropriation of India Culture. Following the panel will be information about study abroad opportunities and a performance by the Emory India Music Ensemble. Formed in Fall 2007 and directed by sitarist, Dr. Kakali Bandyopadhyay, the ensemble comprises of musicians who sing and play the sitar, harmonium, and tabla. This is a dynamic, dedicated, and motivated group of individuals who are eager to perform the intricacies of the Hindustani classical music tradition. There will also be a variety of Indian snacks to enjoy!

By Rajan1981 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40987128Monday, March 28 Samosas to Go with HSA // 6:30-8:30 PM
Enjoy a hot, savory, spicy samosas delivered directly to you in ICE and HSA’s Samosas-To-Go!! Even better, all proceeds go directly to Akanksha, an organization helping in the education of underprivileged children through mobilizing funds, voluntary services, and resources.

Conversation with Umrika Director Prashant Nair and Producer Swati ShettyTUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 4PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
Conversation with Umrika Director Prashant Nair and Producer Swati Shetty
Location White Hall 110
Department/Organization Dept of English, English Department
Building/Room White Hall
Meeting Organizer/Sponsor Department of Film and Media Studies
Speaker/Presenter Prashant Nair and Swati Shetty
Cost Free
Contact Name Eric Canosa
Contact Email ecanosa@emory.edu

Tuesday, March 29
Samosas to Go with HSA // 6:30-8:30 PM
Enjoy a hot, savory, spicy samosas delivered directly to you in ICE and HSA’s Samosas-To-Go!! Even better, all proceeds go directly to Akanksha, an organization helping in the education of underprivileged children through mobilizing funds, voluntary services, and resources.

wonderful wednesdayWednesday, March 30
Wonderful Wednesday at Asbury Circle // 12-2 PM
Enjoy the tastes of India (complete with cuisine samples from different regions of the country) along with Bollywood music and live entertainment! The food is completely FREE, and will include dishes such as dosas, chaat, curries, and naan.

cup of chaiThursday, March 31
Chai House at Brooks Commons in Canon Chapel // 6-8 PM
Come out to this incredible arts showcase, a tradition of Emory ICE. It's the perfect opportunity to experience the local community's talent via a range of exhibitions from dancers, singers, musicians, artists, and more! Indian finger foods and hot milk chai will be served.

Study Abroad Photo ExhibitionFRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 1 – 2PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
Study Abroad Photo Exhibition
Location Computing Center at Cox Hall
School Emory College
Department/Organization Center for International Programs Abroad
Building/Room Cox Hall
Meeting Organizer/Sponsor Study Abroad Office
Contact Name Mary Lynn Dalton
Contact Email marylynndalton@emory.edu
More Info / Register www.flickr.com…@N08/collections/72157665635252841/

The 2016 Study Abroad Photo Exhibition is at hand! Photo contest winners will be announced and a new series of photos will be on display in the Computing Center in Cox Hall. Winners are selected according to the category in which the photos were submitted: Perspective Shift, Academic Insight, Global Issues, Personal Growth and Cultural Comparison. Come to share about your own study abroad experience or to meet study abroad program alumni!

Join us on Friday, April 1st from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Computing Center in Cox Hall! Light refreshments will be served.

Consul General Nagesh SinghFriday, ​April 1
Keynote Speech by Mr. Nagesh Singh at Carlos Museum Reception Hall // 4-5:30 PM
The Consul General of India in Atlanta, Mr. Nagesh Singh will be giving a talk titled “India and the World of the 21st Century”. The talk will highlight the idea that As political and social strife, extremism, and terrorism show their ugly faces in various parts of the world, it is vital for us to understand the reasons for India’s relative success, despite its diversity and complexity in terms of its myriad languages, ethnicities, castes, religions, and socio-economic disparities. This will be accompanied by snacks and refreshments.

International Festival and World Cup TournamentFRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016, 6 – 9PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
Location McDonough Field/ Woodruff PE Center Arena
Department/Organization Campus Life
University Event Topic Athletics, Campus Life & Student Orgs, College, Community, Diversity, Entertainment, Graduate, International, Student & Campus Life
Cost Free
Contact Name Natalie Cruz
Contact Email natalie.cruz@emory.edu
More Info / Register oisl.emory.edu…

The event will be physically centered around the soccer matches in the center of McDonough Field, because soccer is an extremely popular sport at Emory and internationally. However, around the games on McDonough field there will be music, dancing, different tables representing the countries represented in the world cup, countries represented by students at Emory, and international and cultural student organizations. There will also be great international food, free giveaways, and activities throughout the festival and tournament!

image of cricket ball and batSaturday, April 2
Cricket Match at Lower Candler Fields with Emory Cricket Club // 4-6 PM
Come join Emory Cricket Club and Emory ICE for a cricket match. The match will be 10 a side and will be 10 overs each. Each team will have pairs of batsmen that will bat 2 overs each thus allowing everyone in the team to bat. Each team member will also have to bowl one over each. Even if you haven’t played before don’t hesitate to sign up! The match should last approximately one hour and a half and refreshments shall be provided!

colorsSunday, April 
Holi at McDonough Field // 12-2 PM
Holi is the Indian festival of color that occurs in the spring. The event symbolizes the victory of good over evil and is celebrated by playing with color, singing, and dancing. Celebrate with the entire Emory community as we get lost in the color and experience life from a new perspective!

image of building profileMonday, April 4
Bollywood at Dooleywood with SPC at Asbury Circle // 5-7 PM
ICE is partnering with SPC for the Dooley's Week Kick-Off event. Join us in celebrating Bollywood with food, music, dancing, and henna!

Cox Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Cox Hall

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