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WSU to lead $30M international partnership to advance power grid

Noel Schulz Anurag SrivastavaPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU will lead a nationwide consortium of U.S. universities and industry partners in a five-year, $30 million joint research project with India to advance the development of the power grid in both countries. » More …

Indian eatery rises from ashes with local, business support

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

tasteofindia-sign-webMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – As Puja and Kummar Sharma watched firefighters battle the blaze destroying their seven-month-old restaurant, they thought it was a sign: Maybe they weren’t meant to own their own restaurant. But their community wasn’t ready to let the only Indian restaurant in Skagit County disappear. » More …

Sept. 7: International partnerships for a knowledge economy

Rajagopala-ChidambaramPULLMAN, Wash. – India’s leading scientific advisor will discuss his country’s growing role in the international research and higher education communities at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University. A reception will follow the free, public Creighton Distinguished Lecture. » More …

WSU veterinarians’ visit sparks international meeting

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Ram and Vanmathy Kasimanickam, husband and wife faculty members in Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently returned from India where they combined a visit to their home state and veterinary alma mater with professional outreach.

 

What evolved from a single email to the Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India, became an international meeting they hope will run far into the future, according to Ram, a board-certified reproduction specialist in the WSU Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

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Punjab Agricultural University, WSU to partner

 

Warwick Bayly, WSU provost (l) and Manjit Singh Kang, vice
chancellor of the Punjab university (Photo by Shelly Hanks,
WSU Photo Services)

 

 

PULLMAN – Agricultural research could be getting a boost worldwide, thanks to a new agreement signed by Washington State University. The memorandum of understanding with Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)  in Ludhiana, India, will help create mutually beneficial, collaborative education and research projects.

 

Manjit Singh Kang, vice chancellor of the Punjab university, said the collaboration is a win-win for both schools, and for the larger populations of each country. … » More …

Dance takes audience on a journey through time

PULLMAN – The Festival Dance and Performing Arts will present a performance by Ragamala Music and Dance Theatre in “From Temple to Theatre” at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum at 3pm on Sunday, March 4th. This innovative and colorful program features a journey through time, tracing the path of the classical dance form of Bharatanatyam from the ancient temples of South India to the theaters of today. The program includes new choreography in the classical Bharatanatyam style, as well as innovative works that bring this culturally-based dance form into conversation with diverse artistic traditions including Taiko drumming and modern dance.Tickets on sale at Beasley, Festival Dance, … » More …

WSU virologist to participate in agriculture initiative

PROSSER– Naidu Rayapati, a virologist at Washington State University’s Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, will help train Indian scientists as part of the U.S.-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative.The AKI is a public-private partnership intended to facilitate technology transfer; bolster agricultural research, education and extension; and strengthen trade and regulatory capacity building. Both nations are providing funding.WSU, as part of a proposal submitted by Penn State University, has received funding to improve the capacity of Indian counterparts for integrated pest management of insect-borne viral diseases in major vegetable crops grown in India.Rayapati will train visiting Indian scientists in his lab on various aspects of plant virology … » More …

Lecture series go ‘Beyond Bollywood’

VANCOUVER – Washington State University Vancouver announces the Fall 2006 Honors Lecture Series, “Beyond Bollywood: Social Films, Transnational Directors, Indian Scenarios,” talks on films from and about India.All discussions will be 7 to 9 p.m. in the WSU Vancouver Multimedia Classroom building, Room 6. These events are free and open to the public.Sept. 7Pavithra Narayanan, assistant professor, WSU Vancouver, presents “A Reflection in the Water: Confronting Gender and Political Issues of India Through Cinema,” a discussion of Deepa Mehta’s film “Water.”Sept. 21Jigna Desai, assistant professor, University of Minnesota, presents “From Blackpool to Bollywood: British Asian Feminism in Bhaji on the Beach,” a discussion of Gurinder … » More …