India

Colleges in 3 States to Set Basics for Degrees

April 8, 2009
In the first American effort of its kind, universities and colleges in Indiana, Minnesota and Utah are starting pilot projects to make sure that degree programs in their states reflect a consensus about what specific knowledge and skills should be taught.
Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 13, 2009

Penn's Center for the Advanced Study of India Receives MacArthur Foundation Grant to Study Diasporas

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received a $366,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support the Center for the Advanced Study of India, CASI, which will conduct empirically based case studies of diaspora/home country interactions.

Weak Economy Could Curtail Flow of Indian Students Into the U.S.

January 9, 2009
More than 94,000 Indian students enrolled at American colleges and universities in the fall of 2007—up nearly 24 percent from two years earlier—making India the largest source of foreign students in the United States. But that boom may come to an end in 2009.

Terrorism Is Unlikely to Keep U.S. Colleges Away From India

December 2, 2008
Last week's terror attacks in Mumbai are likely to do little to cool India's standing as a higher-education hot spot, international-education experts say.

Yale Announces Multimillion-Dollar Effort in India

November 18, 2008
Yale University will spend $30-million from its endowment on an ambitious interdisciplinary effort that will build its course offerings and faculty expertise in India as well as expand student recruitment, research partnerships, and faculty and student exchanges in the South Asian country.

Cornell Gets $50-Million Gift for International Research and Recruitment

October 17, 2008
Ratan Tata, an Indian industrialist and Cornell University alumnus, announced today a gift of $50-million to his alma mater to help recruit top Indian students to the campus and to support joint research projects with Indian universities in agriculture and nutrition.

Duke Expands India Offerings as U.S. Schools Seek Foothold

October 16, 2008
Duke University plans to expand its programs in India, hoping the country's legislature will eventually relax restrictions that prevent foreign institutions from running full-fledged graduate-degree programs in the country.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Students from India Turning Demographic Tide at Calif. University

May 25, 2008
At the Manas grocery store and restaurant near the University of Southern California, graduate students from Mumbai and New Delhi stop by late at night to pick up a batch of malai kofta, vegetable dumplings, to fuel their engineering study sessions. Or they may sit down for a dinner of tandoori chicken and discuss their latest cricket matches. "If they miss home, they can always come here," said Manas coowner Kumar Venkata. Increasingly, more USC students do.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Who Owns Antiquity? Local Museums or Experts' Countries

May 22, 2008
"That belongs in a museum!" Indiana Jones was scolding one of his many enemies, the last we heard from the hunky archaeologist, 19 years ago. He has returned to the screen in the much-awaited sequel "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and the debate about where antiquities belong is heating up again among Indy's less glamorous, real-world counterparts.
Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 20, 2008

Penn Museum's 26th Annual Maya Weekend to Focus on "The Future of the Maya World"

PHILADELPHIA -– The preservation of ancient Maya sites, efforts to sustain modern Maya cultural traditions and the need to conserve vanishing tropical forests and coastal environments are all are on the agenda April 11-13 when the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology collaborates with the Nature Conservancy to present its 26th annual Maya Weekend. This year’s theme is “The Future of the Maya World.”