Indira Samarasekera: First Tamil Woman of Sri Lankan Origin to Become President of a Major North American University — dbsjeyaraj.com

Who is Dr.Indra Samarasekera? Dr. Indira Samarasekera She is the 12th president of the University of Alberta, one of Canada’s most respected research-intensive universities. Building strong international partnerships is a signature feature of her leadership. The International aspect involves German Research Centres, the Aga Khan University, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) apart from others….

Young Artists Imagine a More Integrated South Asia – World Bank org

An untitled painting by Amit Romani of India is one of the works in “Imagining Our Future Together.” View the online catalog. STORY HIGHLIGHTS The World Bank’s South Asia region held an art contest where young artists from all eight of the region’s countries were invited to unleash their creativity and imagine a shared future…

Pakistan: The Anatomy of Rhythm – Aga Khan University News story

The second year of the FAS-HASS Collaborative Lecture Series got off to a musical start on Tuesday, January 31 at the AKU auditorium. The event titled ‘A Kaleidoscope of Nuances,’ comprised a lecture and musical performance by Yousuf Kerai, a young mathematician cum musician who plays tabla along with Sheroze Hussain, a 16-year-old master of…

Ginans conference under the Title “Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety – Tradition and Transformation” to be held at University of Alberta from April 29 to 1st May 2011

Keynote speakers: Professor Ali Asani, Harvard Professor Azim Nanji, Stanford Professor Dwight Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara Sounds and Spaces of Muslim Piety: Tradition and Transformation Muslims across the world have given sonic shape to spiritual words. From spoken declamation to melodic chant, devotional repertoires expressing Muslim piety are abundant in their continuity and vitality. They…

Develop healthy habits to manage your diabetes

World Diabetes Day is observed every year on 14 November to raise awareness of diabetes. This year’s theme focuses on diabetes education and prevention. Type 2 diabetes is at least five times more common in South Asians than in the wider population. While there is currently no cure for it, people with diabetes can still…