Announcing the Obama-Singh Pre-Dissertation Award for research in India

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Rutgers wins Simon Award for Internationalization

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – On February 25, NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced Rutgers University as a recipient of the 2014 Simon Award for their comprehensive internationalization efforts. Named for the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the Simon Awards recognize outstanding and innovative achievements in campus internationalization and are among the most prestigious awards for comprehensive internationalization.

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SASP Prof. Pandey wins 2013 Distinguished Research Award

NASPAA: The Global Standard in Public Service Education and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) announce that Dr. Sanjay K. Pandey of Rutgers University-Campus at Newark has won the 2013 Distinguished Research Award. The annual award recognizes a scholar whose research has made substantial impact on the thought and understanding of public administration.

Dr. Pandey’s research covers public service motivation, organizational performance, bureaucratic barriers (“red tape”) and a range of other topics. He has clarified the concept of “publicness” in terms of the differences between public and private management approaches and responsibilities in terms of motivation, performance, mission and other elements.

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New Course for the Minor: Women Writers of South Asia

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Rutgers to set up ICCR chair of contemporary Indian studies

On June 19, 2013, Rutgers University signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the Indian Council for Cultural Relations Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies at Rutgers University. This event followed Rutgers's receipt of a grant of approximately $250,000 from President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s 21st Century Knowledge Initiative. The program was announced in November 2009 as an affirmation of the leaders' commitment to enhancing India-U.S. partnerships in education. Rutgers, with the assistance of its partner institution, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, will welcome a distinguished visiting professor from India to teach courses, deliver public lectures and engage directly with faculty, staff and students between 2014-2017. The initiative aims to increase study abroad opportunities for American students through international service learning, internships and dual degree opportunities.

Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, Consul General of India; Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education; and Richard L. Edwards, executive vice president for academic affairs at Rutgers, were joined by members of Rutgers' India Initiative and South Asian Studies Program, as well as community members.

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