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  • Rich Verma sworn in as Amb. to India

    Rich Verma sworn in as Amb. to India

    Secretary Kerry swears in Rich Verma as the new U.S. Ambassador to India. Ambassador Verma is the first Indian-American to be appointed to the position.

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  • CG LaFave opens US pavilion @ IMME

    CG LaFave opens US pavilion @ IMME

    Consul General inaugurated the pavilion @ International Mining & Machinery Exhibition in Kolkata. Nine American companies are participating showcasing a range of sophisticated mining technologies & equipment.

  • U.S.-Bollywood Support ‘Girl Rising’

    U.S.-Bollywood Support ‘Girl Rising’

    This partnership will reach millions worldwide and include teaching materials that highlight the stories of nine girls born into difficult circumstances in nine different countries around the world.

  • India-U.S. Technology Summit, Nov. 18-19

    India-U.S. Technology Summit, Nov. 18-19

    Through a series of high-level visits and dialogues, the U.S and Indian governments are working actively to implement President Obama’s and Prime Minister Modi’s mutual commitment to strengthen and deepen U.S.-India cooperation in every sector for the benefit of global stability and people’s livelihoods.

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  • Joint Statement: India-U.S. Higher Education Dialogue

    The 3rd India-U.S. Higher Education Dialogue was held in New Delhi on November 17, 2014. It was Co-Chaired by Shri Satya N. Mohanty, Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry for Human Resource Development, India and Mr. Richard Stengel, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

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  • The American Library hosts engineering students from the Institute of Engineering and Management for a Library Orientation
    The American Library hosted engineering students from the Institute of Engineering and Management for a Library Orientation

    The American Library in Kolkata hosted over 125 engineering students from the Institute of Engineering and Management for a Library Orientation. The students received a tour of the facilities and services available to them. A U.S.-India Education Foundation representative was also present to provide them information on educational opportunities in American universities. Students were thrilled to see the extensive STEM holdings.  

  • Dancing to Connect
    Connecting Through Dance

    The American Center is thrilled to partner with Sapphire Creations to bring the San Francisco based Robert Moses Dance Company for their first ever tour to India. The celebrated company wowed Kolkata with their electrifying performance at the Interface Festival 2014 at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar. The audience were treated to a medley of artistic brilliance that ranged from oral traditions in African American culture, the dark side of contemporary urban culture, the interception of faith and fables in today’s world, and of course the simple joy and expressive power of pure movement!!!  

  • Fun in the Language Classroom
    Fun in the Language Classroom

    Over the week, English Language Specialist Danielle Sass conducted a series of workshops at the Loreto College and the American Center with diverse groups of teachers and trainees. Participants learnt how to creatively engage students by both interest and actual participation. Captivating visuals and different fun games set the perfect ambience for vocabulary building! Indeed- the workshops once again proved that fun in the classroom not only leads to real engagement, it also means being challenged !!! 

  • Book reading session of Jewish Girls school
    The Jewish Girls’ School joins our library director in a book reading session

    The students of cllass IV to VI of The Jewish Girls’ School joinsour library director, Sushanta Banerjee, in a book reading of “What does the President do” by Amanda Miller and the “Story of the White House” by Marge Kennedy. Students interactively discussed on the U.S. President and the White House. After the session, they were introduced to our extensive English language children’s collection. Is your school interested in a book reading? Contact the American Library for more info! 

  • Dsicussion on "I am Malala"
    Mrs. Chaitali Maitra, invited faculty of St. Paul Cathedral Mission College, led a discussion on “I am Malala”

    On July 31st, Mrs. Chaitali Maitra, invited faculty of St. Paul Cathedral Mission College, led a discussion on “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. Attending participants, all college students, came to the conclusion that the book was an inspiration to bring change for the better. PAO Joria commented we should do good, at the level of each individual and that itself would make a difference. 

  • Army Institute at the American Library
    American Library in Kolkata offered library orientation to students of Army Institute of Management

    Over 120 undergrad management students of Army Institute of Management participated in library orientation at The American Library in Kolkata during July 17-18, 2014. Library Director, librarians and USIEF official explained library resources and facilities, eLibraryUSA and higher education opportunities in the U.S. This first hand library orientation have helped them to know better about U.S. educational resources on their subject. Thirty students and faculties took library membership; other participants expressed high interest in visiting and taking library membership. 

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