Tracking India and other activities at University of Michigan
Prabal Dutta, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, at University of Michigan is one of Popular Science’s 2014 Brilliant Ten, editors of the magazine announced today.
The annual list recognizes “tomorrow’s Einsteins, Zuckerbergs and Marie Curies,” according to a news release. “Remember their names: they are already changing the world as we know it.”
Dutta designs hardware and software for so-called smart dust and larger sensors that don’t need batteries because they can harvest energy from the world around them. They can run on power from the light in a room, the magnetic field around an electrical wire, or the heat from a shower head, for example.
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ANN ARBOR—They spent part of their summer learning how to pull off a logistical miracle, feeding 60,000 people every day with a staff of volunteers at the Golden Temple—one of India’s biggest shrines.
Now, the University of Michigan students are back in Ann Arbor, and they want to share what they learned in India by cooking a massive meal and giving away the food on U-M’s campus. They’re calling it “Langar at the Diag.”
"Langar" literally means "anchor" and refers to the meal served at the end of public worship. It’s a centuries-old tradition in the Sikh religion that emphasizes social and economic equality as people share vegetarian food together.
Save the date for this conference:
DATE: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 5-6, 2014
EVENT: “Recalling Democracy: Lineages of the Present”
The two-day conference, free and open to the public, assembles an international group of scholars to rethink India’s democratic politics in the landscapes of late-colonial and postcolonial India. Panel topics include constitutionalism, practicing democracy, democratic futures and development.
PLACE: U-M Center for South Asian Studies, Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor
SPONSORS: Benefactors Ranveer and Adarsh Trehan, and the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts