The South Asia Program draws your attention to Cornell for Nepal, (also on Facebook) at which site you may make donations in support of reconstruction.  According to Prof. Kathryn March, the group has decided to focus on rebuilding lives in rural Nepal and has selected Educate the Children (ETC) as its partner and recipient of the funds raised.

Tamil Language Classes--Have research interests or interest in NGO work in India or Sri Lanka?  Communicate in Tamil with Relatives? Enroll for FALL 2015 | TAMIL 1221--Elementary Tamil I (MW2:10 p.m.-4:00 p.m.) | TAMIL 2201--Intermediate Tamil I  (TR 11:00 a.m.-12:50 p.m.) | For questions, contact Richard Feldman, 

Representing Conflict Through Visual Media: Sri Lanka & the Sri Lankan Diaspora in Photography & Film |  ASIAN 4431 | 2 Credits | Kannan Arnunasalam | This 2-credit short-course meets 2.5 hours per week during the first half of Fall Semester 2015, supported by the Cornell South Asia Program’s Tamil Studies Initiative.  Class meeting times are TBA. Class meetings will be scheduled to coordinate with participating students’ class schedules. There are no prerequisites and non-majors are welcome.

Nepal: The Cornell-Nepal Study Program (CNSP) is a joint venture between Cornell University and Tribhuvan National University of Nepal, with the independent field research project as its highlight. India: The Nilgiris Field Learning Center is an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort that explores the notions of sustainable environments and livelihoods, see video. Sri Lanka: The Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Educational (ISLE) Program offers an interdisciplinary one-semester introduction to Sri Lankan culture, including a local home-stay experience and independent research on topics including environmental studies, healing, conflict, and religion. See the Cornell Abroad website for additional information on study abroad in South Asia. More..



New Fall Urdu upper level course |  URDU 3325  Literary Reading and Writing in Advanced Urdu  | 17427 | 3 credits  N. Rizvi | Prerequisite: Intermediate Urdu or same level of written and oral proficiency. Intermediate Urdu Reading and Writing I is also available.