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Because of the pandemic, University of Richmond's engagement with the annual International Education Week was gently extended over a longer time period, starting with D-Hall’s creation of foods suggested by students in November 2020. Students, faculty, and staff contributed suggestion for our community to come together around discussion and programming as we experienced India through the perspectives of all who share the spirit of inquiry.

Featured Events:

UR Library Resources on India

music of India displayIn support of International Education's India programming both Boatwright Memorial Library and Parsons Music Library have currated resources to help UR better engage with India during the spring 2021 semester.

  • The digital library guide on India contains links to news and information resources on such topics as current events, cultural and historical themes, Indian Music and Dance, art and architecture, as well as politics, governement, and religion.
  • Music of India*, an exhibit on display during the spring 2021 semester, highlights a sampling of music library materials (books, CDs, DVDs, etc) that relate to the vibrant and varied musical traditions of India. The display focuses primarily on Indian Classical music, Bollywood, and other Indian popular music. All of the materials on display are available to borrow. Additionally, three blog entries have been published to supplement the exhibit:

Indian Classical Music | Lata Mangeshkar | Ravi Shankar

* Open during regular Parsons Music Library hours.

India Programming Calendar

There are no events currently scheduled.

Spring 2021 Showcase

The South Asian Student Alliance, the Bollywood Jhaktas and International Education are teaming up to plan a showcase this semester. Follow @richmondsasa, @ur_bollywood_jhatkas, and @urichmondoie on Instagram for updates!

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Each year the Ecochallenge is one of IE Week's most popular events. In fact, last year more than 350 Spiders participated, resulting in:

  • 626 pounds of CO2 saved
  • 641 meatless or vegan meals consumed
  • 11,833 minutes spent being mindful
  • 2,992 gallons of water saved

UR Engagement with India

EnCompass IndiaTeaching Science to Tibetan Monks Student Blogs
Don Belt: Slow Journalism in IndiaSlow Journalists: Out of Eden’s Living Legacy in India Read the Article

International Dinner Dining Guide

Cuisines of South Asia

Download the Dining Guide and try preparing some of these Spider favorites from your home kitchen.

Names: They're Important

Hasan Minhaj gives Ellen a typically humorous but pointed reminder on the importance of properly pronouncing a name -- a theme that's recently been explored in a "Collegian" opinion piece.

Student Photos from India
"Sustenance for Survival" Itzel Nino - Bahraich, India (2015)
"Dal Lake" Gargi Vyas - Kashmir, India (2010)
"Bike" Ryan McEvoy, '17 - India (2015)