An Invitation to organize an event for 100 Thousand Poets for Change in your city

August 2, 2011 in JU Alumni

Dear friends,

I am writing to find out if you would be interested in organizing an
event on September 24 for 100 Thousand Poets for Change in, insert
city here.
So far 100 Thousand Poets for Change has over 244 cities and 55
countries signed on to organize events, as part of a global initiative
to celebrate/demonstrate poetry and address issues of peace and
We have set up an event page on Facebook
and a blog/website for the event at

The website discusses the concept of the event in more detail on the
ABOUT page, but the bottom line is that this is a global event, with
the overall theme of peace and sustainability, in which each local
community can address its specific concerns.
I am very excited by this project, there seems to be a groundswell. I
live in the San Francisco area and originally hoped to have 1 big
event but it has evolved into 11 events in the SF/Bay Area, with City
Lights bookstore tweeting the event and posting flyers around the
store, Oakland Slam poets will be putting on a SLAM FOR CHANGE, Word
Party will organize an event of poetry and music, Free University of
San Francisco will have a day of lectures by poets about poets and
their art, The North Beach Annual Poetry and Art Walk located at the
Beat Museum has dedicated their event to 100 Thousand Poets for
Change, and there will be a 100 Thousand Poets for Change reading at
the Oakland Public Library sponsored by PEN Oakland. Other groups have
indicated their interest in fundraisers to help projects they care
about. I like the idea that so many poets of so many styles and
inclinations have seen their way through this initiative to join with
each other.
Also, the website provides each individual event an EVENT LOCATION
page, which is also a community page blog, that allows participants to
post particular event details and also to post poems, photos,
documentation to share with all the other participants around the
world. Poets and writers around the world need to know each other
better and these events pages will facilitate and initiate
communication. After September 24th, these event pages as a whole will
become a major document of contemporary world poetry.
Not to go on too much—I would be honored to have you set up an event
in insert city here on September 24 for 100 Thousand Poets for Change.
Please let me know if you are interested.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincere regards,
Michael Rothenberg

100 Thousand Poets for Change
ps. you can learn more about me at Big Bridge online magazine. I am
the editor and publisher.
pss. Here is a very short list of some of the events that will be taking place:
In Vancouver, BC Fraser Riverkeeper will lead a TD Great Canadian

Shoreline Cleanup at False Creek East, near some of the dirtiest
waters in Canada. Mary Woodbury of Moon Willow Press is working with
community poets and artists to develop a poetry reading later that
afternoon or evening.

In Philadelphia, there will be a PACE action, which is a wandering
participatory reading through the streets.
In a Seattle, a 12 hour skype session, poets skypeing poems in from

around the world.
In Kathmandu, Nepal there will be an all day school project which
involves discussion of peace and sustainability, writing poems, a
contest, and inclusion of the poems in a book to commemorate the

In Milwaukee poets who are active in the Labor Union demonstrations
will give a reading.
In Guatemala, Mexico City, Lisbon, Portugal, Sydney, Australia,
Austin, TX, Oakland, CA, Spokane, WA, Hilo, HI, Accra, Ghana and
Athens, Greece there will be a Slam for Change!
Bancroft, Ontario, has the distinction of being known as, ‘Ontario’s
Most Talented Town,’ and this year is Bancroft’s 150th anniversary so,
on September 24th, they’ll be celebrating their thriving arts
community and a birthday with poetry, music, and, possibly, theatre.
For change, their focus will be on creating more awareness about their
natural environment.
In Mentone, AL for Sept 24. It will be an outdoors/picnic event with

poets, speakers and music/singers/artwork. We will use the event to
call attention to environmental issues and citizen action for change.

In Nigeria they will have a peace rally against gang violence with a
poetry reading.
(The list goes on. And it is early yet so people are still formulating
their programs).

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Jadavpur University saltlake hostel reunion

November 24, 2010 in Campus News, JU Alumni

Message from Jadavpur University saltlake hostel current hostelers…

Dear All,
Its been quite a considerable amount a time that all of you had to move forward in life and we kept on missing each other. That prompts us to give it a thought for bringing those old days back to our arena once again on 26th December, 2010. But without your lovely presence this endeavor would never become a grand success. So, we cordially invite you and seek your omnivorous presence to put life in that big bang. Please confirm your attendance to and also request you to pass on this message to your hostel mates, seniors & juniors as because we are not having the complete database.

Looking eagerly to meet you on 26th December

Till then,
Current hostelers
JU SL Hostel

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Boycott threat to defer exam

November 20, 2010 in ASK, Campus News

Read the news at http://www.

ANUPAM CHATTOPADHYAY: What is the role JU Alumni going to play ?
This was asked at our yahoo groups.

Reply from souraj das:

What else is expected of West Bengal? The brightest and the best of Bengal in action once again.
Cheers JU! Don’t let anything happen in Bengal. It is your democratic right to block progress, spoil other people’s endeavors, cause pain and trouble to everyone.
I am sure, Mr. moderator will block my mail.
Do share your thought on this.

Politics in campus is not necessary

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News for Alumnus.

July 23, 2010 in Carrer, Jobs, JU Alumni, News

Hi Dear Alumnus,

It took me for a while to return here. Today I have a news to share.First about an NGO driven by ex-army men and civilians to build the nation through social work and revenue generating projects.If any of our alumnus is interested in social work and nation building or have a entrepreneurial spirit then I am taking this opportunity to invite them to join this organization.To know more about XISF please visit… Read the rest of this entry →

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JUAlumni profile badge

June 23, 2010 in JU Alumni

Friends, the first version of JUAlumni badge is ready for all Jadavpur University Alumni members. Now you can create you own badge and share with the world. Find your badge at<your login name>/profile/badge/

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Search jualumni memebers by their department or organization

June 8, 2010 in ASK, JU Alumni

Did you try the search feature on this site? Now you can search members by their organization, department, name etc. Say you want to find out all CSE graduate, you can just type CS on the search box, the site will list all members from Jadavpur University CSE department.

Please offer your feedback.

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Jadavpur University seeks Rs 9 crore grant from Centre

April 24, 2010 in News

Jadavpur University has sought Rs 9 crore from Union Tourism Ministry for setting up an academic complex at National Instruments Building as part of its plan to starting a repertory company dedicated to Tagore’s drama and dance. “With the coming up of such a theatre, we will be an artistic and cultural centre,” said Ananda Lal, professor of English at JU.


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What’s so special about Jadavpur University?

April 5, 2010 in ASK, Campus News, JU Alumni

This university witnesses a student influx from as varied fields of education such as Film Studies and Comparative Literature, Energy Management, Chemical Engineering, and Population, Education and Human Rights. The university is an accumulation of talents. Jadavpur University is more than getting educated a bit more for the students in Kolkata. It is opening up of new avenues, new line of thinking and new fields of research.

Set up in the year 1955 under the Jadavpur University Act, the Jadavpur University was identified as the Bengal Technical Institute. This was an institute of its kind in India to bring in Chemical Engineering as a field of study. It is one of the specialties about the Jadavpur University in Kolkata.

The alumni association of the Jadavpur University has branches all over the world in countries like UK, the USA, Canada and UAE. Apart from that Jadavpur University also encourages education for professionals who wish to continue their education after a certain period of time. There is another separate department for those professionals who want to continue their education after certain period of time and it is called the Adult and Continuing Education and Extension Centre. This is a specialty about the Jadavpur University In Kolkata.

The students can also enroll themselves in research programmes undertaken by the Jadavpur University in subjects such as Refugee Studies, European Studies, Marxian Studies, Plasma Studies, Indology, Knowledge Based Systems and many more. Undoubtedly it is one of the specialties about the Jadavpur University.

The teaching faculty of this university boasts of great authors like Buddhadev Bose Nabaneeta Dev Sen and Amartya Sen.

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Jadavpur University’s Maoist top gun falls to cops

April 5, 2010 in ASK, Campus News

Top Maoist squad leader Bikram alias Abhisek Mukherjee ,a former Jadavpur University student, was killed along with three other rebels in an encounter with crack COBRA commandos in Hathilot forest of Jangalmahal’s Lakhanpur on Thursday night.

His senior comrade, field commander Bikash was seriously injured in his first ever encounter with the forces in the forests spread over 48sq-km. He was a Jadavpur University’s Maiost top gun to fall to cops.

Sources said Bikash was bleeding profusely when guerrilla squads dragged him deep into the forests close to Lalgarh. Gun battles are still on in the jungle as over 1,500 joint forces personnel tighten the noose around some more senior Maoist leaders, including Chhatradhar Mahato’s brother Sasadhar. He was one of the Jadavpur University’s maoist top gun to fall to cops.

The body of Sambhu Mahato , a Maoist squad leader in charge of Goaltore was found in Bhalukbhasa jungle. The Maoists were tracked by forces early Thursday morning. The encounter has been on for over 32 hours now. Bikram (28), a resident of Chandannagore in Hooghly and a third year dropout of JU’s international relations department, was Kishanji’s voice in rebel announcements and would introduce himself in broken Bengali as ‘I’m Bikram, Kishanji’s friend’.

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Community Radio Station of Jadavpur University

April 5, 2010 in ASK, Campus News

Community Radio Station of Jadavpur University – INFOTAINMENT @ Radio 90.8 MHz

Jadavpur University has launched its own Community Radio Station, Radio JU. This Community Radio Station is being set up as part of the ongoing JU Project TEQIP in collaboration with School of Media Communication and Culture, JU to support community communications and broadcasting of all kinds of knowledge.

The community radio provides a new platform for students, teachers and local people to showcase their creativeness. Programmes broadcast by the radio are heard within a radius of 10 km from the University. The Radio Station not only addresses the needs of the campus population but also those who are outside the university. The main objectives of community Radio Station of Jadavpur are empowerment, entertainment and information.

The community Radio Station of Jadavpur University entertains its listeners.  It has a wide variety of programmers to offer. Radio is instrumental in the revitalization of ‘Shruti natak’ or radio drama which go on air once a week. Children’s eye-catching Programming in commercial radio to find place in 90.8 MHz, seven days a week.

Career counseling programms for people with special needs are also provided. Air programmes for special days; for instance, May 8 was devoted to Rabindranath Tagore to mark his birthday. ‘Sanskriti’ the cultural programms takes in music for all tastes, ranging from Indian Classical to Western Classical, Band numbers, Instrumental music. Most of the programmes are in Bengali since the majority of listeners are more comfortable in Bengali.

At present JU air programmes for 8 hrs daily starting from 12.00 noon.

Please reply with latest update on Community Radio Station of Jadavpur University