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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

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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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.

Website of Jadavpur University Alumni Association, Bangalore chapter(famous as AAJUB) launched

January 13, 2010 in Campus News, JU Alumni

We, the Alumni Association Jadavpur University, Bangalore Chapter ( have launched our brand new website(still in beta stage).

The alumni is in existance since 1980. We have already shown our strong presence by undertaking various social projects, scholarship programs. Now we are aiming to have an even stronger online presence. The launching of the website is only the first step to reach out to a wider netizens. We also have a forum for netizens to interact and grow the community bigger.

Every year we organize reunions, diwali nights, nababarso celebrations, saraswati pujo etc with great fanfare and huge participation. From last quarter onwards we have started publishing our quarterly journal Prantik.
The great recession of 2009-10 has made us realize the importance of networking and the need of a strong alumni. And so we are giving career guidance as our top most priotiy in the near future. We are also planning to come up with a “Bangalore Survival Kit” to help people coming to Bangalore settle down.

Please visit the website and get yourself registered for latest updates.

Latest Events:
We are going for a picnic this Sunday(17th Jan, 2010).
And there is a plan for reunion in april-may.

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CHEMBridge Reunion 2010

January 13, 2010 in Campus News, JU Alumni

Let me inform you on behalf of the CHEMBridge 2010 Organizing Committee that this year the CHEMBridge Reunion is going to be held on 20th and 21st February, 2010, as per the general rule of it being held the Saturday and Sunday of the Third week of February every year. So, mark the dates on your calendar in bold so that you do not forget!
Top shots to light the inaugural Lamp: The CURTAIN RAISER is going to be on 9th January, 2010 and would be inaugurated by Dr.V.K Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Secretary of Defence Research, Ministry of Defence. He would most probably give a technical speech after that (yet to be confirmed on pen and paper). We will all have a great chance to even interact with him in our department for around 30 minutes or so in an exclusive “Meet the Scientist session”. On the same day, Dr. Gautam Chattopadhyay, from University of New South Wales, will deliver a talk on Indoor Air quality. So friends, be prepared to meet and interact with them……………….
Break in the tradition: For the first time ever in the history of the Department, we have finalized the plan of organizing a National School on DIVERSE WALKS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, which will have four sessions, each comprising two speakers, but the sessions will be run in parallel.
1. Nanomaterials and their applications
2. Advanced Transport Phenomena and Rheology of Fluids
3. Biochemical Engineering and its applications
4. Modelling and simulation in Chemical Engineering Problems
Extremely renowned Speakers have consented to grace the occasion like Dr. D.V Khakkar, IITB Dean (he received the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, Engineering Sciences in 1997), Dr.Jayant Modak, IISc Bangalore,( he received the AvH Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation,) Dr. Shankar Ghosh, TIFR, Dr. Arijit Bhattacharya, NCL Pune and many more…………….So get ready for a really interesting session with each of them!
We are also arranging a poster competition on the same day….For details contact the undersigned.
On 29th January, 2010, we are also organizing a Workshop. But nothing is finalized as of now!
That’s all for the time being. We will inform further details as we update ourselves!
Meanwhile, we ask for your valuable suggestions, opinions regarding what we have discussed and any thing else that you would like to have as part of CHEMBridge

Sulalit Banerjee,
Student General Secretary,
CHEMBridge 2010.
Mobile: +919830017755

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Durga Puja in Hyderabad

September 18, 2009 in ASK, JU Alumni

Hi Friends, Shubho Mahalya. All JU Alumni Hyderabad members, you can visit to following places. Find Puja Schedules at http://

  1. Hyderabad Bengalee Samiti
  2. Bangiya Sanskritik Sangha
  3. Cyberabad Bengali Association
  4. Navarun Sangha
  5. Krishti Goshti
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Jadavpur e bawal

September 16, 2009 in ASK, Campus News, JU Alumni

JU students gherao executive council members – Engineering students at Jadavpur University (JU) gheraoed the executive council (EC) members till late on Wednesday, demanding re-evaluation of the answer scripts of information technology students, who have failed their laboratory exams
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Feedback from Alumni (Taken from JUAlumni yahoo groups )

FETSU is causing trouble again. When will this end in JU? When will these immature students grow up?

the students for their limited vision. I personally have noticed such a response from the alumni over what is going on rarely. We as alumni should do our part on what is actually beneficial for JU, where probably we had earlier taken lesser initiative, after passing.
Net result, the same things continue, over and over again, and the academic culture gets affected.
Net result is, lesser known colleges are actually faring way beter than JU in terms of “Quality Placement Opportunities”, “Career Prospects” and not just a “job”.
The difference is what even I as a student failed to comprehend (except the salary difference) because of a lack in guidance from alumni. These factors must be drilled into the minds of our juniors, before we can actually expect things to change.

I hope the current students who are in JU, see the light and actually make use of the opportunity of being in such a good institution, without making a mockery of its limitations (faculty). The time when we could have said, “Having passed through WBJEE to get into JU, we can rest on our past laurels” was never there, and frankly, is a statement many of our seniors in the industry would hold in contempt.

JU used to be ranked among the top 10, unfortunately, even that is a story none in the corporate sector is willing to take seriously nowdays (despite the latest ranking based on 1 criteria, research by faculty & doctorate students only where JU ranked 6th).

Change is seriously needed, for the better, else very soon we’ll see the the even lesser known colleges in West Bengal overtaking us.

What do you think?