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Another Indian-American in Spotlight as US Education Body Head

Renu Khator, another Indian-American rose to prominence in US after her election to the chair of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the body that coordinates colleges and US universities. Renu Khator has been University of Houston President and System Chancellor since 2008, and she became board chair during ACE’s 97th Annual Meeting in Washington, ...

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Obama names Indian American investor Sunil Sabharwal as IMF director

President Barack Obama has nominated Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian American investor in the payments sector, as US Alternate Executive Director at International Monetary Fund for a term of two years. The White House sent Sabharwal’s nomination to the Senate on Wednesday. At over two dozen, Obama administration boasts of having the highest number of Indian Americans in key jobs ...

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Top Indian Americans to reckon with as Obama favors them

With over a score of direct Obama appointees in high places, two governors, a House member, a state attorney general and eight state legislators, Indian Americans have over the years gained power and influence far beyond their numbers. And their power keeps growing. Here are America’s desi power players: Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, US Surgeon General Richard Rahul Verma, Ambassador ...

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Why Obama Picked Indian American Rashid Hussain to Head Counter-Terrorism Talks?

  Soon after his return from India last month, US President Barack Obama has been confirming Indians in top administrative position without hesitation and the latest was Rashi Hussain, 36, an Indian-origin American lawyer with vast experience in OIC and national security. Hussain has been appointed envoy and coordinator for Strategic Counter-Terrorism Communications to expand US engagement in counter violent ...

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Indian American researcher Gurpreet Singh gets $500,000 Science Foundation Award

Indian American researcher Gurpreet Singh, an assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering at Kansas State University, has received a $500,000 National Science Foundation Career award for his research on nanosheets. Singh has done research on “Scalable liquid exfoliation processing of ultra-thin two-dimensional metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for energy storage devices” and he intends to use the award money ┬áto develop ...

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Indian-American cardiologist wins prestigious US award

Washington, March 31 : An Indian-American cardiologist has won the American College of Cardiology’s prestigious Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship in recognition of his contributions to its peer-reviewed medical journals. Sumeet Chugh, associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and a leading expert on heart rhythm disorders such as sudden cardiac arrest and arterial fibrillation, will receive the award ...

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Indian American Subra Suresh quits Obama team; to head Carnegie Mellon University

WASHINGTON, DC: Subra Suresh, 56, has resigned as head of the $7 billion National Science Foundation (NSF), to become the president of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), from July 1st. The Mumbai-born Suresh was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2010 for a six-year term to the NSF, after serving as dean of the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute ...

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