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Kamala Harris seeks re-election as California attorney general

Washington -- California's Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris, the first woman as well as the first African American and South Asian to hold the job, has filed her papers for re-election.

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02/21/14
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USAID’s Rajiv Shah wins lavish praise from Obama

Washington -- Citing immigrants' absolute faith in the American dream, Rajiv Shah, the Indian-American administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has given a call to "end extreme poverty in our lifetime."

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02/21/14
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Sanjeev Kulkarni named dean of Princeton Graduate School

Washington -- Yet another Indian-American has been named to a top academic job with the appointment of Sanjeev Kulkarni as the next dean of the prestigious Princeton University Graduate School.

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02/21/14
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India-born Satya Nadella named Microsoft CEO

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Washington, Feb 4 -- The search is finally over. Software giant Microsoft has named Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella as its new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer, making him perhaps the most powerful Indian-born tech executive in the world.

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02/04/14
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Obama nominates Indian-American Shamina Singh to Corporation for National and Community Service

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Washington -- US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American businesswoman Shamina Singh to the board of directors of a federal agency charged with strengthening communities and fostering civic engagement through service and volunteering.

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01/19/14
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Baylor names Dr. Meera Chandrasekhar as recipient of $250,000 National Teaching Cherry Award

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WACO, Texas - Baylor University has named Meera Chandrasekhar, Ph.D., professor of physics and astronomy and Curator's Teaching Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri, as the 2014 recipient of the Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The Cherry Award is the only national teaching award - with the single largest monetary reward of $250,000 - presented by a college or university to an individual for exceptional teaching.

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01/19/14
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Obama’s Indian American ex-aide Anish Goel joins think tank New America

Washington, Jan 19 -- Anish Goel, a former key Indian-American aide of President Barack Obama, has joined Washington think tank New America's National Security Programme as a Senior South Asia Fellow.

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01/19/14
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Bihar-born British educator Asha Khemka named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

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London -- Asha Khemka, an India-born educationist in Britain, has been named for the highest British civilian award for women for her services to education.

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01/07/14
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Obama appoints Indian American Gargee Ghosh to President’s Global Development Council

Washington -- US President Barack Obama has appointed yet another Indian American, Gargee Ghosh, to a key administration post as member of his Global Development Council.
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11/29/13
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Engineering Researcher Ajay Agrawal Named UA’s Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Dr. Ajay K. Agrawal, professor and Robert F. Barfield Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2013 Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award Nov. 15 at the UA President’s Mansion.

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11/20/13
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