April 3, 2000 Geneva, NY – An evening of Indian classical music will be presented at Hobart and William Smith Colleges by Veena Chandra, professor of Sitar and Hindi language at Skidmore College, accompanied by her son on tabla and her daughter on tamboura. The concert will be held at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in the Geneva Room of the William Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith campus.
The event is sponsored by the New York State Independent College Consortium for Study in India (NYSICCSI), which fields the Semester in India program in which HWS participates. Member colleges of NYSICCSI are Bard, Hartwick, HWS, St. Lawrence, and Skidmore.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are known for their extensive study abroad program. On average 65 percent of HWS students study off-campus during their four years of study, which has ranked HWS among the top 10 colleges and universities in the country sending students abroad. Most HWS students participate in programs developed and run by faculty of the Colleges.
Through the Consortium for Study in India, students travel to Delhi, India's capital; Mussoorie, a town in the Himalayan foothills; and other cities such as Jaipur, Varanasi, Hardwar, Rishikesh, and more. They also earn a full semester's credit and take four course while abroad addressing the topics of Hindi language, historic India, contemporary issues, and complete an independent project.
Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women — private, liberal arts institutions with a combined enrollment of 1,800 — are located in Geneva, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
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