Two UI professors will give lectures this month as part of the "India 50" celebration. Their back-to-back presentations will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in 2240 Digital Computer Lab.
Harold Kauffman, professor of crop sciences, and Munir Cheryan, professor of food science and human nutrition, will speak on "The Green and White Revolutions of India: Are They Sustainable for the Next 50 Years?"
"The 'green and white revolution' refers to India's stunning achievements in food and milk production," said M.A. Pai, professor of electrical and computer engineering. "While India as a whole may not have lived up to the expectations of its founding fathers, the fact that there has been no famine in India the last 50 years and that the country is self-sufficient in milk and milk products is an admirable feat."
"India 50," sponsored by the UI's Program in South Asian and
Middle Eastern Studies, is a yearlong series of events in recognition of
India's 50th anniversary of independence.