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Get New Parking Decal

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

New Parking Decal

FSU

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

I went to FSU Card Center and exchanged my old Faculty/Staff Parking Decal for a new one. Today was the second day they were doing the exchange but today’s location was closest to my work.

The process was quick and I spent probably few minutes. I took the old one off of my car and gave it to them. They gave a new one which I quickly put it on my car’s driver side lower left front glass.

ACA 2014

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Attend ACA 2014 Meeting in ABQ

May 2014

Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

ACA2014-Banner

I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association’s at Albuquerque Convention Center at Albuquerque, NM between May 24 and 28, 2014. I participated in one Joint Workshop on Neutron and X-Ray Data Processing.

I was also one of the judges for the Taylor & Francis Biomolecular Crystallography Poster Prize. We judged several posters on Monday, May 26, 2014 evening between 5:30 and 7;30 PM during the M-Poster session. We awarded one poster as the prize winner.

Attend FSU BCS Championship Celebration

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

FSU BCS Championship Celebration

Dock Campbell Stadium

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014, 12:00 Noon

After VtS and I finishing our Hindi class, we headed over to FSU. VtS had some important course work to do so he went to the science library. I parked my car in the parking lot in front of IMB and walked to the Dock Campbell Stadium where the FSU 2013 BCS Championship Celebrations were underway.

I walked in with my camera (it was open and free admission to everyone). The day was perfect with very little clouds and in the temperature was in the 60s. Soon after I arrived the football team entered the stadium and sat on one side of the podium. The announcer than invited the President of the University, the Athletic Director, the quarter back, and couple of other football players to speak about their experience. During the gaps there were highlights from the season and the final Rosebowl game projected on the big screens. The Head Coach also spoke.

I left around 1 PM with a free poster.

ISA Global Cafe

Friday, October 18th, 2013

VtS Volunteers at ISA Global Café

Friday, October 18, 2013

CGE, 110 South Woodward Avenue

Tallahassee, FL 32306

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VtS volunteered for Global Café for FSU ISA (Indian Students Association of Florida State University). They served both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food at The Globe. The Global Café is once a month fundraiser for various Student Government Organization members like, ISA, AASU, and FSU-JSA.

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VtS Interview as Freshmen

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

VtS Interview as Freshmen

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tallahassee, FL

http://cdn.thinkcreative.com/previews/UOemvbo5-vxqzr7dM

Today FSU news featured Vivek’s interview as part of the freshmen class of 2017. He spoke about the school, the faculty, and his goals for his undergraduate studies.

VtS Featured in FSU Website

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

VtS Featured in FSU Website

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tallahassee, FL 32306

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VtS was featured in the Florida State University’s website as one of the new incoming freshmen.

2013 Utsav Hindi Comedy Drama

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

2013 Utsav Hindi Comedy Drama

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Godby High School Auditorium

The India Association of Tallahassee (IATLH | www.iatlh.org) celebrated the 67th Indian Independence Day and  Utsav 2013 at the Jeff Bradford Auditorium at the Godby High School Auditorium in Tallahassee, FL, USA. The program began with unfurling of the Indian national flag followed by singing of Indian national anthem and American national anthem.
It was followed by speech contest where nine members spoke on pre-selected topics for three minutes. Following the speech contest, Utsav 2013, non-filmy cultural program began and featured group dances, group songs, and musical instrumental pieces.
Photos from the program: http://goo.gl/SsVVKA
Immediately following intermission, we staged our Hindi comedy drama. The cast members were members of Learn Hindi group and mostly non-native Hindi speakers. I had obtained a copy of a Hindi skit from the Internet and modified it and the Hindi teacher added more lines and parts for people. The skit called Rangeen School was staged and all performed well and the audience liked it. Then there were few more programs, speech contest winner announcement and the quiz.

VTS Volunteers

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

VTS Volunteers

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

H Li lab

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VTS started to volunteer service at H Li lab in IMB. He has already completed the required hazardous waste awareness and chemical lab safety training last week. He also completed the volunteer paper work and submitted to office manager.

He will primarily watch and learn from the lab people.

Lincoln Leon Football Game

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Lincoln Leon Football Game

Gene Cox Stadium

441 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL 32301

In the evening after Bhanu came from work, we all three headed to Gene Cox Stadium at the North Florida Fairgrounds to attend the Lincoln and Leon high schools season football game. Our friends at the Tally TKD had informed us about the football game lastnight after VTS’s black belt award ceremony and we arrived at the stadium little past 7 PM. We paid the ticket amount of $6/person. We met our friends and took our seats on the Lincoln side of the stadium around 35 yard line.

Due to some power problems the stadium lights didn’t come on until around 7:30 PM (after the Lincoln Band started to play) and the game went well. The quarters were 12 minutes long and by the end of the second quarter the Lincoln Trojans had scored impressive five touchdowns and extra points to a score of 35 to the Leon score of 3.

We then watched the Leon high school band play. They have been invited to play in London 2013. With full lights on the Leon band perfromed many nice routines. The Leon football game came from the half and scored a touchdown and made Lincoln fumble the ball once.

Since Bhanu had work early and VTS and I had to attend Saturday morning physics we all left with score of 35-10 in the middle of thrid quarter. In all it was a fun.

Tamil Lessons (Vowels and Consonants)

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Tamil Lessons   தமிழ் பாட ங்கள்

Tamil Vowels and Consonants Lessons

Tallahassee, FL 32317

May 24, 2012

I have spent few hours and made some simple Tamil Lessons on vowels and consonants and added them to my Tamil website: tamil.somasundaram.us/tamil_lessons.html and  to tlh-tamilsangam.somasundaram.us

The lessons cover Tamil vowels and consonants and are meant to be simple tools for parents of Tamil loving people whose children are born in places where Tamil is not routinely taught. The lessons are both in English and Tamil. The parents or those interested in learning Tamil language can use them to teach others or learn Tamil themselves. I will continue to add more lessons whenever I find time to do. Please contact me if you find it useful.

In  Tamil Lessons 01 and o2 we will learn the vowels.   In  Tamil Lessons 03 and o4 we will learn the consonants.  I will introduced all thirteen (13) of the vowels and eighteen (18) consonants in the lessons with columns for the Tamil vowel letter, its English pronunciation, the Tamil word, the same word transliterated in English, word equivalent in English, and a picture of the word. My intention is to make it easier for parents of Tamil loving people to give a resource to teach Tamil to their children. If you find this useful, please contact me at: mail@somasundaram.us. I will continue to add more lessons when I have time. Please let me know its usefulness and give your suggestions. Please feel free to use it, but contact and let me know that you are using it. I want to know whether my efforts have an impact. Thanks.

இந்த முதல் பாடத்தில் தமிழ் உயிரெழுத்துக்களை படிக்கலாம். தமிழ் உயிரெழுத்துக்கள் பதிமுன்று (13). அவையனைத்தையும் இந்த பக்கம் தொடங்கி இன்னும் இரண்டு பக்கங்களில் பார்க்கலாம். உயிரெழுத்து, அதன் ஆங்கில உச்சரிப்பு, தமிழ் வார்த்தை, வார்த்தையின் ஆங்கில உச்சரிப்பு, ஆங்கில மொழிபெயர்ப்பு, வார்த்தையின் படம். இந்த பாடங்கள் உதவியாக இருந்தால் தயவு செய்து என்னை தொடர்பு கொள்ளவும்.