June 12, 2006
Dynes lauds UCSC's Ray FASC archives at
By Scott Rappaport
UC President Robert Dynes lauded UCSC's Satyajit Ray Film and
Study Collection (Ray FASC) at a recent U.S.-India Summit on
Education, Research and Technology that took place at the UC
San Diego campus. The event was designed to celebrate the long-standing
partnership between the University of California and the academia,
industry, and government of India. Ray FASC is directed by UCSC
associate professor of history Dilip Basu.
Dilip Basu has established a world-class
archive and study center on renowned Indian film director Satyajit Ray at UCSC.
Dilip made history himself in 1992 when he was sent to
India by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to
present a Lifetime Achievement Oscar to his ailing mentor, director
Ray, Dynes noted. Since that time, Dilip has devoted
himself to preserving the legacy of that great Indian filmmaker
he has helped establish this world-class archive.
Dynes also acknowledged UCSC's Indian classical music endowments
in his address, concluding: the arts and humanities are,
and will remain, a key part of the UC-India collaborative portfolio.
text of Dynes address