International student of the year breaks down barriers

Ramesh Kumar Muralimanohar's academic work to break down audio barriers could be a metaphor for his humanitarian work to break down international barriers.

The doctoral student, who is CU-Boulder’s 2013 international student of the year, researches how humans perceive sounds. He also is involved with AID Colorado -- a student group that raises awareness about issues particular to India, but that also resonate in the United States.

“We have similar large-scale issues and whatever happens there affects here and whatever happens here affects there,” said Ramesh. “I think going beyond sharing surface information about our countries and cultures, and making conversations possible, even about touchy subjects, is important.” Full story>>

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