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The city is not a massive machine: Luis Bettencourt

Luis Bettencourt, Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation at the University of Chicago, speaks about how transit-oriented development can create sustainable megacities. 
September 19, 2017

Some simple, inexpensive steps will get you cleaner air: Thomas Talhelm

Thomas Talhelm, assistant professor of behavioural science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, talks about ways of coping with Air Pollution. 
August 24, 2017

Prevention is the most cost efficient and easiest way to tackle oral cancer: Nishant Agrawal

Nishant Agrawal, chief of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and director of head and neck surgical oncology, University of Chicago, talks about ways to tackle to oral cancer in an article by The Week. 
August 21, 2017

Tamil Has Always Been An International Language: Whitney Cox

Whitney Cox, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at UChicago, talks about his study of the Tamil language and culture in an interview with The Times of India. 
August 2, 2017

Sensor network to map and predict pollution, effluents in Godavari: Anup Malani

Professor Anup Malani from the University of Chicago Law School is working on a sensor network to map and predict pollution, effluents in Godavari. The project started eight months ago and has so far identified two "hubspots" of pollution. Through cloud-based data collection and real-time mapping, the University of Chicago research team intend to demonstrate importance and value of detecting pollutants that enter the river in the form of human waste, organic materials and chemical contaminants. 
July 12, 2017

We could discover new bird species in the Eastern Himalayas: Trevor Price

Trevor Price, a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at UChicago, has been studying birds in India since 1972. Currently working with the Wildlife Institute of India as a Fullbright Scholar, Professor Price discussed Himalayan avifauna with Rajat Ghai of Down to Earth fortnightly. 
May 12, 2017

Collaboration with the Government of Odisha on Research, Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building

The Odisha Government on Monday signed a statement of interest (SOI) with University of Chicago and its charitable trust in India to collaborate in fields of research, knowledge and capacity building. This collaboration will help in setting up a virtual academy in the state, research for improving energy efficiency and pollution control, health and sanitation sectors and also assist in capacity building of personnel and institutes.
April 4, 2017

High levels of particulate matter making lives shorter: Michael Greenstone

Michael Greenstone, is the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics and Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Greenstone, who also served as chief economist in President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is currently working with the central and state governments to help industries curb air pollution using continuous emission monitoring. In an interview, Greenstone spoke about air pollution, climate change and President Donald Trump.
March 2, 2017

Challenges of Digitizing History (An open book): James Nye

Tenured at the University of Chicago, James Nye is the bibliographer for Southern Asia at the university and the Director of the Digital South Asia Library (DSAL), a programme of the University of Chicago Library. His engagement with this region dates back to his student days and he has been involved in several archival projects, including the microfilming of thousands of publications listed in the National Bibliography Of Indian Literature.
August 5, 2016

India is a bright spot, should make labour market more flexible: Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen

Monetary policy alone cannot be expected to cure economic ailments, said University of Chicago economics professor Lars Peter Hansen, one of the three recipients of the Nobel Prize in 2013, and an expert on linkages between financial markets and the broader macroeconomy. In an interview with Nishanth Vasudevan, Hansen, who was in Mumbai on Monday for an ISB event, said there is some evidence of India being a bright spot globally.
July 27, 2016