Upcoming Events

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Graduate Information Hours

Through December 31, 2019
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jan. 2

Meet with us at the UChicago Delhi Center during the Graduate Information Hours, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday, to learn more about our graduate programs and the application process. You can book an appointment here.

If you are unable to visit us at the Delhi Center, please leave your query regarding our graduate programs and the application process here.


Slums Project Internal Book Writing Workshop

Time TBA
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jun. 24

The project on "Quality of Life in India's Slums" led by Professor Anup Malani and Professor Adam Chilton from the University of Chicago Law School in collaboration with Anita Patil-Deshmukh, the Executive Director of the Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research (“PUKAR”), an NGO based out of Mumbai have been conducting an ongoing research project since early 2017. The goal of this project is to understand several major questions about slums: why they emerge, how they are governed, what life is like in them, and how they can be improved. Currently, a team of researchers working in six cities across India have collected detailed qualitative data for a sample of 21 slums. Following the project's review conference on December 6-7, 2018, the researchers will conduct an internal writing workshop on the first major deliverable - a book summarising the research findings to date. The workshop will comprise of brainstorming sessions, field visits, and data analysis methods.
 


Heterogeneity and Cancer

11:00 am
Bose Intitute, Kolkata

Jun.
27

Cancer is the second leading cause of death but, unlike heart disease, it has been a difficult disease to effectively understand or treat. The reason relates to the complexity and heterogeneity of the disease. Most tumors have complicated origins and are driven by rare mutations. Furthermore, different tissues have distinct cancers, individual tissues have multiple cancer subtypes, and tumors are composed of cells that are both genetically and phenotypically diverse. Thus, every tumor is unique and dynamic. The cause of lethality in most solid tumors such as breast cancer is the metastatic dissemination of tumor cells throughout the body. Metastasis is characterized by many distinct properties that are driven by changing stresses in the tumor microenvironment.


The paleogenomics revolution and our molecular past

4:00–5:30 pm
P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University

Jul.
2

Paleogenomics (or, DNA sequences from ancient specimen) has, over the past few years, provided valuable and direct insights into the prehistory of our species by shedding light on past populations, migrations, as well as disease evolution. Such studies are valuable in their contribution to several fields including population genetics, medical genetics, and anthropology and archaeology.
 
 


ECHO Orientation & Immersion Session

Through July 5, 2019
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jul. 4

In large-scale social programs, the burden of policy execution falls on the “first-mile workers”, who are usually community members with limited experience. The scarcity of the experts (individual or from organizations), as well as of other resources, make frequent trainer-trainee interactions prohibitive. Post-training handholding or mentoring support for trainees leaves a substantial gap to instil confidence among the trainees. A major focus of our organization has been to explore means of plugging the post-training mentoring gap. An initiative by ECHO India, where this trainer-trainee gap has been successfully bridged through a process of guided mentoring, caught our interest.
 


2019 Summer Institute in Law and Economics: Regulation of Consumer Markets

Through July 19, 2019
The University of Chicago Law School, Chicago

Begins
Jul. 8

The eighth annual Summer Institute Program is designed for international faculty, with courses to help you integrate law and economics into teaching and research.


An integrative platform for research on reconstruction of the past in India

Through July 11, 2019
International Institute of Archaeology and Allied Science (IIAAS) in Ranbirpur, Thiksay, Leh-Ladakh

Begins
Jul. 9

This workshop aims to serve as a multi-disciplinary platform to brainstorm ways in which social scientists and biologists can work together effectively to add new dimensions to the reconstruction of the human past in India. Integrative studies are being conducted in other parts of the world that have shed key insights into the evolution of humans and their environment (flora/fauna). India currently lacks such a concerted effort to actively bring together researchers from complementary fields such as archaeology, anthropology, and the biological sciences, in addition to governmental agencies that regulate sample access, to discuss sustainable and collaborative ways of ensuring a more holistic interpretation of our species’ past in this region. The workshop will serve as an ideal platform for researchers from these fields to get together under one roof, debate and discuss outstanding questions in the social sciences and population genetics that can gain from the application of novel scientific tools, and come away with tangible ideas and networks to initiate exciting collaborative projects.


Ten years ago, two Indian states ranked 72nd out of 73 countries in the 2009-10 PISA large scale assessment, coming out ahead only of Kyrgyzstan. Since then, much has changed in the discourse of data and assessments in education. Now, after a decade, policy conversations have shifted focus to a consensus on the importance of "learning outcomes." 
 


The 2nd Annual Global Health Executive Training

Through September 20, 2019
​Center for Care and Discovery at UChicago Medicine, Chicago

Begins
Sep. 16

UChicago Medicine's Global Health Executive Training program is an annual signature program designed to share our expertise in hospital management and operations with healthcare executives from around the world. This year’s training program spotlights best practices of hospital management at the University of Chicago’s world-class academic medical center. During this five day training, our experienced executives will lead engaging lectures and small group discussions. Outside the classroom, trainees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions such as Gemba learning and behind the scenes tours. In the evening, attendees will join peers and UChicago Medicine leadership in a variety of networking events


Global Technology in Local Contexts: Lithography in Asia

Through March 17, 2020
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Mar. 16

The year 2022 will mark the bicentenary of the arrival of lithography in India, a watershed moment in the history of printing in South Asia that has been described as more significant than the advent of movable type in 1556. An inexpensive, easily accessible printing technology, lithography enjoyed extraordinary success in India; it has been associated with the “democratization of print” in South Asia and rise of commercial printing and journalism in Indian languages. Within India’s multilingual/multiscript cultural landscape, lithography was a versatile mass production medium, while also providing a link with manuscript traditions in its ability to replicate fine calligraphy. Across the Islamic world, Muslim communities embraced it for both religious and secular printing.