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Why it is difficult to come up with a viable public transport model for all cities: Luis Bettebcourt

In this article by The Economic Times, Professor Luis Bettencourt, director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation at the University of Chicago, says that "Tokyo invented transitoriented development. They were able to develop the land around stops. The government didn’t pay for the infrastructure itself. That’s how cities develop." 
October 6, 2018

Storytelling to address menstrual health problems: Melissa Gilliam

Melissa Gilliam, Professor of Obstetrics and Paediatrics, and Founder, University of Chicago's Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3), spoke with Times of India journalist to discuss an initiative "Kissa Kahani" led by Ci3 that focuses on gender equity and improving health outcomes, particularly among young women and girls living in urban slums.   
August 20, 2018

Hindi taught me concepts of izzat and maryada: Tyler Williams

Professor Tyler Williams, Assistant Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago said, "Hindi taught me concepts of izzat and maryada" in an interview with Times of India. 
August 20, 2018

Don’t blame just fake news: Lisa Wedeen

Professor Lisa Wedeen, Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, gave a talk on uncertainty, fake news, post - truth, and the question of judgment in Syria at the UChicago Center in Delhi. In this article by The Economic Times, she says that "Don’t blame just fake news. The State is also to blame for its implicit nod to mob violence."
July 10, 2018

The song I sang in a film: Dipesh Chakrabarty

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, Faculty Director, UChicago Center in Delhi and Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College, speaks about a song that he has sung in a film in the article by Ananda Bazar Patrika published in Bengali. 
March 25, 2018

The best data on national level is gathered continuously, under the same definition: Stephen Stigler

Professor Stephen Stigler, Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Statistics Department at the University of Chicago talks about the pros and cons of basing policy decisions on statistics for a diverse country like India. Independence of statistical agencies is important to protect the authenticity of data, says Professor Stephen Stigler in this article by Live Mint. 
December 13, 2017

The Importance of Scrap: Theaster Gates

Professor Theaster Gates from the Department of Visual Arts and the College at the University of Chicago gave a talk on art, poetic solutions to problems, and turning derelict places into experimental spaces at the UChicago Center in Delhi. In this article by The Indian Express, he says poetic solution could be a kind of precursor to a bigger solution. 
December 3, 2017

Infosys honours top scientific minds

In its ninth year of Infosys Prize 2017, the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) announced the winners across six fields: Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Life Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences. The winners were shortlisted from over 236 nominations by a scholarly jury panel, comprising scientists and professors. Professor Yamuna Krishnan of the University of Chicago was awarded for her groundbreaking work in the emerging field of DNA architecture in the field of Physical Sciences.
November 16, 2017

When kitchen smoke can kill: Sola Olopade

Dr. Sola Olopade, MD, MPH, FACP, FCCP, Professor of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Chicago, U.S. who has done extensive research on the threat from indoor air pollution in Nigeria says in the article by The Hindu that the adverse effects of indoor air pollution affects women and children more. 
October 23, 2017

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