News Archive: 2015


Government wants ideas to clean up city air: Michael Greenstone

Professor Michael Greenstone, The Milton Friedman Professor in Economics, the College, and the Harris School; Director of the Becker Friedman Institute; Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC); and Director of Urban Labs' Energy and Environment Lab, talks about the Urban Labs Innovation Challenge that will award the best ideas to improve the quality of environment. Professor Greenstone, director of Energy Policy Institute and Urban Labs' Energy and Environment Lab, spoke to TOI about the city's pollution problem and the objectives of the programme. 
December 1, 2015


UChicago Art Historian Anna Seastrand on “A journey through murals in South India”

It was while travelling through Madurai in 2001 that Anna Lise Seastrand's affair with India began. Four years later, when she saw the 16th century murals at the Tiruppudaimarudur temple in Thanjavur, she embarked on a study to trace the historical backdrop of these works.
March 16, 2015

We are working on live transmission of a paediatric robotic course from Chicago to Delhi

Academic exchange and collaborations in research particularly in medical science and health form the cornerstone of new breakthroughs. The University of Chicago (UChicago), which set up its center in India last year, has been collaborating with Indian healthcare institutions since. Dr Mohan Gundeti, Associate Professor Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics/ Gynaecology and Director, Pediatric Urology at the UChicago hospitals (Medical) explains more in an interview with Shalini Gupta
March 11, 2015


High Air Pollution Cuts Most Indian Lives By 3 Years

"India's focus is necessarily on growth. However, for too long, the conventional definition of growth has ignored the health consequences of air pollution," said Michael Greenstone, an author of the study and Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) and the Energy & Environment Lab at the University of Chicago Urban Labs.
February 21, 2015


Kathleen D. Morrison, Professor of Anthropology on “Conservation in Context”

This book on World Heritage sites in India has two objectives: one, to highlight the archaeological context and cultural landscapes relating to monuments inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list; and second, to draw attention to urban pressures that impact the conservation and preservation of many of these sites and the need for comprehensive management strategies to ensure their continued survival.

In this book, UChicago Anthropologist, Kathleen D. Morrison, deals with Vijaynagara Metropolitan Region.
January 12, 2015

If you are going to be an entrepreneur, failure is part of the equation: Dean Sunil Kumar

Entrepreneurial activity has thrived in places where the volume of activity reached a critical scale, like in Silicon Valley. India too needs many more entrepreneurs, says Sunil Kumar , Dean at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
January 9, 2015