News Archive: 2018

November

Air pollution affects unborn girls more than boys: Amir Jina

As India grapples with high levels of air pollution, especially of particulate matter and noxious gases, latest research indicates that even unborn babies are not spared its ill effects | India Climate dialogue |
November 16, 2018

October

Bad-air fight can’t be Nov-Feb exercise: Sola Olopade

In this article by The Times of India, Dr. Sola Olopade, Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, says that "Concrete steps, rather than reactions, and awareness among people are needed to tackle the pollution menace in Delhi"
October 31, 2018

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

August

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

July

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

March

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