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Observing Chinese Starbucks patrons reveals what their ancestors farmed, study finds

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:06
A new study analyzing behavior patterns of people across China suggests that the traditional interdependent rice-farming culture of southern China has resulted in today's residents—even city dwellers far removed from farming—being more interdependent and less controlling over their environment compared to their countrymen who hail from the more independent wheat-farming culture of northern China. The University of Chicago Booth School of Business study was conducted by Thomas Talhelm,...

China’s ‘war against pollution’ shows promising results, study finds

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:30
As China marks its four-year anniversary of declaring “war against pollution,” a new analysis using data from more than 200 government monitors throughout the country finds air pollution has decreased across the board in China’s most populated areas. Cities on average have cut concentrations of fine particulates—widely considered the deadliest form of air pollution—by 32 percent in just four years. “The data is in—China is winning its war against pollution,” said Michael Greenstone, the Milton...

China’s ‘war against pollution’ shows promising results, study finds

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 10:30
As China marks its four-year anniversary of declaring “war against pollution,” a new analysis using data from more than 200 government monitors throughout the country finds air pollution has decreased across the board in China’s most populated areas. Cities on average have cut concentrations of fine particulates—widely considered the deadliest form of air pollution—by 32 percent in just four years. “The data is in—China is winning its war against pollution,” said Michael Greenstone, the Milton...

Fourth-year earns scholarship to pursue medical degree, global leadership program

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:00
Ade Ayoola, a fourth-year student in the College, has been selected as one of 49 inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. Ayoola will receive full funding to pursue a medical degree from the Stanford School of Medicine while participating in the scholarship’s global leadership program. The new scholarship program aims to provide a new generation of global leaders with the skills to develop solutions to the world’s most complicated challenges. The cohort of scholars was...

Fourth-year earns scholarship to pursue medical degree, global leadership program

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:00
Ade Ayoola, a fourth-year student in the College, has been selected as one of 49 inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholars at Stanford University. Ayoola will receive full funding to pursue a medical degree from the Stanford School of Medicine while participating in the scholarship’s global leadership program. The new scholarship program aims to provide a new generation of global leaders with the skills to develop solutions to the world’s most complicated challenges. The cohort of scholars was...

Neubauer Collegium faculty projects explore themes across academic fields

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:50
Digital censorship, democracy in India and ancient curses are just some of the topics that UChicago faculty will explore as part of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society’s 2018-19 cycle of collaborative research projects, announced today. This year’s projects, as in previous years, include collaborations with scholars and practitioners from other institutions in the United States and abroad. In its first six years, the Neubauer Collegium will have supported 80 projects led by 143...

Neubauer Collegium faculty projects explore themes across academic fields

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:50
Digital censorship, democracy in India and ancient curses are just some of the topics that UChicago faculty will explore as part of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society’s 2018-19 cycle of collaborative research projects, announced today. This year’s projects, as in previous years, include collaborations with scholars and practitioners from other institutions in the United States and abroad. In its first six years, the Neubauer Collegium will have supported 80 projects led by 143...