A research project led by Prof. Maanasa Raghavan and Dr. Constanza de la Fuente examines the problematics of genomics and identity in Chile. While acknowledging that increased access to genomic technologies and improvements to sampling diversity have led to progress in the field, the team notes that research of Indigenous peoples has often been done on rather than with or for them. They emphasize the need for research practices in academia to empower Indigenous communities in research settings, rather than relying on the goodwill of the researchers or expecting academic institutions to make amends.
The University of Chicago-CNRS International Research Center for Fundamental Scientific Discovery (IRC Discovery) recently awarded seven PhD Joint Program grants to its sixth cohort of awardees, focusing on topics ranging from quantum technologies and miniaturized solid-state batteries to epistemic vigilance in online communication.
The UChicago Global team played a pivotal role in extending the reach of Professor Jagoda’s work by expanding his itinerary from a single academic engagement in Shenzhen to a set of public appearances and media opportunities in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shenzhen.
The University of Chicago, Seoul National University, and the University of Tokyo have agreed to promote a global partnership on academic exchange and research in the field of quantum science and technology.
The University of Chicago announced this week the formation of the first U.S.-based node of the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique and Moléculaire (European Centre for Atomic and Molecular Computation, or CECAM), which will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and collaborations in frontier areas of computational science and technology.
The IRC Discovery hosted visitors from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation on September 27 for a discussion about opportunities for engagement with European research funding mechanisms and mobility programs.
Under siege, the Kyiv School of Economics has managed to expand, track Russia’s war debt, and build bomb shelters for schoolchildren. Two University of Chicago professors witnessed that resilience while teaching there this year.
A five-year Memorandum of Understanding with Pritzker Molecular Engineering and the MEET Battery Research Center at the University of Münster will expand collaboration around next-generation battery research.