The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has appointed economics scholar Sendhil Mullainathan to a professorship, the university announced in a May 20 press release.
Vijay Kumar, the Nemirovsky Family Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, was elected in the math and physical sciences category.
Renowned theoretical physicist EC George Sudarshan, a professor at University of Texas who was among the nominees for the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2005 along with Roy Jay Glauber, the scientist with whom he made the “Sudarshan-Glauber representation”, died at the age of 86 in Texas, May 12.
A former U.S. attorney, a state attorney general, a Hollywood film director and a Pulitzer prize-winning author – all of them Indian-Americans – are among half-a-dozen commencement speakers to deliver inspiration to the Class of 2018 at campuses throughout the U.S.
Rutgers University has announced that the student found dead on the Busch campus in Piscataway, New Jersey, has been identified as Akash Taneja, a graduate student in medicinal chemistry. Taneja’s body was found on the morning of May 4.
Three Indian-Americans are among 31 winners of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowships totaling $6.2 million to support research in the humanities and social sciences.
Several Indian-Americans are among 161 high school seniors named this year’s Presidential Scholars, recognized for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.
It’s a bitter-sweet victory for the Chicago-based Dr. Rahul Julka and Komal Julka, whose sons were accused of allegedly cheating during a regional National Geography Bee competition in 2016.
While antibiotics have remained the most important medicine since their discovery in the form of penicillinin 1928 for treating bacterial infections, many of the bacteria which cause these infections are becoming resistant. It is believed the rampant use of antibiotics is hastening the bacterias’ resistance to chemical agents.
A brass bust of B.R. Ambedkar, chief architect of the Indian Constitution, will be unveiled May 5 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, coinciding with aninternational conference, “Caste and Race Reconfiguring Solidarities: Unfinished Legacy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.”
Watching “Jeopardy!” as a kid growing up in Gainesville, Georgia, Dhruv Gaur always imagined himself on the show. “I always thought I had a shot at this,” he said. Last week, the Brown University freshman finally realized his dream: he won the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. In the sometimes tense, sometimes humorous final round that aired April 20, Gaur, 19, was crowned the grand prize winner.
Three undergraduates from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business are headed to Paris after winning first place in the L’Oreal Brandstorm Case Competition held at Dream Downtown Hotel in Manhattan.
Director M. Night Shyamalan will address the graduating class of 2018 at Drexel University’s commencement on June 15 and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, according to the university newspaper, Drexel Now. The campus-wide ceremony will be held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
In announcing the award to Parag Pathak, the American Economic Association said his work has led to “significant improvement in the assignment of students to public schools” while he has also conducted “convincing analyses of different policies designed to improve secondary education.”
Indian-American teenager, Dhruv Gaur, has won the $100,000 Jeopardy college quiz championship. The first-year student at Ivy League Brown University emerged the champion on Friday in the two-day final round of the college edition of America's most popular quiz show televised nation-wide.
A small group of South Asian high school students in Iowa has picked up where the White House left off: The teens have launched a movement to continue the long-standing tradition of the American Iftar Dinner as an interfaith gathering that promotes unity and tolerance and celebrates America’s rich diversity.
With the support of a Ford Foundation fellowship, a University of Kansas professor plans to conduct a national survey of incarcerated youths of color to trace how “intersecting oppressions” may have contributed to their criminalization.
Yale University students will get a chance to step into the role of portfolio managers for a new student-run investment fund on campus. Economics professor Shyam Sunder will teach a security analysis course as a two-semester sequence with Professor Matthew Spiegel, related to the fund.
An assistant professor economics at Harvard University is among this year’s awardees of the Lemann Brazil Research Fund, which supports Brazil-related studies in all areas related to education undertaken with a Brazilian colleague.
A University of California at San Francisco professor and board-certified periodontist has been awarded the William B. Clark Fellowship by the American Association for Dental Research.
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has received a $5 million gift to establish the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute, bearing the name of the chairman of Aptiv PLC and Avantor Performance Materials Inc. and his wife.
LavanyaVemsani, who has taught history and religion at the university for more than a decade, was chosen on April 10 during the academy’s 2018 annual conference. Vemsani will serve in her new post for the next two years.
The Harvard South Asian Association has received the school’s Inclusivity Award, the first of its kind given to a multicultural organization on campus. The honor recognizes the group’s dedication to including all communities throughout the Cambridge, Massachusetts campus, co-president Simi Shah told India Abroad.
For the price of a candy bar, people in developing countries like India can now detect microbial contaminantE. coli in water thanks to a student team from Georgia Techthat has developed inexpensive and simple technology. The effort by the team, known as Oasis, won the $15,000 grand prize in the MIT Water Innovation Prize competition April 11.
A Cincinnati-area mental addiction-treatment specialist and the New Delhi-based head of a foundation that encourages social movements at the grassroots level are among inaugural Obama Foundation fellows who will participate in a two-year, non-residential program designed to inspire civic innovation through leadership.