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U-M India Impact

Engineering Alum Promotes Childhood Health Education through Digital Vaccines

Featured by Carnegie Mellon University as one of the top technological breakthroughs of 2018, Sri Prakash describes the Digital Vaccine as “a clinically-proven neurocognitive training and neuromodulation platform to reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases."

Tags: International Institute; Center for South Asian Studies; India Impact

Ross Alum Named ‘40 under 40’ Business Leader of 2019

She was one of just seven women on the list, which honors 40 of India’s brightest corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and owner-professionals under the age of forty.

Tags: Center for South Asian Studies; India Impact

India Impact is first and foremost about connection: connecting people across the world with a shared commitment to, and interest in, the multiple ways India and the University of Michigan are making an impact in the world together. Here we will highlight some of the people, ideas, and research that make the multiple, ongoing connections between U-M and India what they are: strong, innovative, and oriented towards real-world problems.

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Welcome to India-Impact podcast, presented by the University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies. Each episode we will bring you stories that explore the latest research on technology and medical science, new business models, initiatives on social issues, and of course – arts, culture, and sports.

Meet Sumita Chakraborty, Zell Visiting Professor in Poetry

Among the writers with South Asian heritage who have recently served as Visiting Professors in U-M's Helen Zell Writer's Program are poet Tarfia Faizullah and fiction writer Akil Kumarasamy. The program’s most recent faculty hire is Indian-American poet Sumita Chakraborty. CSAS sat down with Professor Chakraborty a few weeks ago to talk poetry, academia, and first impressions of Ann Arbor.

IISER Students Talk Research

Every year, the University of Michigan hosts students from Indian universities for exchange programs, internships, research positions, and more. One of our most established partnerships in India is the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Pune — IISER, for short. These students live in the campus International House for ten weeks, cooking and eating communally; attending Ann Arbor events like Summerfest and Shakespeare in the Arb on their occasional breaks from research.

The Politics of Water

Water has been around for millions of years, and it's here to stay, but issues concerning equitable distribution of water have been around nearly as long. Researchers like Professor Leela Fernandes at the University of Michigan are helping us to ensure that water remains a resource for all people., and not just those powerful enough to divert it to themselves.

Driverless Cars Reshaping our World

Across the world, more than a million people die every year due to car accidents. How can we make driving safer? At the University of Michigan’s Mcity project, scholars study all facets of the future of transportation and its impact on business and society. In this episode, we’re going to talk to Dr. Anuj Pradhan, who is a scientist at the Human Factors Group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

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