In Dakar, Senegal, people can’t just flush their poop away; most people rely on septic tanks that must be emptied. A giant vacuum truck—called a “toilet sucker”—can come to your house, remove the waste and take the sewage to a treatment center. Molly Lipscomb is an Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Batten. This project was done in collaboration with a team of other researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and with Innovations for Poverty Action.
The 4th annual India Innovation Forum was held on 21-22 July this year in Bengaluru. The India Innovation Forum (IIF) is a platform to engage in dialogue on innovation and aims to bring together individuals who are at the forefront of innovation across industries. The forum was attended by thought leaders from the education, technology, finance and manufacturing sectors to discuss and collaborate on innovation within and between sectors.
University at Large
Each year, class trustees at the University of Virginia develop a list of potential keynote speakers for Valedictory Exercises. The 2017-18 academic year demanded something different. As the NFL preseason begins, take an in-depth look at two-time Super Bowl champion Chris Long’s career off the field, where he is making an even bigger difference than he does on the gridiron.