CCHP Podcasts

Hong Kong Impressions
Josh Yiu (SM'08), a University of Chicago grad who now serves as the director of the art museum at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Mark Barnekow (MBA'88), executive director of the University of Chicago's Hong Kong campus, discuss a new exhibition of paintings and photographs of Hong Kong created from the 1940s through the '70s.
September 12, 2020

Navigating through 2020's Business World
Simon Crockett, director of the global career and leadership development team at the University of Chicago Hong Kong, speaks about how his department stays in touch with alumni years after they graduate through the executive coaching program, and how the school is helping their grads navigate a changing business world in 2020.
September 15, 2020 

Sophomores Back on Campus
Katie, LeahMiles and Niser (Class of 2023)—all second-year students at the University of Chicago—talk about how they've dealt with the disruption to their education and maintained budding friendships in the face of the pandemic.
September 25, 2020

Finding the Silver Linings
Kitty Chong talks about how she and her family have coped with quarantine and shares some of the silver linings, like learning to cook mooncakes and how to relax a little.
October 6, 2020

Final Year in College
Bay, Jordan, Keanu and Soham (Class of 2021) - four friends discuss how they are adjusting to being college final year students during the middle of a pandemic.
October 6, 2020

Yuen Campus during the Pandemic
Kitty Chong, senior director, and Intan Chen, director of operations at the UChicago Yuen campus in Hong Kong, discuss the challenges of working during the pandemic and what they've learned from having to adapt.
October 7, 2020

Separated across the World
Intan Chen talks about the craziness that she and her family have experienced over the course of her very eventful first year in Hong Kong. COVID-19 kept the family geographically separated across the world, but they continue to be bonded at heart with technology's help. 
October 8, 2020

Adapting to Changes
Varabott Ho (MBA'12) discusses dealing with the pandemic from Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and his thoughts about the future. 
November 25, 2020

Thoughts from a Sinologist
Edward Shaughnessy, whose work puts him in close contact with colleagues in Wuhan, discusses his experiences in China, how teaching has changed under COVID, and why, if we chose, we can use these challenges to make academia better. 
December 9, 2020

EMBA Female Reunion
Angie Tse, Saranya Sriram
and Sulaxmi Prasad (MBA'20)- Three recent graduates of Booth from the same cohort reconnect and share their thoughts on the challenging first year after graduation and lessons from the global pandemic.
December 14, 2020

To Travel or To Not Travel
Peter Yung, member of class of 2024, recounts his first quarter at UChicago, and how he decided to go ahead and make the arduous journey to Chicago for it. His father Lincoln Yung (MBA'70) shares his perspective observing his son.
December 17, 2020

Lessons and Hopes
Randy Kroszner shares how the pandemic has impacted his work and shares some lessons he hopes we learn from this global disruption. 
December 21, 2020

From Miss to Mrs. During the Pandemic
Iris Choi and Chris Hui, two Hong Kongers who work at the Yuen Campus, look back at their 2020, the year they had their respective weddings against the backdrop of COVID-19.
December 21, 2020

The Doctor Says
Anselmo Chung (MBA'20), a Tokyo-based consultant, public health doctor and partner at a top firm, speaks about work and life with the pandemic in Japan, with his wife and a four-year-old son.
December 28, 2020

Teaching and Researching in the Virtual World
Kathleen Cagney and Linda Waite - two professors discuss how COVID has changed the course of their work, the surprising results of the studies they've conducted during the pandemic, and how they've had to alter their weekly get-togethers.
December 30, 2020

Catching up from South Africa and the Philippines
Booth alums, Cynthia Pongweni and Mark Canizares (MBA'17), talk about challenges and silver linings from their year 2020 in South Africa and the Philippines, respectively, from socially distanced birthday celebrations to formation of close bonds with colleagues through it all.
January 27, 2021

Accelerating Tech Innovations and Family Relations
University of Chicago alum Norman Yung (AB'93) talks about his experience of the past year, how his work in clinical trials and education put him at a unique nexus during COVID-19 and more.
March 26, 2021

Engineering Scientifically through COVID
Juan de Pablo discusses the early days of the pandemic, why we should be celebrating the scientific community's response, and what lessons he hopes people will remember from 2020.
April 1, 2021

Drs. Marshall Chin, Elbert Huang, and Monica Peek
Three UChicago doctors and researchers share their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss the reactions of the nation as a whole and of the medical community.
April 10, 2021

Weathering through the Storm 
Linda Chin, herself a UChicago alum, married to a fellow alum, and mother to a senior, talks about staying calm and carrying on in Hong Kong during the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021, and how she wants to fly to Chicago for her first son's graduation this summer.
April 13, 2021

A Global Adjustment
Katie Hrinyak, UChicago's Assistant Vice President of Global Initiatives and Strategy, talks about how a global job changes during a pandemic, how her life in Chicago changed, what she's looking forward to on the other side and more.
April 26, 2021

No Longer Far Away
Haresh Sapra, the Charles T. Horngren Professor of Accounting from the Chicago Booth School of Business, shares his experience living and teaching through COVID-19. He recalls the moment he realizes the pandemic is no longer far away, the adjustments that need to be made to keep his teachings effective, perfecting the balance between work and family, and his thoughts on the post-pandemic world. 
May 25, 2021

Moving into a New Role
Ken Pomeranz, the newly-appointed Faculty Director at the Yuen Campus, discusses the personal and professional challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, how the American response to COVID has been perceived in China, and his aspirations for the future of the university’s presence in Hong Kong
October 7, 2021

The Game Changer
Ashlyn Sparrow, the assistant director of Weston Game Lab at UChicago, talks about her pandemic pup, the joy of watching the Weston Game Lab come back to life, and how games can really make a difference.
October 13, 2021

Multiple Roles in the Pandemic
Jenna Gibson, a fourth-year Political Science PhD student, talks about the frighting first days of the pandemic, tells us about her research, and describes the experience of attending online concerts.
October 13, 2021


21-Day Quarantine in Hong Kong
The executive director of the Yuen Campus, Mark Barnekow, speaks on his first overseas trip since the beginning of the pandemic and the not-so-simple return to Hong Kong that included a 21-day quarantine.
November 21, 2021


Online Teaching in the Pandemic
Professor of Surgery, Vice-Chair of Global Surgery at UChicago Medicine, and the faculty director of UChicago Beijing Center, J. Michael Millis, talks about the challenges of teaching a hands-on discipline like surgery during the COVID pandemic, how his teaching has adapted, and what it might mean for the future.
November 27, 2021