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Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. However, their exhaustive, 14-month study of each candidate’s Twitter followers offers some tantalizing clues as to why the race turned out the way it did: the more Donald Trump tweeted, the faster his following grew, even after he sparked controversies; and more of Hillary Clinton’s “un-followers” were women.

February 20, 2017

Science & Technology

Upstate New York I-Corps Node launches online innovation resource

The new website allows researchers to combine their technical knowledge with an entrepreneurial mindset, with the goal of discovering marketable new technologies.

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February 23, 2017
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Millions of tweets are a gold mine for data mining

Researchers can track the flu, consumer preferences, and movie box office sales, all from the millions of tweets posted every day.

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February 21, 2017
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Online dating brings matches, but it isn’t scientific

Online dating is second only to “meeting through friends” as the most popular form of matchmaking, and Rochester psychologist Harry Reis has been investigating the phenomenon as the stigma has lifted.

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February 12, 2017

Society & Culture

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Literacy expert wants to help children fall in love with reading

This Valentine’s Day, Warner School of Education professor Carol Anne St. George shares tips with parents to help make reading aloud with children an act of love.

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February 13, 2017
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Tis better to give—to your spouse

A new study has found that partners felt an emotional benefit when they put aside their own needs for the sake of their spouse, even if their acts of compassion were not explicitly noticed by their spouse.

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February 13, 2017
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Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

“People think about the sexes as distinct categories,” says Rochester psychology professor Harry Reis, But when something goes wrong between partners, emphasizing inherent differences between the sexes can be harmful.

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February 11, 2017

The Arts

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‘Women’s Voices’ marks 100 years of women’s suffrage

As part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York state, the Eastman School of Music and Susan B. Anthony Center are collaborating on a concert featuring the premieres of commissioned works by women composers.

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February 16, 2017
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Conference explores genius of Franz Liszt

In the 19th century, Franz Liszt was a “rock star” who drove female audience members into a frenzy of “Lisztomania.” This March, the Eastman School of Music hosts international symposium of the the world’s most prominent Liszt scholars,

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February 15, 2017
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Valentines, Schmalentines! Stories of love, for 10 cents or a postcard

Stories of love written by biochemistry graduate student Karl Smith—whose hobby is writing stories for strangers on his 90-year-old Underwood typewriter and charging 10 cents per story—are paired with vintage Valentines from the libraries collections.

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February 13, 2017

Photo of the Week

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History comes to light

February 17, 2017

Haytham Abdelhakim ’20 and Ashley Tenesaca ’20 stop to look at a panel signed by University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff in 1994 when it accompanied the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt that had been displayed in Goergen Athletic Center. The panel had been saved by Linda Dudman, the associate director of health promotion at the University Health Service; Dudman has donated the panel to River Campus Libraries, where it is now on display.

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Student Life

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UR HEAL wins Community Engagement Challenge

The student organization provides health care services to low-income members of the greater Rochester community, and is the inaugural winner of this challenge grant.

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February 21, 2017
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Hackathon student makes a difference with data for native Tunisia

Anis Kallel ’17 is already working to improve the education system in his home country.

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February 16, 2017
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Three presidents

Caryl English ’18, Delvin Moody ’18, and Charlisa Goodlet ’17 have followed different paths that have led them to leadership roles, each serving as the president of student organizations focused on issues of race, black culture, activism, and advocacy.

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February 16, 2017

Voices & Opinion

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Nurturing a love for reading

In an op-ed for Fox News, Carol Anne St. George, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School of Education, shares the “compelling reasons for reading aloud to children” as well as tips to make the read-aloud experience enjoyable.

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February 21, 2017
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Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

For the last 160 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening. In an essay shared on Newsweek, professor John Tarduno explains archaeomagnetism research, in which geophysicists team up with archaeologists to study the effects of these changes.

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February 8, 2017

Kocherlakota talks FOMC and wage inflation

On Bloomberg News, Narayana Kocherlakota discusses the Federal Reserve’s most recent decision to leave interest rates unchanged, slack in the labor market, and why he thinks Federal Open Market Committee meetings need reviving.

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February 1, 2017

University News

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Albert Simon, leading thermonuclear theoretician, remembered as generous mentor

His seminal contributions to the field helped attract graduate students to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics. He died February 5, 2017, at age 92.

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February 20, 2017
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Mavrinac reappointed to five-year deanship

Mavrinac is a recognized leader in the creation of inspiring learning spaces and the development of digital services. In her first five years here, she has led two major space renovations in Rush Rhees Library—the creation of Evans Lam Square, and the forthcoming iZone.

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February 17, 2017
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Diversity Engagement Survey report now available

Results from the first University-wide Diversity Engagement Survey (DES) will serve as a baseline to inform the work of the Presidential Diversity Council, which was established by President Seligman in November 2016.

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February 11, 2017