Susan Hagen

Susan Hagen is press officer for social sciences, and covers psychology, brain and cognitive sciences, economics, history, political science, linguistics, anthropology, and River Campus Libraries.

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Canonization of Pope John Paul II celebrated

Canonization of Pope John Paul II celebrated

March 19, 2014

The canonization of John Paul II on April 27, 2014, will be celebrated through a blend of music and readings of John Paul’s poetry and writings.

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Historian to be first Dexter Perkins Professor

Historian to be first Dexter Perkins Professor

March 12, 2014

Joan Shelley Rubin is a professor of American cultural history. The endowed position honors the late Dexter Perkins, a prominent American diplomatic historian.

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Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

February 28, 2014

A new study suggests that the American Bar Association ‘s sometimes-controversial ratings systematically award lower ratings to minorities and women than to white or male candidates.

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Lecture examines church’s role during the holocaust

Lecture examines church’s role during the holocaust

February 19, 2014

Anthony Sciolino, former Monroe County Family Court judge, will speak to why the Catholic Church, and Christianity as a whole, failed to stop the Holocaust. The talk is sponsored by the Skalny Center.

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Sorry, cities: No strength in numbers

Sorry, cities: No strength in numbers

February 7, 2014

Urban legislators have long lamented that they do not get their fair share of bills passed in state governments, often blaming rural and suburban interests for blocking their efforts. Now a new study confirms one of those suspicions but surprisingly refutes the other.

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit: ObamaCare and Your Future”

“This Won’t Hurt a Bit: ObamaCare and Your Future”

February 7, 2014

The Politics and Markets Project presents a panel discussion, moderated by David Primo, on the consequences of ObamaCare for college students.

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Divorce rate cut in half for couples who discussed relationship movies

Divorce rate cut in half for couples who discussed relationship movies

January 31, 2014

A new study finds that watching and discussing movies about relationships is as effective in lowering divorce rates as other, more intensive early marriage counseling programs.

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The Politics of AIDS

November 21, 2013

This Neilly Series lecture focusses on give the politics and ethics associated with HIV and AIDS. It will be accompanied by a slide show of AIDS posters from the University’s collection.

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Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

Depression Therapy Effective for Poor, Minority Moms

November 8, 2013

The study tested the effectiveness of interpersonal psychotherapy, a short-term depression treatment that has worked with more advantaged populations. The comparison was clear: home-based, interpersonal psychotherapy lifted depression much more effectively than standard care.

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‘Seeing’ in the Dark

‘Seeing’ in the Dark

October 31, 2013

The eerie ability to see our hand in the dark suggests that the brain combines information from different senses to create perceptions.

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