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Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents

Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents

June 22, 2018

In a 3-year study, Rochester psychologists found children with strong sibling relationships experience less distress in response to future fighting between parents.

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Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

June 5, 2018

A new study by psychologists in Rochester and Israel shows those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner shares their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again.

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Quadcast transcript: 13 signs your teenager may have an eating disorder

June 1, 2018

Sandra Knispel: You’re now listening to the UR Quadcast, the official podcast of the University of Rochester. To most of us, eating is pleasurable, but according to estimates, some 30 million Americans suffer at least at some point in their lives from eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder. For them, […]

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13 signs your teenager may have an eating disorder

13 signs your teenager may have an eating disorder

June 1, 2018

In this episode of the Quadcast, Rochester eating disorder specialists share some facts about these illnesses in teens, and advice for parents and caregivers.

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US democratic performance declines on most measures

US democratic performance declines on most measures

May 2, 2018

Both the general public and political science experts rate the performance of US democratic institutions significantly lower than half a year ago, according to the fifth and latest survey from Bright Line Watch.

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Tracing the slave stories of colonial Mexico

Tracing the slave stories of colonial Mexico

April 26, 2018

Painstakingly searching through three colonial archives in Puebla, Mexico, assistant professor of history Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva reaches beyond traditional master-slave narratives in his latest study of afro-indigenous interactions in Mexico’s urban centers.

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Susan B. Anthony Center donation drive to help victims of human trafficking

Susan B. Anthony Center donation drive to help victims of human trafficking

April 20, 2018

From left: Organizer Kirsten Buscetto, responsible for programming and community engagement at the Susan B. Anthony Center; Isabella Leighton ’21, a biochemistry and psychology major from San Antonio, Texas; and Erin Campbell ’21, a public health major from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; are sorting items donated by 10 University departments and individual donors to benefit victims of human trafficking. Ranging from toiletries, sanitary items, and towels, to gently used clothes and food—the donations will be distributed among six local agencies. The drive is organized by the University’s Susan B. Anthony Center to aid the Rochester City Court’s Human Trafficking Intervention Court . (University of Rochester photo / Sandra Knispel)

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Learning the lessons of Red October

Learning the lessons of Red October

April 13, 2018

Ronald Grigor Suny, one of the preeminent historians of the Soviet Union, ethnic conflict, and nationalism, will speak as part of the Russian Studies program’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

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Political scientists monitor threats to US democratic institutions

Political scientists monitor threats to US democratic institutions

April 11, 2018

“One of the greatest threats to democracy is the idea that it is unassailable.” That’s the tagline of Bright Line Watch, which neatly sums up the group’s motivation. Made up of four political scientists including University of Rochester professor Gretchen Helmke, the non-partisan initiative has set out to monitor democratic institutions in the United States and potential threats to those practices.

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Quadcast transcript: Political scientists monitor threats to US democractic instituions

April 11, 2018

You are now listening to the UR Quadcast, the official Quadcast of the University of Rochester. Sandra Knispel: “One of the greatest threats to democracy is the idea that it is unassailable.” That’s the tagline for Bright Line Watch, a non-partisan group of political scientists. The scholars monitor US-American democratic practices, the resilience of the […]

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