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Quadcast transcript: Multinationals pull strings at World Bank

March 14, 2018

Intro Sandra Knispel: The World Bank’s goal is to end poverty. It was founded in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference to rebuild Europe and other parts of the world devastated by World War II. The Bank is independent and gives loans to countries solely based on need and merit of the project. But that’s […]

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‘We still have a lot of work to do’

‘We still have a lot of work to do’

March 7, 2018

March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day marked by rallies and celebrations around the globe. The University’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia will host a panel discussion with local activists promoting gender equity.

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Quadcast transcript: How to land a job straight out of college

February 21, 2018

Read the story: Changing approaches guide students’ path to career success What’s your dream job? What do you want to be? Every five-year-old has a quick answer or two to this question. But once you are at university it becomes more pressing. Besides, what’s a dream job? The question becomes: how do you land a […]

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Concerns build about growing national debt

Concerns build about growing national debt

February 19, 2018

In the wake of the Trump administration’s $4.4 trillion federal budget proposal last week, Rochester political scientist and author David Primo says he’s worried about the long-term effects of the growing national debt.

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A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

February 14, 2018

Recognized by the Nobel committee for his contributions to behavioral economics—a field that he helped create—Thaler’s research bridges the gap between economics and psychology.

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John Cullen on current two-year study of domestic violence reporting

John Cullen on current two-year study of domestic violence reporting

February 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of Rochester have now teamed up to study and improve technology that can show a bruising much faster on victims of domestic violence.

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Scientists discuss nuclear and climate threats to humankind

Scientists discuss nuclear and climate threats to humankind

February 8, 2018

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently moved the Doomsday Clock’s minute hand to two minutes to midnight, the closest it’s come to midnight since the Cold War. Tom Weber, professor of Earth and environmental sciences, discusses the clock and its underpinnings.

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20 insider tips for getting into your dream college

20 insider tips for getting into your dream college

February 7, 2018

Grades. Clubs. Scores. Essays. Interviews. We’ve culled the advice of seasoned admissions professionals from the University of Rochester for a roadmap of what to do—and what to avoid.

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Quadcast transcript: How to get into your dream college

February 7, 2018

Sandra Knispel: Welcome to the Quadcast. I’m your host, Sandra Knispel. Do you ever lie awake at night and wonder how to get into your dream college, or how to stand out during the interview process, what you should never, ever write in a college application essay? Besides, what’s a dream college? How do you […]

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