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In his new book, author takes readers back to psychology class at Rochester

In his new book, author takes readers back to psychology class at Rochester

September 6, 2018

Peter Lovenheim, whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Politico, and elsewhere, uses the first chapter of his new book to remember his time in professor Harry Reis’s classroom.

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Colleen Raimond brings passion for LGBTQ issues to the University

Colleen Raimond brings passion for LGBTQ issues to the University

August 7, 2018

As the University’s first LGBTQ coordinator, Colleen Raimond says she has her dream job: “I get excited every day waking up and doing this.” Raimond expands here on her background and what the new position entails.

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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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