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Suffragist Votetilla volunteers win inaugural Community Champion Award

Suffragist Votetilla volunteers win inaugural Community Champion Award

January 29, 2018

The “Votetilla,” a week-long floating theater of canal boats ferrying reenactors of key suffragists such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton along the Eric Canal, was a multi-agency creative partnership that included the Susan B. Anthony Center (SBAC).

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Does it matter if government is dysfunctional?

Does it matter if government is dysfunctional?

January 22, 2018

David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, sought to put the recent government shutdown into perspective on a guest appearance on NPR.

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Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

January 19, 2018

In a new research report, professor David Primo argues that there’s a disconnect between what the public believe about campaign finance law and the reality, and that many popular reform proposals unlikely to bring the desired results.

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Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

Rochester team casts light on a hidden problem in domestic violence cases

January 18, 2018

While existing technology for detecting bruises works well for light-skinned victims, it’s a less effective for people of color. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Rochester has set out to change that.

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Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

January 4, 2018

Chicago and Delhi. Rome and Rochester. The students in the 100-level course “The City: Contested Spaces” take a virtual tour of them all, while pondering an overarching question—can people’s lives be reshaped by redesigning urban spaces?

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The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

December 13, 2017

Just before dawn on May 18, 1683, pirates stormed the port city of Veracruz, capturing around 1,500 people and selling them to the slave markets of Haiti and South Carolina. Pablo Sierra Silva, assistant professor of history, is on a mission to trace what happened to them.

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One hundred years of solitude? Try 15 minutes instead

One hundred years of solitude? Try 15 minutes instead

November 21, 2017

In a series of experiments, Rochester psychologists found that people who sat alone without devices for 15 minutes and chose what to think about experienced the positive effects of solitude: feeling calmer and less anxious, without feeling lonely or sad.

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East High: Amid change, challenges persist

East High: Amid change, challenges persist

November 15, 2017

In this episode of the Quadcast, host Sandra Knispel speaks with members of the East High community to find out how far the school, the students, and the University partnership have come in the last two years.

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Quadcast transcript: East High School two years later

November 15, 2017

 C’vanna Gibson: It was a hot mess. It was just mad crazy, everybody was fighting. Jamahl King: “Some of the kids, you know, they were just fighting. Crazy. Disrespectful.” Elaine Christiano: “A lot of the kids just didn’t want to come to school. The teachers were not respected. Adults were not respected.” That’s 10th-grader C’vanna […]

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Political scientist Primo says Americans should worry about government control of social media

Political scientist Primo says Americans should worry about government control of social media

November 10, 2017

Congress is currently considering legislation that would regulate political advertising on social media.

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