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Emerging countries say Internet bad for morality, study finds

Emerging countries say Internet bad for morality, study finds

March 19, 2015

The majority of users, 64%, said the Internet has a positive influence on education. However, 42% also thought the Internet was bad for morality, with only 29% saying the Internet is a good influence. People’s definition of morality differs from country to country, according to Randall Curren, professor of philosophy at University of Rochester.

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Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer who led ‘village prose’ movement, dies at 77

Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer who led ‘village prose’ movement, dies at 77

March 18, 2015

In a flurry of commentary after his death, conservatives praised Mr. Rasputin as a keeper of the Russian soul, and liberals, even while praising his writing, expressed concern about his nationalist, Stalinist and anti-Semitic views.

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UR ranked 12th among medical schools nationwide by medical journal

UR ranked 12th among medical schools nationwide by medical journal

March 17, 2015

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has placed 12th nationwide among medical schools in the medical journal Academic Medicine. Doctors say this is an honor especially because this ranking system uses hard data rather than other systems which are more opinion-based.

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Jeb Bush panned by former aide to his father

Jeb Bush panned by former aide to his father

March 16, 2015

Curt Smith, a speechwriter for President Bush from 1989 through 1993 as well as after he left the White House, said in an interview that he objected strongly to Jeb Bushs forgiving attitude toward immigrants in the U.S. illegally and believed the former Florida governor wouldn’t be a strong general election candidate.

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50 years ago, the Rolling Stones’ first US hit evinced the band’s eclectic style

50 years ago, the Rolling Stones’ first US hit evinced the band’s eclectic style

March 13, 2015

At around the same time, the Rolling Stones were enjoying a number-three hit in the UK with “Not Fade Away,” as well as a number-one British EP. The Stones tried – but couldn’t immediately replicate – the Beatles’ stateside success, lagging behind by more than a year.

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Apple boots Nike and Fitbit out of its stores as it prepares unveil fitness tracking Watch

Apple boots Nike and Fitbit out of its stores as it prepares unveil fitness tracking Watch

March 12, 2015

The Apple Watch app is available from the App Store and can be downloaded today as part of the upgrade to iOS 8.2. Parkinson’s mPower: Developed by Sage Bionetworks and the University of Rochester, the Parkinson mPower app helps people living with Parkinson’s disease track their symptoms.

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UR to seek subpoena of Yik Yak

UR to seek subpoena of Yik Yak

March 12, 2015

The University of Rochester will be asking the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office to subpoena information from a social media site to identify UR students believed to have been responsible for posting racially offensive and threatening language.

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Eastman names new director for its institute for music leadership

Eastman names new director for its institute for music leadership

March 12, 2015

The Eastman School of Music has named James Doser as Director of its Institute for Music Leadership. That program provides courses, internship, mentoring and other activities that focus on development musicians’ leadership potential and help bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds.

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UR doctors help develop app to track Parkinson’s

UR doctors help develop app to track Parkinson’s

March 10, 2015

As a way to help doctors and patients track Parkinson’s, two University of Rochester researchers helped develop an iPhone app called mPower that collects information about the physical and emotional aspects of the disease over time and shares results with both. “I think it opens a new era in medical research,” said Dr. Ray Dorsey, a neurologist with UR Medicine and one of the developers of mPower.

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N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

N.Y. college seeks identities of Yik Yak users

March 9, 2015

University senior counsel Richard S. Crummins sent a letter Thursday to Yik Yak, a popular social networking app, making the demand for information, along with screenshots of the posts the university wants to have identified.

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