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Research: Children of judges may influence court decisions

Research: Children of judges may influence court decisions

May 28, 2014

I was speaking with Maya Sen. She’s a political scientist at the University of Rochester and along with Adam Glynn at Harvard, she realized that mother nature was actually conducting a randomized experiment on judges when it came to one factor, the gender of their kids.

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Amazon’s last defenders? Literary nonprofits wrestle with ethics of taking Amazon grants

Amazon’s last defenders? Literary nonprofits wrestle with ethics of taking Amazon grants

May 28, 2014

For Chad Post, at the University of Rochester’s Open Letter literary translation press, the correlation between funds and work is simple: The money we receive from Amazon goes directly to writers and translators, Post writes.

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Rochester remembers Maya Angelou

Rochester remembers Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou’s work touched many people who wouldn’t otherwise read poetry, says University of Rochester Associate Professor of English and African American Studies Jeffrey Tucker. “It’s a loss that is going to be felt not only among scholars of African American Literature, but the general public as well,”

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Classic innovation

Classic innovation

May 28, 2014

As Jamal Rossi was presented as the new dean of the Eastman School of Music earlier this month, both he and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman highlighted the school’s history. But they also addressed the task of operating in an increasingly changing music world.

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UR professor inducted into National Academy of Sciences

UR professor inducted into National Academy of Sciences

May 27, 2014

Richard N. Aslin was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences at its 151st annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Aslin is the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging.

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Skin cancer survivor talks dangers of sun exposure

Skin cancer survivor talks dangers of sun exposure

May 26, 2014

Dr. Marc Brown with the University of Rochester Medical Center said melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. “There’s a person that dies every hour from melanoma and there’s going to be at least 10,000 from melanoma this year.”

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UR to add transgender health benefits

UR to add transgender health benefits

May 23, 2014

The transgender community has found a friend in the University of Rochester.

Beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, UR will offer transitional-related health coverage as part of its student healthcare plan. UR will be the 52nd university in the nation to adopt the progressive healthcare policy.

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UR softball in uncharted territory

UR softball in uncharted territory

May 22, 2014

“We knew we had to win three in a row to stay alive,” said junior pitcher Brittany Grage. UR did just that, beating Messiah 4-3 and then Alfred 4-1 and 6-0 to move into the NCAA Super Regionals. Then, the Yellowjackets polished off 15th-ranked Rowan 5-0 and 3-0 to roar into the Elite 8 of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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Injured firefighter thanks UR trauma staff

Injured firefighter thanks UR trauma staff

May 20, 2014

One of the West Webster firefighters injured in the 2012 Christmas Eve ambush thanked the trauma staff members at the University of Rochester who treated him.

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MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaks at UR commencement

MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaks at UR commencement

May 19, 2014

It was a big day for thousands of University of Rochester students who received their degrees Sunday morning. Speaking at Sunday’s commencement was MSNBC host Chris Matthews.

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