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Don’t dump on the humanities, they help us think creatively

Don’t dump on the humanities, they help us think creatively

May 13, 2015

Today, it is hard to imagine that the national government would spend millions of dollars to put unemployed artists to work for the good of the country. But that is precisely what happened in the United States at the height of the Great Depression.

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UR takeover of East nears

UR takeover of East nears

May 13, 2015

In a little over a month, the University of Rochester will be handed the keys, so to speak, to East High School. The State Education Department approved the UR-East deal last year in an attempt to turn around one of the state’s lowest performing schools.

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Climate denialists in congress acting as NASA’s kryptonite

Climate denialists in congress acting as NASA’s kryptonite

May 12, 2015

If you are intent on convincing people there is no climate change, then the last thing you want is NASA — with all its heroism and accuracy — telling folks climate change is real. So, faced with this dilemma, climate denialist’s have come up with a clever solution: Get NASA out of climate change science.

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Why law graduates are being taught to think like MBAs

Why law graduates are being taught to think like MBAs

May 12, 2015

In April, New York Law school announced it would make room in its building for an offsite location for the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, making it easier for law students to take B-School classes.

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UR joins national sport concussions study

UR joins national sport concussions study

May 12, 2015

University of Rochester researchers have joined what is billed as the largest sports concussion study in history – an expansive, nationwide effort that seeks to understand how the brain recovers in the near-term and over a lifetime.

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Without a humanistic inquiry, we will lose our creativity

Without a humanistic inquiry, we will lose our creativity

May 11, 2015

Today it is hard to imagine that the national government would spend millions of dollars to put unemployed artists to work for the good of the country. But that is precisely what happened in the United States at the height of the Great Depression.

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UR plans Institute for Performing Arts

UR plans Institute for Performing Arts

May 10, 2015

By next spring, the school will launch an Institute for Performing Arts, hoping to embrace the school’s strengths in STEM programs, and stoke the interest by many students to sing, act, dance or play music.

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Pop history’s pivotal moments: Has big data settled the debate?

Pop history’s pivotal moments: Has big data settled the debate?

May 6, 2015

We live in a world where big data is big news. It may come as no surprise, then, that scholars of data science have turned their attention to music.

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Best Translated Book Awards announces shortlist

Best Translated Book Awards announces shortlist

May 5, 2015

The shortlists for the 2015 Best Translated Book Awards were announced Tuesday at Three Percent, the website of the program in international literature at the University of Rochester in New York. Ten works of fiction and six books of poetry were named finalists for the awards.

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What the new East will and will not be

What the new East will and will not be

May 5, 2015

A year and a half ago, Warner School of Education Professor Stephen Uebbing had no idea he would be in charge of turning around a failing urban high school. Yet, come July 1st, Uebbing will be doing just that as he becomes the acting Superintendent of the “new” East High School.

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