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Researcher uses blogs, TED-like talks to reach a broader audience as a public scholar

Researcher uses blogs, TED-like talks to reach a broader audience as a public scholar

December 2, 2016

When Warner School professor Karen Finnigan communications with her peers about school reform, she uses journal articles and academic conference presentations. But when she talks with policymakers or parents, she starts with Horton Hears a Who.

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8,000 posters, one collection

8,000 posters, one collection

December 1, 2016

The AIDS Education Poster Collection, housed in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, is the world’s largest single online collection of visual resources related to the disease.

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QuadCast: <em>Transparent</em> actor, producer, academics visit Rochester

QuadCast: Transparent actor, producer, academics visit Rochester

November 22, 2016

Nora Rubel, director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, discusses the upcoming symposium on Transparent which the institute — now in its 30th year — is hosting.

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Voices of an election

Voices of an election

November 7, 2016

For faculty and students, the 2016 election season has been an experience in teaching and learning. Hear from voices on campus about the issues, campaigns, and lessons from this remarkable year.

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Experts answer election questions we should be asking

Experts answer election questions we should be asking

November 3, 2016

The pending election has dominated news cycles for the past year. Four professors at the University of Rochester each raised and answered an important question they say we should be asking this election season.

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When campaign ads go low, it often works

When campaign ads go low, it often works

November 3, 2016

“Negative campaigning has been around as long as campaigning,” says Simon Business School professor Mitchell Lovett. “It stays around because it works.”

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Remembering long campaign for women’s voting rights

Remembering long campaign for women’s voting rights

November 1, 2016

Through letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, broadsides, and banners, the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation gives a rich voice to the history of women’s suffrage.

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QuadCast: What are the origins of Halloween?

QuadCast: What are the origins of Halloween?

October 28, 2016

Halloween is a staple in American culture, but what are the origins of the holiday? Emil Homerin, professor of religion, discusses Halloween’s roots in mysticism with student host Nick Bruno in this episode of QuadCast, the University’s official podcast.

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Social critic Christopher Lasch’s enduring influence

Social critic Christopher Lasch’s enduring influence

October 21, 2016

In a recent interview, Vox editor Ezra Klein asked Hillary Clinton to name three books that have influenced how she thinks about policy. Clinton’s reply included the work of Christopher Lasch, who was a historian at the University of Rochester for nearly a quarter of a century.

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‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates

October 19, 2016

An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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