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What’s at stake when languages are lost?

What’s at stake when languages are lost?

June 22, 2016

Linguists estimate that by the end of this century, half of the 7,000 languages currently in use around the world will have vanished. Rochester scholars join the race—and to train a new generation of scholars—to document the world’s linguistic diversity before it’s too late.

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Seward family papers project earns National Archives grant

Seward family papers project earns National Archives grant

June 16, 2016

The grant will be used to continue and expand the collaboration with volunteers from the Highlands at Pittsford retirement community and retired UR staff and librarians to transcribe, annotate, and tag achival documents.

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Is Wal-Mart really winning in the grocery business?

Is Wal-Mart really winning in the grocery business?

June 8, 2016

Research from the Simon Business School suggests that, while large supermarket chains may struggle when a Wal-Mart in their market enters the grocery business, small independent grocers actually thrive.

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New center to promote K-12 urban education success

New center to promote K-12 urban education success

June 3, 2016

Grounded in the University’s partnership with East High School, the Center for Urban Education Success will bring together the Warner School’s educational programs, community outreach, and research about urban schools, as well as the University’s work at East.

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Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

May 27, 2016

Tiffany Miller ’00 and her family worked for years to overturn a ruling that prohibited World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots—known as WASPs—from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Barack Obama signed their bill into law last week.

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Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

May 24, 2016

A new study finds that what might have been described as “maladapted” behavior or a lack of self control may actually be beneficial and thoughtful behavior for children who have been raised in resource-poor environments.

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Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

May 23, 2016

A self-reinforcing cycle of large brains, early birth, vulnerable infants, and intelligent parents is at the center of a novel model of human intelligence developed by brain and cognitive science researchers.

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Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

May 23, 2016

The professor of history was honored by the largest gathering of medievalist scholars in North America for her book The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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