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Researchers show how leadership ‘churn’ undermines school reform

Researchers show how leadership ‘churn’ undermines school reform

October 16, 2015

Imagine the turmoil that would ensue if half the actors walked out of a play midway through the performance. Something very similar happened in an urban school district during the four-year period it was studied by Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational policy at the Warner School.

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American Studies lecture explores religious doubt and modernity

American Studies lecture explores religious doubt and modernity

October 9, 2015

Christopher White, associate professor of religion at Vassar College, will give the talk, “Doorways to Invisible Dimensions: Claude Bragdon’s Other-Worldly Art, the ‘Fourth Dimension’ and Modern Forms of Enchantment.”

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2015 Lewis Henry Morgan lecture explores Native American water rights in the Everglades

2015 Lewis Henry Morgan lecture explores Native American water rights in the Everglades

October 6, 2015

Anthropologist Jessica Cattelino uses ethnographic research in the Everglades to examine the cultural politics of water, and the ways that Everglades residents—including Seminole Indians and non-Seminole farmers and ranchers, water managers, and environmentalists—value water.

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Annual Stanton/Anthony conversations event to focus on domestic violence and health

Annual Stanton/Anthony conversations event to focus on domestic violence and health

October 2, 2015

“Instead of thinking about the effects of intimate partner violence in an isolated kind of way, we need to look at it across the lifespan and across the developmental stages,” says keynote speaker Dr. Tasneem Ismailji.

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Cultural critic Gerald Early to discuss race, community at Humanities Center inaugural lecture

Cultural critic Gerald Early to discuss race, community at Humanities Center inaugural lecture

September 2, 2015

The University will celebrate the opening of its Humanities Center this fall with an inaugural talk by Gerald Early, a leading authority on race and American culture.

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Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

August 28, 2015

Psychologists at the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully.

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Center brings Susan B. Anthony into the 21st century with  #SueBSays

Center brings Susan B. Anthony into the 21st century with  #SueBSays

August 21, 2015

While much is known about the famed suffragist’s stance on social equality and slavery, Susan B. Anthony also had lots to say on a variety of issues that still resonate today.

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The doctor is in: Bojan Zoric ’98 on World Cup sidelines for Team USA

The doctor is in: Bojan Zoric ’98 on World Cup sidelines for Team USA

July 31, 2015

Zoric had the perfect view of the United States Women’s National Team at the 2015 FIFA World Cup Final in Canada as the team doctor for the Americans.

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College social life can predict well-being at midlife

College social life can predict well-being at midlife

July 23, 2015

A new 30-year longitudinal study shows that the quantity of social interactions a person has in their 20s—and the quality of the social relationships they have in their 30s—can benefit his or her well-being later in life. The study participants, now in their 50s, took part in the Rochester-Interaction Record (RIR) study as college students in the 1970s and again as 30-year-olds in the 1980s.

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