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Show us your town: Washington, D.C.

Show us your town: Washington, D.C.

July 23, 2018

More than just the seat of government, the nation’s capital is a city rich in art and culture, foodie havens, and outdoor getaways. Just ask some of the 4,600 alumni who make it their home.

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Was the University a player in the invention of baseball?

Was the University a player in the invention of baseball?

July 16, 2018

University archivist Melissa Meade looks into the earliest days of baseball at the University, which fielded its first team in 1858.

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Calculating the cost of being black in America

Calculating the cost of being black in America

July 9, 2018

In his new book, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, engineer and businessman Shawn Rochester ’97 uses the tools of personal finance management to calculate the costs of racial discrimination.

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Frederick Douglass speech still resonates

Frederick Douglass speech still resonates

July 3, 2018

“What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?” Hear notable passages of this iconic 1852 speech read by faculty, students, and staff in celebration of the University’s connection to Douglass and the city he called home.

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Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents

Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents

June 22, 2018

In a 3-year study, Rochester psychologists found children with strong sibling relationships experience less distress in response to future fighting between parents.

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Parsing the Pledge of Allegiance

Parsing the Pledge of Allegiance

June 13, 2018

In an excerpt from his new book, philosophy professor Randall Curren looks at the Pledge’s Rochester roots and traces its evolving use in public schools.

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Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

June 5, 2018

A new study by psychologists in Rochester and Israel shows those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner shares their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again.

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13 signs your teenager may have an eating disorder

13 signs your teenager may have an eating disorder

June 1, 2018

In this episode of the Quadcast, Rochester eating disorder specialists share some facts about these illnesses in teens, and advice for parents and caregivers.

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