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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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2016 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture explores exotic tourism in New Guinea

2016 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture explores exotic tourism in New Guinea

October 18, 2016

Rupert Stasch, a social anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, has worked for more than two decades among the Korowai people.

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Building Healthy Children program honors graduates

Building Healthy Children program honors graduates

October 17, 2016

A group of young mothers have completed a three-year program of the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center that offers early intervention support in their new roles as parents.

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Ain Center grant will support social entrepreneurs

Ain Center grant will support social entrepreneurs

September 29, 2016

Oasis Foods, a start-up run by three Simon Business School MBA candidates, is an example of the social entrepreneurship the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship hopes to encourage with a $538,000 federal Economic Development Administration grant.

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Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

September 29, 2016

Smith’s 2009 book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story is the only biography written on the iconic broadcaster. “He’s a very humble man, and I think he feels his work speaks for itself,” Smith says. “Nobody says a bad word about him. Nobody.”

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Researchers link stress, loss of control to physical frailty in older adults

Researchers link stress, loss of control to physical frailty in older adults

September 28, 2016

In a new study, Warner School of Education researchers have shown that chronic stress and poverty, which are associated with physical frailty in old age, become problematic when these factors result in lower perceptions of control.

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Author Andrea Wulf on Alexander von Humboldt, ‘founding father’ of environmentalism

Author Andrea Wulf on Alexander von Humboldt, ‘founding father’ of environmentalism

September 27, 2016

Nineteenth-century explorer and scientist Alexander von Humboldt created the modern idea of nature, says author Andrea Wulf, who’ll be speaking on October 4, as part of the Humanities Center Lecture Series.

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Grant funds STRONGER to help trauma victims

Grant funds STRONGER to help trauma victims

September 22, 2016

The new project of the Mt. Hope Family Center will provide treatment services for 800 children and adults exposed to a wide array of stress and trauma, and will promote policies for trauma care.

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Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

September 9, 2016

In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.

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