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Money, media coverage contribute to ‘negative’ campaigns

Money, media coverage contribute to ‘negative’ campaigns

February 13, 2015

In a new study, Simon School professor used data science methodologies to take a closer look at what actually motivates candidates to “go negative.”

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A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?‬

A picture is worth 1000 words, but how many emotions?‬

February 5, 2015

During a political campaign voters will often share their views through pictures posted on social media. A human could recognize one as being a positive portrait of the candidate and the other one negative. Professor ‪Jiebo Luo and his collaborators are training computers to make the same assessments.

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Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

Author and director of Schomburg Center of Black Culture to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

January 15, 2015

Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the University’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address. Muhammad is author of Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, in which he explored the roots of the popular conception of black criminality in America.

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Professor’s 5 decades of research on Congress now available online

Professor’s 5 decades of research on Congress now available online

December 23, 2014

A lifetime of scholarly work by one of the University’s most preeminent political science professors is now available to researchers across the world. For the first time, the papers of Richard Fenno, Jr., Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science, are easily accessible through a new web portal: www.richardfenno.com.

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Marking nearly three decades of AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day

Marking nearly three decades of AIDS awareness on World AIDS Day

November 26, 2014

The AIDS Education Collection, housed in the River Campus Libraries’ Rare Books and Special Collections department, is comprised of more than 8,000 posters from 124 countries in 68 languages and dialects. An exhibit from the collection and the World AIDS Day Scientific Symposium hosted at the University’s Center for AIDS Research mark World AIDS Day in Rochester.

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From the archives: Director Mike Nichols speaks to Class of 1972

From the archives: Director Mike Nichols speaks to Class of 1972

November 24, 2014

“I don’t know much about graduations except what I’ve seen in the movies,” joked director Mike Nichols after received an honorary doctor of letters degree from the University in 1972. The award-winning director of The Graduate and many other films and plays died on Wednesday, November 19, at the age of 83. Listen to his 1972 Rochester commencement address.

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