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Year’s top books share roots in University archives

Year’s top books share roots in University archives

December 20, 2016

This year, The New York Times list of the 100 most notable books for 2016 included two that were written by authors who used the River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation renowned collections for their work.

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Pearl Harbor at 75: When war came to campus

Pearl Harbor at 75: When war came to campus

December 7, 2016

On December 7, 1941, the lives of Rochester faculty and students were immediately changed, and a sleepy campus by the Genesee River was transformed into a vital hub for the war effort.

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How ‘Horton’ is a hook to talk about research

How ‘Horton’ is a hook to talk about research

December 2, 2016

When Warner School professor Karen Finnigan communications with her peers about school reform, she uses journal articles and academic conference presentations. But when she talks with policymakers or parents, she starts with Horton Hears a Who.

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8,000 posters, one collection

8,000 posters, one collection

December 1, 2016

The AIDS Education Poster Collection, housed in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, is the world’s largest single online collection of visual resources related to the disease.

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‘I remember the courage with which they faced the unknown’

‘I remember the courage with which they faced the unknown’

December 1, 2016

On World AIDS Day, University of Rochester researchers, activists, and archivists look back—and ahead—in the fight against AIDS.

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QuadCast: <em>Transparent</em> actor, producer, academics visit Rochester

QuadCast: Transparent actor, producer, academics visit Rochester

November 22, 2016

Nora Rubel, director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, discusses the upcoming symposium on Transparent which the institute — now in its 30th year — is hosting.

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How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

November 18, 2016

Caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders who attribute their child’s misbehavior to neurodevelopmental disabilities rather than willful disobedience tend to use more effective parenting strategies, according to a new Mt. Hope Family Center study.

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Voices of an election

Voices of an election

November 7, 2016

For faculty and students, the 2016 election season has been an experience in teaching and learning. Hear from voices on campus about the issues, campaigns, and lessons from this remarkable year.

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Experts answer election questions we should be asking

Experts answer election questions we should be asking

November 3, 2016

The pending election has dominated news cycles for the past year. Four professors at the University of Rochester each raised and answered an important question they say we should be asking this election season.

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When campaign ads go low, it often works

When campaign ads go low, it often works

November 3, 2016

“Negative campaigning has been around as long as campaigning,” says Simon Business School professor Mitchell Lovett. “It stays around because it works.”

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