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Library acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn

Library acquires unknown Susan B. Anthony letters found in old barn

March 29, 2017

Forgotten for over a century, a recently discovered trove of more than a hundred letters fills in the political details of how the suffrage movement was run and the women activists who ran it.

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Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

March 23, 2017

On the 125th anniversary of the poet’s death, Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD) looks back on the legacy of Whitman’s work, many examples of which have a home in the Rochester’s Rare Books and Special Collections.

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‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

‘This is a golden era’ for TV news

March 22, 2017

Tommy Evans ’99 has combined his eye for photography and his interest in politics into a journalism career that has led him to the post of London bureau chief at CNN International.

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Distinguished Visiting Humanist Wendy Doniger discusses science, religion

Distinguished Visiting Humanist Wendy Doniger discusses science, religion

March 17, 2017

The University of Chicago professor will be in residence from March 22 to 24. A scholar of Hinduism and mythology, her work highlights the “often messy collision of religion, science, and politics.”

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QuadCast: ‘When you have big data, you can get very lost’

QuadCast: ‘When you have big data, you can get very lost’

February 28, 2017

Student host Nick Bruno ’17 talks with Warner School of Education professors Kara Finnigan and Karen DeAngelis about the opportunities and challenges data science presents to K-12 education researchers.

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Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

Twitter researchers offer clues for why Trump won

February 20, 2017

The more Donald Trump tweeted, the faster his following grew, even after he sparked controversies. This is among the many findings from an exhaustive 14-month study of each candidate’s tweets during the 2016 election by researchers Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang .

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AIDS Remembrance Quilt resurfaces after 23 years

AIDS Remembrance Quilt resurfaces after 23 years

February 17, 2017

“I knew I had it,” says Linda Dudman of the University Health Service. “I knew it was a very important item to keep, but I never quite knew what to do with it.” Now the 12-foot square panel will be on display through February and finds a new home in River Campus Libraries.

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Tis better to give—to your spouse

Tis better to give—to your spouse

February 13, 2017

A new study has found that partners felt an emotional benefit when they put aside their own needs for the sake of their spouse, even if their acts of compassion were not explicitly noticed by their spouse.

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Literacy expert wants to help children fall in love with reading

Literacy expert wants to help children fall in love with reading

February 13, 2017

This Valentine’s Day, Warner School of Education professor Carol Anne St. George shares tips with parents to help make reading aloud with children an act of love.

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Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

Relationship problems? Don’t blame gender differences

February 11, 2017

“People think about the sexes as distinct categories,” says Rochester psychology professor Harry Reis, But when something goes wrong between partners, emphasizing inherent differences between the sexes can be harmful.

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