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Mellon Grant helps River Campus Libraries establish Digital Humanities Institute

Mellon Grant helps River Campus Libraries establish Digital Humanities Institute

March 11, 2015

River Campus Libraries has been awarded a $100,672 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a pilot program designed to strengthen librarians’ competencies in digital scholarship. “21st Century Skills: Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians” will launch during the summer of 2015.

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Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

March 2, 2015

Teacher education programs nationwide anticipate a smooth transition to edTPA, a new performance assessment for initial teacher certification. But a new study of teacher candidates in Wisconsin and New York state shows that many did not necessarily understand how the edTPA process works.

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What drives humans to explore the unknown?

What drives humans to explore the unknown?

February 27, 2015

In his new book, professor of history Stewart Weaver chronicles journeys of discovery from the pre-historic trek of humans across the land bridge over the Bering Strait some 12,000 years ago to the mid-20th century deep sea voyages of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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Rochester professor awarded research fellowship to study impact of religion on mass incarceration

Rochester professor awarded research fellowship to study impact of religion on mass incarceration

February 27, 2015

Joshua Dubler’s project will shed new light on how changes in the religious landscape in America have contributed to tremendous growth in the prison system over the last 40 years.

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‘Water cooler’ still trumps tweets in impact on TV viewership

‘Water cooler’ still trumps tweets in impact on TV viewership

February 26, 2015

While social media, especially Twitter, can benefit a television show in real-time, offline word-of-mouth is more influential to get a new viewer to watch a new program, according to a new study from the Simon Business School.

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<i>Transcending loss, tragedy, self-righteous hatred: </i>An evening with Izzeldin Abuelaish

Transcending loss, tragedy, self-righteous hatred: An evening with Izzeldin Abuelaish

February 26, 2015

Izzeldin Abuelaish, who is currently an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, is the author of I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity.

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Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 195th Birthday

Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 195th Birthday

February 13, 2015

Faculty, students, and staff will celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s birthday with a visit to her gravesite in Mount Hope Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 16.

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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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