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Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

May 27, 2016

Tiffany Miller ’00 and her family worked for years to overturn a ruling that prohibited World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots—known as WASPs—from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Barack Obama signed their bill into law last week.

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Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

May 24, 2016

A new study finds that what might have been described as “maladapted” behavior or a lack of self control may actually be beneficial and thoughtful behavior for children who have been raised in resource-poor environments.

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Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

May 23, 2016

A self-reinforcing cycle of large brains, early birth, vulnerable infants, and intelligent parents is at the center of a novel model of human intelligence developed by brain and cognitive science researchers.

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Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

May 23, 2016

The professor of history was honored by the largest gathering of medievalist scholars in North America for her book The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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Rochester’s prison education program aims to transform lives of inmates, undergraduates

Rochester’s prison education program aims to transform lives of inmates, undergraduates

May 10, 2016

Rochester will join forces with the Cornell Prison Education Program next year, as assistant professor of religion Joshua Dubler and his students bring the value of a higher education to an often invisible population while addressing the epidemic of mass incarceration.

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And the winners of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards are…

And the winners of this year’s Best Translated Book Awards are…

May 5, 2016

Chad Post, creator of Three Percent and a founder of the awards program as publisher of the University’s Open Letter Books, announced the winners May 4 during a ceremony in New York City.

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Brushing Up  on Older Scots

Brushing Up on Older Scots

May 4, 2016

In May, the University is hosting the Rochester–St Andrews Conference on Older Scots Literature and Culture, where specialists from the U.S., Canada, and Europe will share papers on 14th- to 16th-century literature in Older Scots

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Joshua Dubler awarded Carnegie Fellowship to explore prison abolition

Joshua Dubler awarded Carnegie Fellowship to explore prison abolition

April 20, 2016

Joshua Dubler, assistant professor of religion, will spend the next two years pursuing the question of whether the prison itself is a necessary component of modern society.

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Do you know your Rochester Pulitzer Prize winners?

Do you know your Rochester Pulitzer Prize winners?

April 18, 2016

A total of 13 members of the University community have won the Pulitzer Prize since the awards were established in 1917. Take this quiz to see if you can match the winners and the works for which they won?

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