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Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

By extracting information from Instagram images and hashtags, computer science researchers have shown they can expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys.

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Warner School receives $2 million grant for STEM education

Warner School receives $2 million grant for STEM education

October 26, 2015

A National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform to enhance and expand current efforts to prepare K–12 master teachers in math and science in urban settings.

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New book novelizes rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous mediums

New book novelizes rise and fall of Rochester’s infamous mediums

October 19, 2015

Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters, a new book published by the University’s Open Letter Press, details the rise and fall of the infamous 12 and 15-year-old mediums who convinced the world they could communicate with dead.

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Author Jacinda Townsend to receive 2015 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction

Author Jacinda Townsend to receive 2015 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction

October 16, 2015

The award is being given for Townsend’s debut novel Saint Monkey, which was named by The Root as one of the 15 best works published by black authors in 2014.

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Researchers show how leadership ‘churn’ undermines school reform

Researchers show how leadership ‘churn’ undermines school reform

October 16, 2015

Imagine the turmoil that would ensue if half the actors walked out of a play midway through the performance. Something very similar happened in an urban school district during the four-year period it was studied by Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational policy at the Warner School.

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American Studies lecture explores religious doubt and modernity

American Studies lecture explores religious doubt and modernity

October 9, 2015

Christopher White, associate professor of religion at Vassar College, will give the talk, “Doorways to Invisible Dimensions: Claude Bragdon’s Other-Worldly Art, the ‘Fourth Dimension’ and Modern Forms of Enchantment.”

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2015 Lewis Henry Morgan lecture explores Native American water rights in the Everglades

2015 Lewis Henry Morgan lecture explores Native American water rights in the Everglades

October 6, 2015

Anthropologist Jessica Cattelino uses ethnographic research in the Everglades to examine the cultural politics of water, and the ways that Everglades residents—including Seminole Indians and non-Seminole farmers and ranchers, water managers, and environmentalists—value water.

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Annual Stanton/Anthony conversations event to focus on domestic violence and health

Annual Stanton/Anthony conversations event to focus on domestic violence and health

October 2, 2015

“Instead of thinking about the effects of intimate partner violence in an isolated kind of way, we need to look at it across the lifespan and across the developmental stages,” says keynote speaker Dr. Tasneem Ismailji.

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Cultural critic Gerald Early to discuss race, community at Humanities Center inaugural lecture

Cultural critic Gerald Early to discuss race, community at Humanities Center inaugural lecture

September 2, 2015

The University will celebrate the opening of its Humanities Center this fall with an inaugural talk by Gerald Early, a leading authority on race and American culture.

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Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

Confidence in parenting could help break cycle of abuse

August 28, 2015

Psychologists at the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully.

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