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Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

April 7, 2017

For those suffering from dysphoria­—general unhappiness or elevated depressive symptoms—a Rochester study has found that experiencing or even just anticipating uplifting events in daily life was related to feeling less depressed that same day.

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Why did America enter World War I? Because Germany embarked on a deadly gamble.

Why did America enter World War I? Because Germany embarked on a deadly gamble.

April 5, 2017

One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, Congress voted to declare war on Germany, joining the bloody battle—then optimistically called the “Great War.” Rochester political scientist Hein Goemans explains why Germany was willing to risk American entry into the war.

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Kids in stressful environments may adapt cognitive skills

Kids in stressful environments may adapt cognitive skills

April 4, 2017

A new study shows that early experiences of environmental harshness, in combination with personal temperament, can shape the child’s problem-solving abilities later in life.

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Seeing America, one ballpark at a time

Seeing America, one ballpark at a time

March 31, 2017

For more than two decades, Warner School professor Dan Linnenberg has toured the country, watching minor-league baseball games in 173 ballparks. They’ve seen LumberKings, JetHawks, Muckdogs, Sand Gnats, and Lugnuts. And they’ve witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly in America.

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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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