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May Bragdon Diaries offer online window into Rochester’s past

May Bragdon Diaries offer online window into Rochester’s past

September 1, 2016

May Bragdon didn’t have access to Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, but the diaries she wrote from 1893 to 1914 include many of the same compelling visual elements. After a five-year digitization and transcription project, this resource is now available online through River Campus Libraries.

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Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

August 25, 2016

Mt. Hope Family Center researchers Melissa Sturge-Apple and Patrick Davies have been awarded a $2.9 million grant to research how conflicts and stress between parents spill over to influence interactions between parent and child.

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19th-century cyclist captures views of Rochester

19th-century cyclist captures views of Rochester

August 1, 2016

Bike culture in Victorian Rochester has been beautifully captured in the May Bragdon Diaries Project, an online resource curated and hosted by River Campus Libraries.

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New book brings shadow into the light

New book brings shadow into the light

July 22, 2016

A new book, edited by Kenneth Gross and compiled from lectures by the late John Hollander, traces shadow’s literary history from ancient to modern times.

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Political junkies can feast on Democratic Party campaign mementos

Political junkies can feast on Democratic Party campaign mementos

July 22, 2016

Buttons, bumper stickers, photographs, and video footage ranging from the era of Franklin Delano Roosevelt through John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton, housed in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, bring historical political campaigns to life.

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Come on baby, (re)light my fire

Come on baby, (re)light my fire

July 20, 2016

New research indicates that there are ways that couples can sustain—or relight—their passion. The study suggests that when men and women perceive their partners as responsive, they feel special and think of their partner as a valuable mate, which in turn boosts sexual desirability.

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Dewey Papers bring past GOP conventions to life

Dewey Papers bring past GOP conventions to life

July 15, 2016

Thomas Dewey was never president of the United States—no matter what the headlines said. His letters, photographs, recordings, and campaign buttons are available to the public for research in the department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation.

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Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

July 1, 2016

America typically celebrates the 4th of July as a unifying victory for the country, but the road to independence was more divisive and violent than most people realize, according to historian Thomas Slaughter.

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