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Poli-sci fellowship endowed

Poli-sci fellowship endowed

March 24, 2014

Douglas and Constance Beck have committed more than $1 million to establish a fellowship for doctoral students in political science and related fields.

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Seeking eudaimonia: Philosophers, social scientists turn to Aristotle’s ‘human flourishing’

Seeking eudaimonia: Philosophers, social scientists turn to Aristotle’s ‘human flourishing’

March 24, 2014

How do we develop good character? Philosophers and social scientists are teaming up—and turning to Aristotle for guidance.

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Becket Fund president to discuss religious freedom

Becket Fund president to discuss religious freedom

March 21, 2014

William Mumma will explore issues brought to light by the United States Supreme Court case involving a congregation of religious sisters who oppose certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act

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Canonization of Pope John Paul II celebrated

Canonization of Pope John Paul II celebrated

March 19, 2014

The canonization of John Paul II on April 27, 2014, will be celebrated through a blend of music and readings of John Paul’s poetry and writings.

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3-day series looks at reporting in the ‘post-feminist’ age

3-day series looks at reporting in the ‘post-feminist’ age

March 14, 2014

A three-day film and lecture series looks at the work of female journalists, authors, and filmmakers working to bring attention to stories about motherhood in America, sex and sexuality, reproductive rights, and racial inequality.

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Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

Women, minority judicial nominees receive lower ratings

February 28, 2014

A new study suggests that the American Bar Association ‘s sometimes-controversial ratings systematically award lower ratings to minorities and women than to white or male candidates.

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Writing expert published in academic anthology

Writing expert published in academic anthology

February 24, 2014

Deborah Rossen-Knill, founding director of the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program, was recently published in The Best of The Independent Rhetoric & Composition Journals.

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Lecture examines church’s role during the holocaust

Lecture examines church’s role during the holocaust

February 19, 2014

Anthony Sciolino, former Monroe County Family Court judge, will speak to why the Catholic Church, and Christianity as a whole, failed to stop the Holocaust. The talk is sponsored by the Skalny Center.

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Grant supports digitizing Seward Family Archive

Grant supports digitizing Seward Family Archive

February 12, 2014

Spanning the years 1730 to 1917, the William Henry Seward Collection is the largest and most-consulted special collection in Rush Rhees Library.

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Author aims to flip a broken school system

Author aims to flip a broken school system

February 10, 2014

American public education is in deep crisis, and current reforms are not working. Enough is enough, says Joanne Larson, professor of education at the Warner School of Education.

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