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National Urban League president to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

National Urban League president to deliver MLK Commemorative Address

February 25, 2016

Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, will deliver the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address. The event has been rescheduled and will now be held on Monday, February 29.

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Translator, collaborator, editor: Creating an award-winning work of ‘living text’

Translator, collaborator, editor: Creating an award-winning work of ‘living text’

February 22, 2016

Kaija Straumanis ’12 (MA), a graduate of Rochester’s literary translation program and now editorial director at Open Letter, speaks about her work with Latvian writer Inga Ābele.

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Scholars to discuss <i>‘Transparent’</i> at first academic conference

Scholars to discuss ‘Transparent’ at first academic conference

February 11, 2016

In December, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies will host a conference examining the nexus of sex and gender studies, Jewish studies, American studies, and media studies themes that run through the show.

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Teens are more caring when they feel support from others

Teens are more caring when they feel support from others

February 1, 2016

A new study shows that values of social responsibility and caring for others decrease between the ages of 10 to 16. These decreases, however, are in concert with feelings of decreasing support from their parents, schools, and friends.

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Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

January 29, 2016

Journalist and professor Pamela Newkirk will deliver two lectures in February, discussing the case of Ota Benga and the media’s coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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What’s in a game?

What’s in a game?

January 19, 2016

Senior digital media studies majors (from left) John Lockard, Yukun Liu, Gina Fabio, and Lean Mateos, are creating a video game set in a war zone. But to win the game, the object is not how many you can kill, but how many can you save.

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Rock history remembers David Bowie

Rock history remembers David Bowie

January 11, 2016

David Bowie, who died Sunday at the age of 69, wasn’t the first performer to create an alter ego. But as music professor and director of the Institute for Popular Music John Covach explains, the difference with Bowie was how his personas would change over the years, sometimes shifting drastically.

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Papers of World War II spy, friend of Mahatma Gandhi now fully available to the public

Papers of World War II spy, friend of Mahatma Gandhi now fully available to the public

December 31, 2015

In her formative years, Joan Bondurant dreamt of a career in music. Instead, she became a spy. Now, in time for what would have been her 97th birthday, the Joan V. Bondurant Papers are fully processed at the River Campus Libraries and are available to scholars across the globe.

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Who’s most injury-prone on ice? Aspiring Michelle Kwans and Tara Lipinskis

Who’s most injury-prone on ice? Aspiring Michelle Kwans and Tara Lipinskis

December 30, 2015

An estimated 250,000 people landed in emergency rooms in the past decade due to recreational ice skating injuries—and the majority of them were children and teenage girls, according to a University of Rochester Emergency Department study.

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