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Posters present a visual history of AIDS epidemic

Posters present a visual history of AIDS epidemic

November 30, 2017

For decades, Edward Atwater ’50, a professor emeritus of medicine at the Medical Center, has collected medical history artifacts. In 2007, he began turning his collection of more than 8,000 AIDS education posters over to the University and it is now the world’s largest single collection of visual resources related to AIDS and HIV.

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One hundred years of solitude? Try 15 minutes instead

One hundred years of solitude? Try 15 minutes instead

November 21, 2017

In a series of experiments, Rochester psychologists found that people who sat alone without devices for 15 minutes and chose what to think about experienced the positive effects of solitude: feeling calmer and less anxious, without feeling lonely or sad.

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All in at East

All in at East

November 16, 2017

In 2014, a Rochester high school was on the brink of closure. Since then, a partnership with the University has helped East High School to forge a new culture and commitment to revival.

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East High: Amid change, challenges persist

East High: Amid change, challenges persist

November 15, 2017

In this episode of the Quadcast, host Sandra Knispel speaks with members of the East High community to find out how far the school, the students, and the University partnership have come in the last two years.

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History under a microscope

History under a microscope

November 13, 2017

The Future(s) of Microhistory symposium brings prominent historians to Rochester to discuss one of the most influential methodologies in their field in the last few decades.

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What makes Pulitzer Prize–winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich curious?

What makes Pulitzer Prize–winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich curious?

November 8, 2017

In a 1976 journal article, Ulrich coined a phrase that has become ubiquitous: Well-behaved women seldom make history. The Humanities Center hosts the feminist historian, who will speak about writing and micro-histories.

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William Riker Prize in Political Science goes to MIT’s Acemoglu and Chicago’s Robinson

William Riker Prize in Political Science goes to MIT’s Acemoglu and Chicago’s Robinson

November 7, 2017

The long-time collaborators and co-authors of Why Nations Fail were honored by the University’s Department of Political Science for their work toward essentially building a new theory of political economy.

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Russia’s October Revolution not what Marx had in mind

Russia’s October Revolution not what Marx had in mind

November 6, 2017

100 years later, historian Matt Lenoe argues that the Russian Revolution was not a workers’ revolt, but a movement against predatory imperialism.

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Thinking about time

Thinking about time

November 3, 2017

Spring forward. Fall back. On two Sundays each year, as we move in and out of Daylight Saving Time, time itself suddenly starts to seem a little arbitrary. Every discipline in the University has its own way of constructing and thinking about time.

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Fed expert calls Jerome Powell an “excellent nomination”

Fed expert calls Jerome Powell an “excellent nomination”

November 2, 2017

Following President Trump’s nomination of Jerome Powell to succeed Janet Yellen as chief of the Federal Reserve, Narayana Kocherlakota noted his approval of the selection.

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