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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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Sorry, cities: No strength in numbers

Sorry, cities: No strength in numbers

February 7, 2014

Urban legislators have long lamented that they do not get their fair share of bills passed in state governments, often blaming rural and suburban interests for blocking their efforts. Now a new study confirms one of those suspicions but surprisingly refutes the other.

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Super Bowl ad cost vs. ROI

Super Bowl ad cost vs. ROI

February 7, 2014

Professor of Marketing George Cook gives his views on the best ads this year, and shares his overall impression of their effectiveness. (video)

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“This Won’t Hurt a Bit: ObamaCare and Your Future”

“This Won’t Hurt a Bit: ObamaCare and Your Future”

February 7, 2014

The Politics and Markets Project presents a panel discussion, moderated by David Primo, on the consequences of ObamaCare for college students.

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The (Rochester) Face of Beatlemania

The (Rochester) Face of Beatlemania

February 5, 2014

Rochester alumna Robin Lynn ’70 witnessed the birth of Beatlemania—and had her reaction broadcast live on television. Fifty years later, she remains linked with the famous British foursome.

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Beatlemania at 50

Beatlemania at 50

February 5, 2014

On Feb. 9 1964, an estimated 73 million Americans tuned in to the Ed Sullivan Show to watch the Beatles make their American debut. This weekend, we look back on the four lads from Liverpool, and the impact they made on music, popular culture, and Rochester students and alumni.

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English professor’s poem selected as “Poem a Day”

English professor’s poem selected as “Poem a Day”

February 4, 2014

“The Whole World is Gone” by associate professor of English Jennifer Grotz was selected as the “Poem-a-Day” poem for February 4, 2014, by the Academy of American Poets.

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