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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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Frederick Douglass delivered ‘best Fourth of July speech in American history’ in Rochester

Frederick Douglass delivered ‘best Fourth of July speech in American history’ in Rochester

June 30, 2016

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” Frederick Douglass delivered his rousing oration on July 5th at Rochester’s Corinthian Hall. An original printing of the speech has been digitized by Rare Books and Special Collections and can be read online.

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Fighting kids’ ‘summer slide’

Fighting kids’ ‘summer slide’

June 29, 2016

Summer vacation is upon us. And while kids often look forward to the break from their studies, professor Carol St. George warns that the time off can lead to some back-sliding when it comes to learning. / Democrat and Chronicle

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What’s at stake when languages are lost?

What’s at stake when languages are lost?

June 22, 2016

Linguists estimate that by the end of this century, half of the 7,000 languages currently in use around the world will have vanished. Rochester scholars join the race—and to train a new generation of scholars—to document the world’s linguistic diversity before it’s too late.

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Seward family papers project earns National Archives grant

Seward family papers project earns National Archives grant

June 16, 2016

The grant will be used to continue and expand the collaboration with volunteers from the Highlands at Pittsford retirement community and retired UR staff and librarians to transcribe, annotate, and tag achival documents.

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Is Wal-Mart really winning in the grocery business?

Is Wal-Mart really winning in the grocery business?

June 8, 2016

Research from the Simon Business School suggests that, while large supermarket chains may struggle when a Wal-Mart in their market enters the grocery business, small independent grocers actually thrive.

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New center to promote K-12 urban education success

New center to promote K-12 urban education success

June 3, 2016

Grounded in the University’s partnership with East High School, the Center for Urban Education Success will bring together the Warner School’s educational programs, community outreach, and research about urban schools, as well as the University’s work at East.

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Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

May 27, 2016

Tiffany Miller ’00 and her family worked for years to overturn a ruling that prohibited World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots—known as WASPs—from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Barack Obama signed their bill into law last week.

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