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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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By asking, ‘What’s the Worst Part of This?’ physicians can ease suffering

By asking, ‘What’s the Worst Part of This?’ physicians can ease suffering

December 22, 2015

When patients suffer, doctors tend to want to fix things and if they cannot many doctors then withdraw emotionally. But by turning toward patient suffering, professor Ronald Epstein argues that doctors can both help their patients and find more meaning in their work.

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New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

December 14, 2015

Staged events—similar to this “Game of Stickes” played in Valladolid in honor of Philip the Fair—helped harden Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval Spain, argues historian Thomas Devaney in his new book Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460–1492.

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Research points to pitfalls in new teacher certification assessment

Research points to pitfalls in new teacher certification assessment

December 14, 2015

The first teacher candidates required to pass edTPA (a new teaching performance assessment) for certification in New York and Washington States encountered multiple ambiguities, uncertainties, and other obstacles while trying to complete its requirements, two Warner School researchers report.

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Archaeologist to discuss West Africa’s slave castles

Archaeologist to discuss West Africa’s slave castles

November 25, 2015

Syracuse University professor and author Christopher R. DeCorse will discuss how archaeology has shown that African cultures were both transformed and maintained throughout the Atlantic World.

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