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Much more than a teen idol: George Michael the musician

Much more than a teen idol: George Michael the musician

December 26, 2016

John Covach, rock historian and director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music, summarized Michael’s impact on and influence in an essay for CNN.

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NASA’s historic, crucial role in earth science

NASA’s historic, crucial role in earth science

December 2, 2016

In an op-ed for the New York Times, Professor Adam Frank makes the case for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s role in earth-centric science. “Without NASA, climate research worldwide would be hobbled,” he writes.

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Magic Johnson’s HIV bombshell, 25 years later

Magic Johnson’s HIV bombshell, 25 years later

November 30, 2016

LaRon Nelson, assistant professor of nursing and associate director of international research at the University’s Center for AIDS Research, discusses how Johnson’s announcement changed public perceptions and how far have we come since then in addressing the HIV/AIDS public health crisis.

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Don’t complain that polls were wrong

Don’t complain that polls were wrong

November 14, 2016

Professor of Economics and Bloomberg View columnist Narayana Kocherlakota explains the role of polls—and statistical forecasting in general—as part of the U.S. election process.

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Political scientists nationwide voice concerns about Trump presidency

Political scientists nationwide voice concerns about Trump presidency

November 7, 2016

In an effort spearheaded by Rochester faculty, more than 300 political scientists from across the United States have signed a statement voicing their collective concern about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

October 13, 2016

His first album was a flop. He was loved in the United Kingdom before the United States. As people around the world start to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, rock historian John Covach, director of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music, identifies six stops along the artist’s turbulent rise to the top in the 1960s.

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Workplace premiums show modest rise

Workplace premiums show modest rise

October 4, 2016

Gerald Wedig from Simon Business School reviews the link between health insurance premiums and the continuing migration of consumers to high deductible healthcare plans.

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Short answers to big questions: Exploring atoms in space

Short answers to big questions: Exploring atoms in space

August 11, 2016

University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank helps NPR listeners answer: If there are points in space with only three atoms per cubic meter, what fills in the rest? / All Things Considered

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‘NATO is not a golf club’

‘NATO is not a golf club’

August 2, 2016

Recent statements and revelations about Donald Trump, NATO, Russia, and the Ukraine have left political science professor Randall Stone wondering, “whether this a novel written by Tom Clancy or whether this is an episode of House of Cards.” / WXXI.org

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May we recommend. . .

May we recommend. . .

July 29, 2016

Looking for a little summer reading . . . or viewing, or listening? A few members of the faculty share their recommendations for books, music, and videos not to be missed.

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