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The core of Chuck Berry’s legacy

The core of Chuck Berry’s legacy

March 20, 2017

Rock ‘n roll Legend Chuck Berry died on March 18 at the age of 90. John Covach, rock historian and director of the Institute for Popular Music, writes an op-ed remembrance article for Macleans, on what made Chuck Berry iconic in a era of song stylists, covers, and lyric sanitization.

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If you’re asked to pay, walk away

If you’re asked to pay, walk away

March 15, 2017

Ajay Kuriyan, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Medical Center, cautions against what can go wrong when stem cell procedures are not appropriately regulated.

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Nurturing a love for reading

Nurturing a love for reading

February 21, 2017

In an op-ed for Fox News, Carol Anne St. George, assistant professor of teaching and curriculum at the Warner School of Education, shares the “compelling reasons for reading aloud to children” as well as tips to make the read-aloud experience enjoyable.

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Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

Earth’s magnetic field—reversing or fluctuating?

February 8, 2017

For the last 160 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been weakening. In an essay shared on Newsweek, professor John Tarduno explains archaeomagnetism research, in which geophysicists team up with archaeologists to study the effects of these changes.

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Kocherlakota talks FOMC and wage inflation

Kocherlakota talks FOMC and wage inflation

February 1, 2017

On Bloomberg News, Narayana Kocherlakota discusses the Federal Reserve’s most recent decision to leave interest rates unchanged, slack in the labor market, and why he thinks Federal Open Market Committee meetings need reviving.

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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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