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Talking science so the public will listen

Talking science so the public will listen

July 12, 2018

Madeline Sofia ’16M (PhD), an assistant producer for National Public Radio, helps scientists—whom the public trusts more than the media or elected officials—to broaden their reach.

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Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women’s work

Equal Pay Day points to 100-year wage gap for women’s work

April 10, 2018

The Susan B. Anthony Center’s Equal Pay Day panelists will discuss issues of gender pay inequity on the date that marks how long women have to work into the new year to earn the same as men did in the previous year.

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Federal budget process is broken

Federal budget process is broken

March 27, 2018

“We need to take a look at the bigger picture here, which is that this bill does nothing to deal with our long-term budget challenges,” says Rochester political scientist David Primo. “Whether you are on the left or the right, that should be a big concern.”

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Thinking about ‘visual privilege’ and the 2018 Oscars

Thinking about ‘visual privilege’ and the 2018 Oscars

March 1, 2018

Sharon Willis, a member of Rochester’s Film and Media Studies program faculty, says this year’s nominations show that change may be afoot in Hollywood—but that how much movies will be transformed remains to be seen.

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Concerns build about growing national debt

Concerns build about growing national debt

February 19, 2018

In the wake of the Trump administration’s $4.4 trillion federal budget proposal last week, Rochester political scientist and author David Primo says he’s worried about the long-term effects of the growing national debt.

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John Cullen on current two-year study of domestic violence reporting

John Cullen on current two-year study of domestic violence reporting

February 14, 2018

Researchers at the University of Rochester have now teamed up to study and improve technology that can show a bruising much faster on victims of domestic violence.

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Scientists discuss nuclear and climate threats to humankind

Scientists discuss nuclear and climate threats to humankind

February 8, 2018

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists recently moved the Doomsday Clock’s minute hand to two minutes to midnight, the closest it’s come to midnight since the Cold War. Tom Weber, professor of Earth and environmental sciences, discusses the clock and its underpinnings.

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Economist says market is experiencing ‘volatility burst’

Economist says market is experiencing ‘volatility burst’

February 8, 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is undergoing some wild swings. But Narayana Kocherlakota, economics professor and former president of the Minneapolis Fed, sees no reason for immediate concern.

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Does it matter if government is dysfunctional?

Does it matter if government is dysfunctional?

January 22, 2018

David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, sought to put the recent government shutdown into perspective on a guest appearance on NPR.

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