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How might we detect possible intelligent life beyond Earth?

How might we detect possible intelligent life beyond Earth?

September 28, 2018

“There’s so much to look at, and we’ve done so little of it so far,” Rochester professor of astrophysics Adam Frank told NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Authoritarian rhetoric about left-wing violence ‘distorted,’ ‘dangerous’

Authoritarian rhetoric about left-wing violence ‘distorted,’ ‘dangerous’

September 28, 2018

In a Washington Post essay, associate professor of history Matthew Lenoe draws parallels between recent unfounded warnings from the Trump administration about left-wing violence and the fascist movements of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

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The art of crafting your job

The art of crafting your job

August 28, 2018

“Five questions” with Emil Kang ’90, a national arts leader who took his first job as a gallery receptionist and made it his own.

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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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