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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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‘Inclusive habits of the mind and heart’: Diversity, justice, and higher education

‘Inclusive habits of the mind and heart’: Diversity, justice, and higher education

January 10, 2018

In this essay, Sasha Eloi-Evans ’05, ’17 (W), the academic programming coordinator for the Office of Minority Student Affairs and a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, reflects on diversity in higher education in the nearly 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.

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Political scientist Primo says Americans should worry about government control of social media

Political scientist Primo says Americans should worry about government control of social media

November 10, 2017

Congress is currently considering legislation that would regulate political advertising on social media.

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Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

October 7, 2017

Adam Parkes ’93 (PhD) explores the writing of Kazuo Ishiguro, recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, noting his fearless literary experimentation meshed with a simple austerity.

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Doug Phillips on the role of universities in their cities

Doug Phillips on the role of universities in their cities

October 4, 2017

During a recent Bloomberg Markets podcast, Doug Phillips, the University’s chief investment officer, discussed his thoughts on the role urban universities play in their communities.

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Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

Remembering Tom Petty: ‘A new traditionalist’

October 3, 2017

John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music, remembers the pop and rock values of Tom Petty. “Petty was not a new waver after all, but rather someone moving forward by looking back.”

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