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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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How business schools can help women attain leadership roles

How business schools can help women attain leadership roles

August 26, 2017

Women’s Equality Day annually marks the adoption of the 19th Amendment. But nearly one hundred years later, “women are far from equally represented in corporate leadership ranks,” writes Rebekah Lewin, assistant dean of admissions and financial aid at the Simon Business School.

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Making Rochester an epicenter of light and sound innovation

Making Rochester an epicenter of light and sound innovation

August 22, 2017

Rochester has the unique potential to become an international hub for light and sound innovation, according to Joel Seligman and David Munson, presidents of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology, respectively.

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In the summer of 1967: <em>Sgt. Pepper</em> altered pop music industry

In the summer of 1967: Sgt. Pepper altered pop music industry

May 26, 2017

In an op-ed for Newsweek, Professor John Covach marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic album, noting that only the Beatles could have released such a musically adventurous and experimental work.

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