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6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

October 13, 2016

His first album was a flop. He was loved in the United Kingdom before the United States. As people around the world start to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, rock historian John Covach, director of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music, identifies six stops along the artist’s turbulent rise to the top in the 1960s.

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Workplace premiums show modest rise

Workplace premiums show modest rise

October 4, 2016

Gerald Wedig from Simon Business School reviews the link between health insurance premiums and the continuing migration of consumers to high deductible healthcare plans.

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Short answers to big questions: Exploring atoms in space

Short answers to big questions: Exploring atoms in space

August 11, 2016

University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank helps NPR listeners answer: If there are points in space with only three atoms per cubic meter, what fills in the rest? / All Things Considered

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‘NATO is not a golf club’

‘NATO is not a golf club’

August 2, 2016

Recent statements and revelations about Donald Trump, NATO, Russia, and the Ukraine have left political science professor Randall Stone wondering, “whether this a novel written by Tom Clancy or whether this is an episode of House of Cards.” / WXXI.org

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May we recommend. . .

May we recommend. . .

July 29, 2016

Looking for a little summer reading . . . or viewing, or listening? A few members of the faculty share their recommendations for books, music, and videos not to be missed.

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World Population Day: Why focus on teenage girls?

World Population Day: Why focus on teenage girls?

July 11, 2016

In marking this year’s them, “Investing in Teenage Girls,” Catherine Cerulli, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center, offers her insights on the human rights issues that young women face today and what can be done to address these challenges.

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Making the case for life on other planets

Making the case for life on other planets

June 15, 2016

How can we calculate the likelihood of technological civilizations having existed on other planets? That’s a question Adam Frank, professor of astronomy, considers in an essay, “Yes, There Have Been Aliens,” published in the New York Times.

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Brain tune-up from action video game play

Brain tune-up from action video game play

June 14, 2016

Numerous studies have found that playing action video games such as “Call of Duty” helps cognitive functioning. Brain and cognitive sciences professor Daphne Bavelier explains how shooting zombies can enhance brain skills. / Scientific American

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What makes America (and civilization) great

What makes America (and civilization) great

June 7, 2016

Astronomy professor Adam Frank traces the “line from [Ellis] Chesbrough’s audacious plan to make Chicago a clean, functioning city 150 years ago and the invisible infrastructures hiding behind your cell phone” today. / NPR.org

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Did Caitlyn Jenner help or hinder the trans revolution?

Did Caitlyn Jenner help or hinder the trans revolution?

May 31, 2016

Reflecting on the year since her first appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair, John Cullen and Nick Kapser from the University’s Susan B. Anthony Center reflect on the very public transition of Caitlyn Jenner. / Newsweek

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