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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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Restrictive housing for juveniles: punitive, not rehabilitative

Restrictive housing for juveniles: punitive, not rehabilitative

May 30, 2016

Restrictive housing—popularly referred to as “solitary confinement”—is widely employed in U.S. prisons and jails. Kevin Fiscella of the Department of Family Medicine examines the risks of restrictive housing, especially for juvenile offenders. / CorrectCare

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Sykes-Picot and the making of the modern Middle East

Sykes-Picot and the making of the modern Middle East

May 12, 2016

As the accord turns 100 years old, Aaron Hughes, professor of Jewish studies, weighs in on the impact the secret accord that established political control of territories in the Middle East among Great Britain, France, and Russia after World War I. / The Conversation

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Why Rousseff’s impeachment battle is bad for Brazil – but could be good for democracy

Why Rousseff’s impeachment battle is bad for Brazil – but could be good for democracy

May 9, 2016

Associate professor and chair of political science Gretchen Helmke asks whether ousting Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will end the country’s vicious cycle of political corruption. / Reuters

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World needs more U.S. government debt

World needs more U.S. government debt

April 27, 2016

In this time of global economic uncertainty, economics professor Narayana Kocherlakota argues that the U.S. government should be issuing more debt in order to strengthen the domestic economy. / Bloomberg View

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Can big data resolve the human condition?

Can big data resolve the human condition?

April 26, 2016

The Kavli HUMAN Project holds great promise for putting big data to the test. But as astronomy professor Adam Frank argue, “with great promise comes great responsibility.” / NPR

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Recognizing suicide risk in older adults

Recognizing suicide risk in older adults

April 23, 2016

Yeates Conwell, co-director of Rochester’s Center for Study and Prevention of Suicide talks about the “four D’s” that contribute to suicide risk in older adults. / Washington Post

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Prince ‘one of most significant artists in American popular music history’

Prince ‘one of most significant artists in American popular music history’

April 21, 2016

As people around the world begin to mourn the legendary musician and performer, rock historian John Covach remembers him as one of the “most important artists in American popular music during the last two decades of the twentieth century.”

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Is Brazil the Albany of South America?

Is Brazil the Albany of South America?

April 20, 2016

Why has the American media has reacted with shock and concern regarding the political corruption in Brazil, while largely ignoring the political scandals that have embroiled New York. / New York Daily News

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