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Connections: George H. W. Bush’s new biography written by Curt Smith

Connections: George H. W. Bush’s new biography written by Curt Smith

November 19, 2014

Curt Smith, the author, lecturer, and former presidential speechwriter, is our guest this hour to talk about his new biography on President George H. W. Bush. Smith was a speechwriter for the 41st President of the United States. He’s written 16 books and was a speechwriter for, among other people, George H.W. Bush.

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“Our Work is But Begun”

“Our Work is But Begun”

November 17, 2014

Did you know tuition to the University of Rochester was just $30 a year in 1852 or that Susan B. Anthony convinced the Board of Trustees to admit women in 1900? These are just some of the important facts you’ll learn while reading the new book just released called Our Work is But Begun — a history of the University of Rochester.

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Top spenders on Capitol Hill pay billions, receive trillions

Top spenders on Capitol Hill pay billions, receive trillions

November 17, 2014

All of this might imply that donors are the driving force on Capitol Hill, but David Primo, a professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, doubts that. “The conventional wisdom out there is that businesses are going to Washington, writing checks and expecting big returns,” he says.

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Medical Center receives $2.5M for translational PhD program

November 17, 2014

A grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support a new doctoral program — called Infection and Immunity: From Molecules to Populations (IIMP) — that will train scholars in both research and population health.

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Drawing strength from the gifts her mother left behind

Drawing strength from the gifts her mother left behind

November 15, 2014

Photo caption: Makia Green, 22, a senior at the University of Rochester, in St. Matthew’s Baptist Church in Harlem, where her mother taught Sunday school. Ms. Green, who lost her mother to cancer last year, is focused on finishing college, searching for a job and finding a place to live.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents <i>Venus</i>

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: International Theatre Program presents Venus

November 14, 2014

The play is based on the true story of Saartijie Baartman, a South African woman taken from her home in 1810 and brought to London where she becomes an overnight sensation on the freak-show circuit. Later dubbed the “Venus Hottentot,” Baartman’s image became known in popular culture as a symbol of sexuality.

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Taylor Swift to Spotify: Blank Space or blank check?

Taylor Swift to Spotify: Blank Space or blank check?

November 13, 2014

These streaming sites pay nano-pennies to musicians, John Covach, popular music historian director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester in New York and popular music historian, told the Monitor. Covach pointed to a recent blog post from a consortium of bands whose music is being streamed in which said they report royalties between $36 and $58 per month.

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Statement from Rob Clark, Sr. VP for Research, on the value of scientific peer review

November 11, 2014

“The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology is currently conducting a review on grants issued by the agency for some 60 merit-reviewed projects, including one from the University of Rochester. Scientific research awarded through peer-review process should not be subject to political or ideological interference.”

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Woman to watch: Jane Possee

Woman to watch: Jane Possee

November 11, 2014

In 1975, when Jane Possee signed on to coach the University of Rochester’s women’s basketball and field hockey teams, the state of women’s sports was quite different than it is today. From the outset, Possee was determined to effect change. “When I started, there were very few (athletic) opportunities for women in the spring, other than tennis,” says Possee, now an athletic administrator. “So I started a women’s lacrosse team, which meant that I was coaching three different team sports.”

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Simon rises in Bloomberg ranking of full-time MBA programs

Simon rises in Bloomberg ranking of full-time MBA programs

November 11, 2014

The full-time MBA program at the University of Rochesters Simon Business School is on the rise. The program was one of the leading movers on the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of the top full-time MBA programs. The Simon Schools full-time MBA program is ranked 38th, a jump of 12 places from 50th in 2012.

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