Tag: Arts and Sciences

Teens are more caring when they feel support from others

Teens are more caring when they feel support from others

February 1, 2016

A new study shows that values of social responsibility and caring for others decrease between the ages of 10 to 16. These decreases, however, are in concert with feelings of decreasing support from their parents, schools, and friends.

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Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

January 29, 2016

Journalist and professor Pamela Newkirk will deliver two lectures in February, discussing the case of Ota Benga — a Congolese pygmy who was exhibited across the U.S. at the turn of the century and who later took his own life — and on the media’s coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Institute for Popular Music pays tribute to progressive rock

Institute for Popular Music pays tribute to progressive rock

January 29, 2016

The 2015-2016 “In Performance” concert series continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, with a concert celebrating a genre that Institute for Popular Music director John Covach describes as “often overlooked by rock ‘n’ roll establishments like the Hall of Fame.”

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Your ear is a tape measure

Your ear is a tape measure

January 21, 2016

Most intervals between linked visual and auditory stimuli are so brief as to be imperceptible. A new study has found that we can glean distance information from these minimally discrepant arrival times nonetheless.

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Digital media team reaches round of 32 in Student Startup Madness tournament

Digital media team reaches round of 32 in Student Startup Madness tournament

January 19, 2016

A company run by four seniors has reached the final 32 of Student Startup Madness, a national collegiate competition for digital media startups. More than 100 teams applied.
The company is called “thinc.” and features a website that displays the front pages of college newspapers across the country.

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What’s in a game?

What’s in a game?

January 19, 2016

Senior digital media studies majors (from left) John Lockard, Yukun Liu, Gina Fabio, and Lean Mateos, are creating a video game set in a war zone. But to win the game, the object is not how many you can kill, but how many can you save.

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A swan song for the Fed dove who once was a hawk

A swan song for the Fed dove who once was a hawk

December 29, 2015

Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, leaves office at the end of this month best known for something that almost never happens with central bankers or economists: a radical shift in policy views.

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inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer  Jane Comfort and Company

inspireDANCE to feature renowned choreographer Jane Comfort and Company

December 23, 2015

The six-day celebration of dance, which is open to the public, will feature 25 classes taught by guest artists and faculty, including award–winning choreographer, Jane Comfort.

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Study raises hopes for cleaner gas alternative

Study raises hopes for cleaner gas alternative

December 21, 2015

“What we’ve been able to do is demonstrate that in a laboratory we can take ethanol and combine it to make butanol,” Dr. William Jones, a professor at the University of Rochester and study co-author, said. “It’s a step toward a more valuable fuel.”

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New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

December 14, 2015

Staged events—similar to this “Game of Stickes” played in Valladolid in honor of Philip the Fair—helped harden Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval Spain, argues historian Thomas Devaney in his new book Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460–1492.

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