Tag: Arts and Sciences

Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

May 27, 2016

Tiffany Miller ’00 and her family worked for years to overturn a ruling that prohibited World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots—known as WASPs—from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Barack Obama signed their bill into law last week.

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Close encounters of a tidal kind could lead to cracks on icy moons

Close encounters of a tidal kind could lead to cracks on icy moons

May 25, 2016

Until now, it was thought that the cracks on icy moons such as Pluto’s Charon were the result of geodynamical processes, such as plate tectonics. But new computer models run by Rochester researchers Alice Quillen and Cindy Ebinger suggest that the tidal pull exerted by another, similar object might have been the cause.

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Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

Can’t resist temptation? That may not be a bad thing

May 24, 2016

A new study finds that what might have been described as “maladapted” behavior or a lack of self control may actually be beneficial and thoughtful behavior for children who have been raised in resource-poor environments.

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Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

May 23, 2016

A self-reinforcing cycle of large brains, early birth, vulnerable infants, and intelligent parents is at the center of a novel model of human intelligence developed by brain and cognitive science researchers.

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6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

May 20, 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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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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Rochester’s first data science graduates delve into big data

Rochester’s first data science graduates delve into big data

May 10, 2016

This spring, the inaugural crop of students in Rochester’s new data science programs—at the undergraduate and master’s degree levels—are completing their first year of study at the Goergen Institute for Data Science, a program of the Schools of Arts & Sciences.

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Rochester’s prison education program aims to transform lives of inmates, undergraduates

Rochester’s prison education program aims to transform lives of inmates, undergraduates

May 10, 2016

Rochester will join forces with the Cornell Prison Education Program next year, as assistant professor of religion Joshua Dubler and his students bring the value of a higher education to an often invisible population while addressing the epidemic of mass incarceration.

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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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