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William Riker Prize in Political Science goes to MIT’s Acemoglu and Chicago’s Robinson

William Riker Prize in Political Science goes to MIT’s Acemoglu and Chicago’s Robinson

November 7, 2017

The long-time collaborators and co-authors of Why Nations Fail were honored by the University’s Department of Political Science for their work toward essentially building a new theory of political economy.

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Sixteen sophomores honored with O’Brien Book Award

Sixteen sophomores honored with O’Brien Book Award

October 30, 2017

The University’s Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa recognizes students who excelled both academically and in leadership roles during their first year at Rochester.

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Dustin Trail wins award for studies of early Earth

Dustin Trail wins award for studies of early Earth

October 26, 2017

The assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Mineralogical Society of America Award, a major honor in the field.

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Groundbreaking research in brain injuries wins over Meliora Weekend judges, audience

Groundbreaking research in brain injuries wins over Meliora Weekend judges, audience

October 24, 2017

What if researchers could find a way to bypass damaged areas of the brain to maintain the flow of information? That is the problem postdoctoral fellow Kevin Mazurek is working to solve.

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Seymour Schwartz, surgery icon, honored on national stage

Seymour Schwartz, surgery icon, honored on national stage

October 24, 2017

When Seymour Schwartz finished writing the first-edition of a textbook that’s known as the “surgeon’s Bible,” there were no CT scans. Fast forward to 2017, and Schwartz’s colleagues are celebrating his achievements—and advances in the field—at the American College of Surgery Clinical Congress.

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<em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em> names Dahpon Ho teaching innovator

Chronicle of Higher Education names Dahpon Ho teaching innovator

October 22, 2017

The assistant professor of history is known for having students reenact battle scenes, conduct “rocket” tests, and write propaganda campaigns to try to bring the era of the Korean War to life.

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Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 16, 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. “The recipients embody all that we value in teaching at the University,” says Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner.

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‘I emphasize that the classroom is a space for experiment and for playing with ideas’

‘I emphasize that the classroom is a space for experiment and for playing with ideas’

October 16, 2017

One of the things I appreciate most about having grown up in Alaska—other than the incredible natural beauty—is that it was home to people with so many different perspectives and leading so many different lifestyles. It’s a place where almost everyone is from somewhere else. People go there in part because they think differently than […]

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‘My goal is to always dig deep and make sure everyone understands the fundamentals’

‘My goal is to always dig deep and make sure everyone understands the fundamentals’

October 16, 2017

I’m an only child, and my mother and I moved around quite a bit when I was growing up. We lived in three different countries. I was born in Lexington, Kentucky as my father was going to medical school at the University of Kentucky. He passed away before I was born. My mother and I […]

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‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

October 16, 2017

My parents were missionaries. They would work in Pakistan for four years, return to Massachusetts for a year, and then go back for four years. So I lived in Pakistan from birth till age 16, with a couple of years back here in the U.S. It was great. I went to an international school, and […]

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