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Calculating the cost of being black in America

Calculating the cost of being black in America

July 9, 2018

In his new book, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, engineer and businessman Shawn Rochester ’97 uses the tools of personal finance management to calculate the costs of racial discrimination.

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Parsing the Pledge of Allegiance

Parsing the Pledge of Allegiance

June 13, 2018

In an excerpt from his new book, philosophy professor Randall Curren looks at the Pledge’s Rochester roots and traces its evolving use in public schools.

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Book shines a light on co-evolution of planets and civilizations

Book shines a light on co-evolution of planets and civilizations

June 12, 2018

In Light of the Stars, astrophysicist Adam Frank poses big questions about alien civilizations, climate change, and what life on other worlds tells us about our own fate.

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New book explores ‘ethical turn’ of critical theory

New book explores ‘ethical turn’ of critical theory

December 20, 2017

Professor Robert Doran focuses on iconic 20th-century philosophers like Michel Foucault, Hayden White, Gayatri Spivak, and Richard Rorty, and explores critical theory’s pivot away from a narrowly focused investigation of meaning and text.

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The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

December 13, 2017

Just before dawn on May 18, 1683, pirates stormed the port city of Veracruz, capturing around 1,500 people and selling them to the slave markets of Haiti and South Carolina. Pablo Sierra Silva, assistant professor of history, is on a mission to trace what happened to them.

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Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

Finding roots of globalization in Ottoman Empire’s railway

December 13, 2017

In his new book, assistant professor of art history Peter Christensen focuses on infrastructure–railway stations specifically–and their place in architectural history not just as technology, but also as art.

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Field guide to fruit flies documents these surprisingly close human relatives

Field guide to fruit flies documents these surprisingly close human relatives

October 4, 2017

The common fruit fly is often deemed an annoying household pest. But these tiny insects are a boon to researchers. Rochester biologist John Jaenike has co-authored the first comprehensive guide to fruit flies published in nearly a century.

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Charlie Norris ’68, NBA star Byron Scott offer leadership tips

Charlie Norris ’68, NBA star Byron Scott offer leadership tips

September 25, 2017

Be humble. Be a good listener. And never be complacent. The co-authors of the book Slam-Dunk Success: Leading From Every Position on Life’s Court, offered these key tips to student athletes while visiting campus.

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Mysteries shape Joanna Scott’s newest novel

Mysteries shape Joanna Scott’s newest novel

September 19, 2017

Careers for Women, a new novel by English professor Joanna Scott, had its beginnings in her attic where she rediscovered a paper bag full of newspaper clippings that she’d collected in the wake of September 11, 2001.

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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

July 10, 2017

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”

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