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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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Quadcast: <em>Mother of the Church</em>

Quadcast: Mother of the Church

July 5, 2017

In her book Mother of the Church, Tatyana Bakhmetyeva, a lecturer with the Susan B. Anthony Institute, describes how Russian emigre Sofia Svechina rose in influence as an adviser to numerous political, social, and religious leaders of her day.

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Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

June 26, 2017

The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.

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Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

Douglas Crimp revisits art world, gay culture of 1970s New York

January 6, 2017

Before Pictures, a new book by art and culture critic Douglas Crimp, brings together anecdote, criticism, research, and illustration to describe the art world and gay life in New York City in the 1960s and ’70s.

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Year’s top books share roots in University archives

Year’s top books share roots in University archives

December 20, 2016

This year, The New York Times list of the 100 most notable books for 2016 included two that were written by authors who used the River Campus Libraries’ Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation renowned collections for their work.

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Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

Opening a window on poetry, inspiration

December 15, 2016

In her newest book of poetry, Window Left Open, English professor Jennifer Grotz draws on her frequent visits to Monastère de Saorge in the French Alps. “It was like the monastery became a kind of vocabulary for me.”

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