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Political scientist Primo says Americans should worry about government control of social media

Political scientist Primo says Americans should worry about government control of social media

November 10, 2017

Congress is currently considering legislation that would regulate political advertising on social media.

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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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Time’s ticking as ‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists meet

Time’s ticking as ‘Doomsday Clock’ scientists meet

November 3, 2017

As the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists meets to evaluate scenarios for man-made catastrophe, Rochester scientists worry current risk levels are “way too high.”

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Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

October 17, 2017

The third Bright Line Watch survey, co-authored by Rochester political scientist Gretchen Helmke, focuses on the health of U.S. democratic institutions and compares the results from thousands of political professionals with the general public.

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University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

October 11, 2017

Historian Derek Peterson ’93 has been awarded one of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships—commonly known as the “genius grant”—for his work in reshaping the understanding of African colonialism and nationalism.

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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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Talking politics in an age of division

Talking politics in an age of division

June 12, 2017

David Primo, for the past few years, has been promoting “agreeable disagreement” through organized panels on hot-button issues, bringing proponents of diverse viewpoints together to engender thoughtful discussion.

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Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

May 18, 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.

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