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Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

October 18, 2018

Among adolescents who suffered abuse or neglect as children, not all entertain suicidal thoughts. So what can we learn about those who do? A Mt. Hope Family Center study shows a strong correlation between poor mother-daughter relationships and increased suicide risk in teenage girls.

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Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

October 18, 2018

What cognitive processes contribute to how we function in a social world, and where do those processes break down? David Dodell-Feder—a new assistant professor of psychology—brings brain imaging, neuroscience, and even music and literature to bear in his research on the science of social connection.

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Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

October 11, 2018

The project brings together students in the humanities and computer science and retired volunteers to help transcribe the thousands of Seward family letters written in Victorian-era cursive handwriting.

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Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

October 8, 2018

The former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester is currently a professor at New York University, and was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his work on the economics of technological change.

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Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

September 27, 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.

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Mt. Hope Family Center receives $8 million grant to establish national center for child maltreatment studies

Mt. Hope Family Center receives $8 million grant to establish national center for child maltreatment studies

September 27, 2018

The new TRANSFORM Center will focus on research, policy, and training aimed at preventing child maltreatment.

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<em>Gone Missing</em> a ‘quirky, documentary musical’

Gone Missing a ‘quirky, documentary musical’

September 25, 2018

Keys, phone, pets,… your mind?—when’s the last time you lost something? It’s the theme of the new theatrical production Gone Missing, produced by the International Theatre Program and set to open during Meliora Weekend.

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What is a journalistic ‘expert’ in a social media age?

What is a journalistic ‘expert’ in a social media age?

September 24, 2018

If we’re surrounded by “fake news,” was there ever a golden age of “real news?” Journalist and former dean of Columbia’s journalism school Nicholas Lemann kicks off the Humanities Center Public Lecture Series, this year focusing on themes of expertise and evidence.

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Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

September 21, 2018

The Medical Center is partnering with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the nation’s first program dedicated to the study of one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use, flavored tobacco.

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