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Nick Vamivakas named dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

Nick Vamivakas named dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

July 26, 2019

Vamivakas succeeds Melissa Sturge-Apple as dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

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Gloria Culver reappointed Dean of School of Arts & Sciences

Gloria Culver reappointed Dean of School of Arts & Sciences

May 22, 2019

Serving as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences since 2015, Gloria Culver has been reappointed to a new five-year term. The Board of Trustees approved Culver’s deanship renewal at its May meeting.

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Free speech and trigger warnings

Free speech and trigger warnings

April 25, 2019

On college campuses, where safe spaces and free inquiry often coexist, do trigger warnings protect students or hinder free speech? This episode of the University’s Quadcast podcast takes on the growing debate.

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Quadcast transcript: Freedom of speech and trigger warning

April 25, 2019

The complete transcript for the April 24, 2019 episode of the University of Rochester Quadcast podcast.

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Quadcast transcript: Should higher ed go digital?

March 25, 2019

Jim Ver Steeg:            You’re listening to Quadcast, the official podcast of the University of Rochester. I’m Jim Ver Steeg, your host. From smartphones and social media to augmented spaces and virtual reality, digital technologies are changing the ways we connect with each other and interact with our world. Higher education is no exception. Students on […]

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Should higher education go digital?

Should higher education go digital?

March 25, 2019

From smartphones and social media to augmented spaces and virtual reality —three Rochester professors discuss the role digital technologies play in our learning.

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What’s the problem with civility?

What’s the problem with civility?

February 7, 2019

Three Rochester professors discuss the nature of America’s political and social divide and offer ideas on how higher education might help bridge the widening gap.

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Quadcast transcript: What’s the problem with civility?

February 7, 2019

The complete transcript for the February 7, 2019 episode of the University of Rochester Quadcast podcast.

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Quadcast transcript: An academic understanding of hate

November 29, 2018

The complete transcript for the November 29, 2018 episode of the University of Rochester Quadcast podcast.

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An academic understanding of hate

An academic understanding of hate

November 29, 2018

Listening to the news, it can feel as though acts of violence—particularly violence inspired by bigotry and hate—are on the rise, and unfortunately the numbers back that up. How are we to make sense of this rise? Three Rochester researchers sat down for an academic conversation about hate and intolerance, discussing reactions to recent incidents of hate, important lessons from history, and the psychology of stereotypes and intolerance.

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