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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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Rochester implements restorative practices

Rochester implements restorative practices

September 7, 2018

In this episode of the Quadcast podcast, experts and scholars in the field of restorative practices talk about their work and what they hope to accomplish through an ongoing initiative at the University of Rochester.

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Quadcast transcript: Rochester implements restorative practice

September 7, 2018

This is a transcript for the September 7, 2018 episode of the University Quadcast podcast.

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Dean Donald Hall shares priorities, vision for Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Dean Donald Hall shares priorities, vision for Arts, Sciences & Engineering

July 16, 2018

The Quadcast team sits down with Donald Hall, the new dean of the faculty for Arts, Sciences & Engineering, to discuss his approach to building academic communities, to growing an increasingly diverse and inclusive faculty, and to fostering the internationalization of higher education.

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A personal and professional transition

A personal and professional transition

June 13, 2018

When Chloe Corcoran ’04 decided to live openly as a trans woman, she vowed that she would return the kindness and support she received. In a recent interview, Corcoran talks about her personal journey and her efforts to inspire and inform through her PhD work at the Warner School and in her new role as associate director for identity-based programming for the Office of Alumni Relations.

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Leading experts to offer designs for diversity

Leading experts to offer designs for diversity

April 9, 2018

President Richard Feldman recently announced that he has engaged the support of the consulting firm DeEtta Jones and Associates to help guide key elements of the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.

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Rebuilding trust and restoring community

Rebuilding trust and restoring community

March 22, 2018

Experts trained in a method of conflict resolution called “restorative practices” have been engaged by the University to rebuild trust in the wake of the White Report. Members of the University community who are interested in learning more are encouraged to attend a workshop, “Healing Harm and Rebuilding Community Through Restorative Practices,” on Monday, March 26, in the Wegmans Hall auditorium.

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Commission leaders see broader mission

Commission leaders see broader mission

March 15, 2018

The newly formed Commission on Women and Gender Equity in Academia, chaired by associate professor of biomedical engineering Amy Lerner, left, and medical student Antoinette Esce ’15 has agreed to recommendations for clearer policies related to such issues as sexual harassment and intimate relationships, but is calling for further action to address what they say are more central issues of gender inequity.

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2017: The year in scholarship

2017: The year in scholarship

December 22, 2017

Each year, the University of Rochester produces academic and scholarly work that contributes to our understanding and appreciation of the world around us.

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