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What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

June 27, 2019

Why have civil wars and insurgencies occurred in Sudan and Uganda, but not Kenya? A new study finds the origins of ethnic violence in precolonial political organization.

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Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 27, 2019

A Rochester study shows that teenagers who can describe their emotions in precise and nuanced ways—saying ‘I feel ashamed’ instead of simply saying ‘I feel bad’— are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t.

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Do political term limits work?

Do political term limits work?

June 21, 2019

Rochester political scientist Lynda Powell, who has studied the effects of legislative term limits since 1995, testified on Capitol Hill about her research findings on the matter.

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Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

June 12, 2019

Researchers and clinicians, among them experts at the University of Rochester and the Medical Center, have been working hand in hand to address the increase of children and adolescents experiencing a suicide crisis.

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When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

June 10, 2019

Rochester political scientist David Primo discussed corporate political activity during his apperance on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom.

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Quadcast transcript: Preventing teen suicide

June 7, 2019

The complete transcript for the June 5, 2019 episode of the University of Rochester Quadcast podcast.

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Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

May 24, 2019

The short answer is “yes,” according a new study from researchers in Rochester, Amsterdam and Wales, who set out to discover whether more information about genetically modified foods could change consumers’ attitudes.

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Has the World Health Organization measured up?

Has the World Health Organization measured up?

May 22, 2019

In a new history, Rochester professor emeritus Theodore Brown looks at how well the organization, founded in the aftermath of World War II, has met its lofty mission of ensuring “highest possible level of health” by all peoples.

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Graduating seniors share memories, look ahead

Graduating seniors share memories, look ahead

May 9, 2019

Four seniors share their aspirations for the future and some favorite memories as members of the Class of 2019 in this episode of the Quadcast podcast.

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Quadcast transcript: Graduating seniors share memories, look ahead

May 9, 2019

The complete transcript for the May 6, 2019 episode of the University of Rochester Quadcast podcast.

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