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Wormholes and stains add to backstory of medieval manuscript’s acquisition

Wormholes and stains add to backstory of medieval manuscript’s acquisition

August 8, 2022

The 700-year-old manuscript is the first in a new University of Rochester library collection that honors historian Richard Kaeuper. “I can think of no one more deserving of such a legacy than Dick,” says Tucker Million ’21 (PhD), who was among the nearly 100 alumni who helped make the newly minted Richard W. Kaeuper Collection of Medieval Manuscripts a reality.

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Helping teens channel stress, grow in resilience

Helping teens channel stress, grow in resilience

July 6, 2022

Psychologists have developed a tool to help teens turn everyday stressors that could lead to anxiety and depression into a positive force instead.

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‘With the media, there is no truth, there are just appearances’

‘With the media, there is no truth, there are just appearances’

June 28, 2022

The University of Rochester remembers political scientist Peter Regenstreif, an expert on mass media.

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Russia and Ukraine: Putin ‘has his back up against the wall’

Russia and Ukraine: Putin ‘has his back up against the wall’

April 19, 2022

Randall Stone, an expert on Eastern and Central Europe, discusses the direction of the war in Ukraine, including the likelihood of Russia’s using biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons.

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What is intimate partner violence? It’s not just physical abuse

What is intimate partner violence? It’s not just physical abuse

March 23, 2022

Victims’ advocate Catherine Cerulli offers expert advice on how to spot an unhealthy relationship before this form of domestic violence starts.

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Anti-trans laws use child protective services to harm transgender youth

Anti-trans laws use child protective services to harm transgender youth

March 11, 2022

Professor Mical Raz argues in the Washington Post that for trans children, their “very existence is at stake” when definitions of neglect and abuse become overly broad.

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How to end the war in Ukraine

How to end the war in Ukraine

March 9, 2022

Rochester political scientist Hein Goemans, an expert on war termination, applies possible scenarios to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

March 3, 2022

Rochester historian Matthew Lenoe explains how Ukraine’s history is intertwined with Russia’s—but also with that of many other nations, empires, ethnicities, and religions.

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Why does Russia want Ukraine?

Why does Russia want Ukraine?

February 25, 2022

Political scientist Hein Goemans, Rochester’s expert on international conflicts, explains why Ukraine’s fate might be tied to Putin’s survival.

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Will Russia invade Ukraine?

Will Russia invade Ukraine?

February 16, 2022

Randall Stone, a professor of political science and director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, says Putin “has set a trap for himself.”

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