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Corporate money in politics threatens US democracy—or does it?

Corporate money in politics threatens US democracy—or does it?

July 6, 2020

In a new book, Rochester political scientist David Primo and his coauthor argue that the influence of campaign financing is misunderstood by voters, policymakers, the media, and political analysts.

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Expert team creates training manual to help providers recognize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Expert team creates training manual to help providers recognize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

June 12, 2020

University of Rochester experts have helped develop a handbook for health care providers to recognize and diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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How to clean and disinfect—the right way

How to clean and disinfect—the right way

June 9, 2020

As businesses and other aspects of the economy open up, xxperts at the Medical Center offer tips for how to clean and disinfect your home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why ‘playing hard to get’ may actually work

Why ‘playing hard to get’ may actually work

June 8, 2020

“Playing hard to get makes it seem as if you are more in demand—we call that having higher mate value,” says Harry Reis, a University of Rochester psychologist who collaborated on a new study that examined the mating strategy.

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Historian: US once saw World Health Organization as part of foreign policy

Historian: US once saw World Health Organization as part of foreign policy

June 5, 2020

When the World Health Organization was founded, the United States saw it as an extension of US foreign policy, says a University of Rochester historian.

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Reading your partner’s emotions correctly when it matters

Reading your partner’s emotions correctly when it matters

May 19, 2020

A new study shows that couples who accurately perceive appeasement emotions, such as embarrassment, have better relationships than those who feel anger or contempt.

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Theodore Brown receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association for the History of Medicine

Theodore Brown receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association for the History of Medicine

May 13, 2020

Over the course of his distinguished career, the professor emeritus of history and public health sciences has “advanced the cutting edge of medical historical scholarship and shaped the work of other historians.”

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Women quotas in politics lead to unintended consequences

Women quotas in politics lead to unintended consequences

May 12, 2020

Female electoral quota systems are designed to increase the representation of women in politics, but may curtail representation in other respects, Rochester political scientists find.

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COVID-19 demands a reckoning with hospitals’ fee-for-service business model

COVID-19 demands a reckoning with hospitals’ fee-for-service business model

May 11, 2020

A health care system that prioritizes volume over routine care is “structurally incapable” of responding to the challenges presented by COVID-19, writes Mical Raz in a Washington Post op-ed.

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‘A giant in the field of American Politics’

‘A giant in the field of American Politics’

April 24, 2020

In a career spanning five decades, Richard (Dick) Fenno, who died in April 21, was instrumental in shaping the field of political science and in establishing the national reputation of Rochester’s political science department.

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