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When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

When do alcohol-dependent mothers parent harshly?

November 18, 2019

New Rochester research makes considerable progress towards understanding what triggers mothers with substance use disorders to treat their children harshly, and how parents and medical care providers can predict parenting difficulties.

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Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

November 6, 2019

University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured.

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The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

November 1, 2019

The Great Recession officially lasted through June 2009, with unemployment levels peaking in October of that year. And while unemployment is now the lowest it’s been in the last 50 years, Rochester experts say the recession is still very much with us.

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Rochester economist: Low inflation rates hurt the Fed’s credibility

Rochester economist: Low inflation rates hurt the Fed’s credibility

October 25, 2019

“There’s a lot of evidence that in the last eight years or so the Fed has lost control,” says Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester.

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Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

October 18, 2019

“We should give students the input and tools to be able to produce knowledge on their own,” says Ryan Prendergast, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

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Katherine Schaefer: A scientist who found the ‘write’ stuff

Katherine Schaefer: A scientist who found the ‘write’ stuff

October 18, 2019

“It’s amazing what I learn just from reading my students’ papers,” says Katherine Schaefer, an associate professor of instruction in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program.

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Matthew BaileyShea: An ‘active classroom’ is music to his ears

Matthew BaileyShea: An ‘active classroom’ is music to his ears

October 18, 2019

“Teaching students how to teach music theory is especially fun,” says Matthew BaileyShea, an associate professor at the University’s Eastman School of Music and in the College’s Department of Music.

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Community celebrates the spirit of Meliora

Community celebrates the spirit of Meliora

October 5, 2019

The inauguration of President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf set the celebratory tone of the University of Rochester’s 19th annual Meliora Weekend. In addition to the inauguration ceremony and related events, Meliora Weekend events across all campuses showcased the exceptional talent within the University community and included unforgettable headliners, unique speakers, interactive workshops, engaging lectures, student performances, and more.

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An inaugural celebration: ‘A University of this community’

An inaugural celebration: ‘A University of this community’

October 4, 2019

In a ceremony filled with tradition, music, laughter, and optimism, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf was formally invested Friday afternoon as the University of Rochester’s 11th president. “The University of Rochester was built by the people of Rochester,” she said in her inaugural address. “We are not just a University in this community. We are a University of this community.”

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Sharing the musical backstory of an inaugural premiere

Sharing the musical backstory of an inaugural premiere

September 30, 2019

Music for film and television is, perhaps more than any other musical genre, about storytelling. And the musical centerpiece at the inauguration of President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf on October 4 is a work by one of the contemporary masters of musical storytelling, Jeff Beal ’85E.

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