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Stanley Engerman, at the forefront of modern economic history, remembered

Stanley Engerman, at the forefront of modern economic history, remembered

May 26, 2023

In a Rochester career spanning more than 50 years, the economist developed an international reputation for his work on the economic impact of institutions, most notably through his study of slavery.

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A year at war: what’s next for Ukraine?

A year at war: what’s next for Ukraine?

February 22, 2023

Political scientists Randall Stone and Hein Goemans discuss military developments, the efficacy of sanctions, and how to contain—and end—the war in Ukraine.

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US state spending historically biased against immigrant, nonwhite communities

US state spending historically biased against immigrant, nonwhite communities

February 20, 2023

Scholars show a “direct link” from the 1920s to the early 1960s between the race, class, and immigration status of constituents and their district’s share of state funds.

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Looking for a match made in heaven—or online? Science says stay grounded

Looking for a match made in heaven—or online? Science says stay grounded

February 12, 2023

Rochester’s Harry Reis, a leading social psychologist, discusses how to find and foster love—including ways to get the most out of online dating.

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Alumnus Brian Daboll named NFL Coach of the Year

Alumnus Brian Daboll named NFL Coach of the Year

February 10, 2023

Brian Daboll ’97 was selected the National Football League’s Coach of the Year by the Associated Press after leading the New York Giants to the playoffs in his first season. 

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Reducing the temptation to cheat in relationships

Reducing the temptation to cheat in relationships

January 26, 2023

Adopting your partner’s perspective may reduce your temptation to cheat, according to research by Gurit Birnbaum at Reichman University in Israel and Rochester’s Harry Reis.

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Why is a 16th-century tradition attracting activists on the Christian right?

Why is a 16th-century tradition attracting activists on the Christian right?

January 3, 2023

Scholar Anna Rosensweig explains how early modern resistance theory is inspiring far-right individuals to defy local, state, and federal laws.

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2022 midterm elections show a silver lining for US democracy

2022 midterm elections show a silver lining for US democracy

December 22, 2022

A post-2022-midterm election poll by Bright Line Watch finds increased trust in the fairness of elections.

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Rochester’s college-in-prison program becomes western New York’s prison education hub

Rochester’s college-in-prison program becomes western New York’s prison education hub

December 15, 2022

The Mellon Foundation has renewed its support for the Rochester Education Justice Initiative with an additional three-year, $1 million grant.

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Alumnus Josh Shapiro elected Pennsylvania’s next governor

Alumnus Josh Shapiro elected Pennsylvania’s next governor

November 9, 2022

Josh Shapiro ’95 has won the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race, making him the first University of Rochester alumnus to be elected a United States governor.

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