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Rochester Himalayan climate history project receives environmental history award

Rochester Himalayan climate history project receives environmental history award

March 3, 2021

Work to preserve testimonies of a people and their culture is recognized as an “outstanding model of applied environmental history scholarship.”

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Republican and Democratic voters agree on one thing—the need for generous COVID-19 relief

Republican and Democratic voters agree on one thing—the need for generous COVID-19 relief

February 26, 2021

The latest Bright Line Watch survey finds that voters support COVID-19 relief spending, but partisan divides remain over the election and impeachment.

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Mary Young remembered as a trailblazer in the field of Native American history

Mary Young remembered as a trailblazer in the field of Native American history

February 19, 2021

At the University for more than 25 years, she was among the first scholars of her generation to see Native Americans as major, rather than secondary characters, in the American story.

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Crafting classroom lessons with an anti-racist lens

Crafting classroom lessons with an anti-racist lens

February 1, 2021

Working with area school districts and community partners, the Center for Urban Education Success at the Warner School of Education is developing new materials to engage students in learning about issues of equity and social justice.

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Black History Month 2021

Black History Month 2021

January 31, 2021

This February, the University of Rochester observes Black History Month with notable speakers, workshops, discussions, and other events sponsored by departments, units, and student organizations across our campuses.

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How the COVID-19 recession will end

How the COVID-19 recession will end

January 21, 2021

In a study documenting the evolution of the labor market from mid-March through November 2020, Rochester economics professor Lisa Kahn says controlling COVID is essential to restoring the economy.

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The Jupiter and Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

The Jupiter and Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

December 18, 2020

In medieval and Renaissance Europe and in the Arab world, it was widely believed that “when Saturn and Jupiter are found in the same area of the zodiac—in other words when they are in conjunction—there are profound effects on Earth,” says historian Laura Ackerman Smoller.  

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How to be happier in 2021

How to be happier in 2021

December 18, 2020

Toss out your usual list of New Year’s resolutions and do things that make the world a better place, says a Rochester expert on motivation and well-being.

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COVID-19 is forcing state and local governments to prioritize financial obligations

COVID-19 is forcing state and local governments to prioritize financial obligations

December 18, 2020

Those worst off will likely have to borrow money and then decide which obligations to pay right away and which to delay, says a Rochester economist.

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American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

December 11, 2020

A shift starting in the late 1960s has targeted poor families with unnecessary investigations and child removals at the expense of services, argues Rochester health policy historian and physician Mical Raz.

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