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Why do people hoard and socialize during a pandemic?

Why do people hoard and socialize during a pandemic?

April 2, 2020

“Proximity is usually associated with intimacy, and distance with strangeness,” explains Rochester anthropologist Robert Foster. “The public challenge at the moment is that we must learn to express our care and concern by maintaining distance, which is counter-intuitive.”

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Rochester economist: ‘Congress will have to do more’ to fight recession

Rochester economist: ‘Congress will have to do more’ to fight recession

March 31, 2020

The $2 trillion stimulus plan working its way through Congress likely won’t be adequate to save the US economy from recession in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, says University of Rochester economist Narayana Kocherlakota.

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‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

‘Make every effort to connect­—digitally—with other people’

March 25, 2020

While social distancing is key to slowing the spread of coronavirus, people can combat the isolation with technology, say two Rochester psychologists.

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‘Enjoy quality time’: Tips for parents to support kids during coronavirus closings

‘Enjoy quality time’: Tips for parents to support kids during coronavirus closings

March 17, 2020

As K-12 students and their families face time away from school because of coronavirus closings, University of Rochester school counseling expert Bonnie Rubenstein says that it’s important to develop and maintain a culture of caring—not only at school, but also at home.

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Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

Beatrice Howard: The first African American woman to graduate from Rochester

March 13, 2020

Beatrice Amaza Howard earned two degrees at the University of Rochester before beginning a career as a public school teacher.

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Who was the first woman to graduate from Rochester?

Who was the first woman to graduate from Rochester?

March 5, 2020

Ella Salome Wilcoxen, Class of 1901, was in her mid-30s when she applied, and a special faculty committee had to be formed to approve her request. She went on to become a teacher.

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Study: Opioid crisis may be far worse than thought

Study: Opioid crisis may be far worse than thought

February 28, 2020

The number of deaths attributed to opioid-related overdoses could be 28 percent higher than previously reported because of incomplete death records, according to new Rochester research.

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Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

Self-care linked to greater confidence in parents of children with FASD

February 3, 2020

A Rochester study is the first to describe caregiver strategies for self-care and the obstacles and barriers parents face in raising children struggling with developmental, cognitive, and behavioral problems associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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