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What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

June 27, 2019

Why have civil wars and insurgencies occurred in Sudan and Uganda, but not Kenya? A new study finds the origins of ethnic violence in precolonial political organization.

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Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

Teenagers’ ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression

June 27, 2019

A Rochester study shows that teenagers who can describe their emotions in precise and nuanced ways—saying ‘I feel ashamed’ instead of simply saying ‘I feel bad’— are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t.

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Should we teach children patriotism in school?

Should we teach children patriotism in school?

June 24, 2019

In an interview with the Irish Times, University of Rochester philosopher Randall Curren discusses the role of “a proper, virtuous kind of patriotism.”

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Do political term limits work?

Do political term limits work?

June 21, 2019

Rochester political scientist Lynda Powell, who has studied the effects of legislative term limits since 1995, testified on Capitol Hill about her research findings on the matter.

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Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

June 12, 2019

Researchers and clinicians, among them experts at the University of Rochester and the Medical Center, have been working hand in hand to address the increase of children and adolescents experiencing a suicide crisis.

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2019 d.health Summit addresses social determinants of health

2019 d.health Summit addresses social determinants of health

June 10, 2019

Now in its fifth year, the d.health Summit will address the non-medical factors the affect health, such as economic security, education, physical environment, employment, social support networks, and access to care.

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‘It broke our hearts’: Honoring alumni on Memorial Day

‘It broke our hearts’: Honoring alumni on Memorial Day

May 23, 2019

Members of the University of Rochester community have been part of  the US armed forces almost since the school was founded in 1850. And many have paid the ultimate price.

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Has the World Health Organization measured up?

Has the World Health Organization measured up?

May 22, 2019

In a new history, Rochester professor emeritus Theodore Brown looks at how well the organization, founded in the aftermath of World War II, has met its lofty mission of ensuring “highest possible level of health” by all peoples.

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University to receive Louise Slaughter Congressional collection

University to receive Louise Slaughter Congressional collection

May 14, 2019

The family of Louise and Bob Slaughter is donating the late congresswoman’s official papers to the University of Rochester. River Campus Libraries’ will house, archive, and make available the Louise M. Slaughter Congressional Collection in the coming years.

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Where can philosophical thinking help? Everywhere.

Where can philosophical thinking help? Everywhere.

May 9, 2019

Philosopher Zeynep Soysal, who joined Rochester’s faculty this year as an assistant professor of philosophy, works at the place where mathematics and linguistics converge.

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