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Putin in Ukraine ‘has his back up against the wall’

Putin in Ukraine ‘has his back up against the wall’

April 19, 2022

Randall Stone, an expert on Eastern and Central Europe, discusses the direction of the war in Ukraine, including the likelihood of Russia’s using biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons.

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Gandhi Institute focuses on youth initiatives to curb violence

Gandhi Institute focuses on youth initiatives to curb violence

April 15, 2022

The University affiliate, offering programs, workshops, and outreach to teach de-escalation practices, enters its fourth decade.

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Amitav Ghosh: geopolitics are key to understanding the climate crisis

Amitav Ghosh: geopolitics are key to understanding the climate crisis

March 30, 2022

This year’s Distinguished Visiting Humanist says humanists have a vital role in reframing the climate crisis as rooted in history and culture as much as technology and economics.

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New director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute reflects on her background and plans

New director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute reflects on her background and plans

March 29, 2022

June Hwang brings her whole self—a Korean American woman, a Northern Californian, and a scholar of German and Jewish studies with a specialty in film—to the role.

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What is intimate partner violence? It’s not just physical abuse

What is intimate partner violence? It’s not just physical abuse

March 23, 2022

Victims’ advocate Catherine Cerulli offers expert advice on how to spot an unhealthy relationship before this form of domestic violence starts.

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How to end the war in Ukraine

How to end the war in Ukraine

March 9, 2022

Rochester political scientist Hein Goemans, an expert on war termination, applies possible scenarios to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

March 3, 2022

Rochester historian Matthew Lenoe explains how Ukraine’s history is intertwined with Russia’s—but also with that of many other nations, empires, ethnicities, and religions.

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‘Beyond blue lights’: Navigating trauma and triggers on college campuses

‘Beyond blue lights’: Navigating trauma and triggers on college campuses

March 1, 2022

A Rochester expert sheds light on the underrecognized challenges faced by college students recovering from trauma, and answers questions on the real meaning of trigger warnings.

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Why does Russia want Ukraine?

Why does Russia want Ukraine?

February 25, 2022

Political scientist Hein Goemans, Rochester’s expert on international conflicts, explains why Ukraine’s fate might be tied to Putin’s survival.

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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

February 22, 2022

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

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