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Watchdog report: US democratic indicators plummet amid racial justice protests and pandemic

Watchdog report: US democratic indicators plummet amid racial justice protests and pandemic

September 11, 2020

Latest Bright Line Watch analysis finds erosion “across the board” on measures of democratic principles and how well the US is abiding by them.

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In time of masking mandates, how to evaluate exemptions?

In time of masking mandates, how to evaluate exemptions?

July 24, 2020

Balancing the safety of the general public while accommodating people with legitimate medical challenges is a “new frontier,” says a University health policy expert.

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Corporate money in politics threatens US democracy—or does it?

Corporate money in politics threatens US democracy—or does it?

July 6, 2020

In a new book, Rochester political scientist David Primo and his coauthor argue that the influence of campaign financing is misunderstood by voters, policymakers, the media, and political analysts.

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What will it take to restore the economy after COVID-19?

What will it take to restore the economy after COVID-19?

June 19, 2020

Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics, says the prospects for economic recovery depend on how effectively we can combat COVID-19.

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Susan B. Anthony Center director selected for national fellowship

Susan B. Anthony Center director selected for national fellowship

June 12, 2020

Psychiatry professor Catherine (Kate) Cerulli will work with national health and health policy leaders as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow.

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University prison education initiative awarded major grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

University prison education initiative awarded major grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

June 12, 2020

The University’s cornerstone prison education initiative receives a $1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to expand and further develop its programming.

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Expert team creates training manual to help providers recognize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Expert team creates training manual to help providers recognize fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

June 12, 2020

University of Rochester experts have helped develop a handbook for health care providers to recognize and diagnose fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

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Graduating students: Lean on University community

Graduating students: Lean on University community

June 9, 2020

University of Rochester students graduating in a recession need to cast a wide net and lean on the University community during the search process, says Greene Center executive director Joe Testani.

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Why ‘playing hard to get’ may actually work

Why ‘playing hard to get’ may actually work

June 8, 2020

“Playing hard to get makes it seem as if you are more in demand—we call that having higher mate value,” says Harry Reis, a University of Rochester psychologist who collaborated on a new study that examined the mating strategy.

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A  ‘different kind of wonder’

A ‘different kind of wonder’

May 27, 2020

The European Renaissance’s engagement with the Arctic is a little-known chapter of history but a relevant one today, when the region once again has become a site of anxious attention.

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