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May 8, 2024 | 08:35 pm

NATO at 75—powerful and necessary, or costly and obsolete?

Created as a counterweight to the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, the military alliance may be more important now than ever. Political scientist Randall Stones explains why.

topics: Department of Political Science, global engagement, Randall Stone, School of Arts and Sciences,
Society & Culture
April 25, 2024 | 07:12 am

That’s not Native American art. Or is it?

A Rochester art historian on the proliferation of indigenous fakes and replicas—and the blurry line between appropriation and admiration.

topics: Department of Art and Art History, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, Janet Berlo, research finding, School of Arts and Sciences,
Society & Culture
March 25, 2024 | 01:02 pm

7 rare books to celebrate the solar eclipse

Although you can’t technically check out these volumes—ranging from a medieval anthology to a mid-20th century how-to guide—they’re still worth ‘checking out.’

topics: Department of Rare Books Special Collections and Preservation, events, literature, River Campus Libraries,
Society & Culture
February 19, 2024 | 06:04 pm

Why did Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have to die?

Rochester experts discuss Putin’s intense fear of critics, the history of Russian and Soviet opposition movements, and what’s next for Russia’s dissidents.

topics: Department of History, Department of Political Science, global engagement, Matthew Lenoe, Randall Stone, School of Arts and Sciences,
Society & Culture
February 8, 2024 | 01:04 pm

From Rochester with love

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon—and love is in the air. Enjoy a selection of hearty research, endearing stories, and moving moments from across the University of Rochester.

topics: Eastman School of Music, Medical Center, Memorial Art Gallery, research, River Campus Libraries, Warner School of Education,
Society & Culture
December 14, 2023 | 08:22 am

Can an app improve your romantic relationship?

Couples report healthier, stronger relationships after one month of using a relationship app codeveloped by a Rochester psychologist.

topics: Department of Psychology, featured-post-side, research finding, Ronald Rogge, School of Arts and Sciences,
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