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Is it time for a universal wage for housework?

Is it time for a universal wage for housework?

April 8, 2021

In an essay in the Washington Post, history PhD student Kevin Sapere argues the pandemic has made it “all the more relevant” to compensate housework.

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How patents transformed the world of architecture

How patents transformed the world of architecture

April 8, 2021

Associate professor of art history Peter Christensen has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim fellowship for his project exploring an understudied shift in architectural history.

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Frederick Douglass Institute announces two postdoctoral fellows

Frederick Douglass Institute announces two postdoctoral fellows

March 31, 2021

Mia Alafaireet and Ricardo Milhouse will join the University for the 2021–22 academic year to teach and continue their research.

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Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

March 30, 2021

In a pair of studies, University physical scientists synthesized new superconducting materials, developing processes that may help ‘open the door to many potential applications.’

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Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

March 25, 2021

Researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics have captured for the first time in a laboratory setting the process thought to be responsible for generating and sustaining astrophysical magnetic fields.

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University of Rochester students win Air Force research grant

University of Rochester students win Air Force research grant

March 22, 2021

Started and operated by Rochester undergraduates, WetWare Biosystems incorporates new medical technologies into existing equipment to stem the effects of traumatic brain injuries.

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History project tells a more complete story of Frances Seward

History project tells a more complete story of Frances Seward

March 11, 2021

Three women in the history PhD program have completed a video project showing the wife of Lincoln’s secretary of state as more influential than typically depicted.

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Will Biden’s immigration plan encourage illegal immigration?

Will Biden’s immigration plan encourage illegal immigration?

March 9, 2021

By enabling undocumented workers to travel freely between the US and their home countries, it may actually enable them to return home, writes Daniel Reichman.

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Rochester Himalayan climate history project receives environmental history award

Rochester Himalayan climate history project receives environmental history award

March 3, 2021

Work to preserve testimonies of a people and their culture is recognized as an “outstanding model of applied environmental history scholarship.”

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Campaign finance reform will not restore trust in democracy, say two social scientists

Campaign finance reform will not restore trust in democracy, say two social scientists

March 3, 2021

Proposed campaign finance legislation is “riddled with claims that do not hold up when subjected to scientific scrutiny,” argues Rochester political scientist David Primo.

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