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The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

November 1, 2019

The Great Recession officially lasted through June 2009, with unemployment levels peaking in October of that year. And while unemployment is now the lowest it’s been in the last 50 years, Rochester experts say the recession is still very much with us.

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Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

October 30, 2019

The University of Rochester astrophysicist recently received the American Physical Society’s 2020 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and his latest book Light of the Stars was awarded the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science.

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Do open relationships work?

Do open relationships work?

October 29, 2019

Past studies have attempted to gauge the success of nonmonogamous relationships. Now a Rochester team has studied the distinctions and nuances within various types of nonmonogamous relationships and found that solid communication is key.

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Separating children from their families must be last resort

Separating children from their families must be last resort

October 28, 2019

In an essay published in the American Journal of Public Health, associate professor of history and practicing hospitalist Mical Raz writes that apart from extreme cases of imminent physical harm, “suboptimal families are better for children than removal.”

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Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

Reel time: Richard Fischoff ’68 had big role in popular movies

October 25, 2019

Richard Fischoff ’68 didn’t star in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sleepless in Seattle, The Big Chill, or Fatal Attraction. But the veteran Hollywood producer and executive played a major role in those movies becoming box office hits.

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Rochester economist: Low inflation rates hurt the Fed’s credibility

Rochester economist: Low inflation rates hurt the Fed’s credibility

October 25, 2019

“There’s a lot of evidence that in the last eight years or so the Fed has lost control,” says Narayana Kocherlakota, the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester.

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Native Americans, government authorities, and reproductive politics

Native Americans, government authorities, and reproductive politics

October 23, 2019

In her new book, assistant professor of history Brianna Theobald traces the long history of efforts by federal and local authorities to manage the reproductive lives of Native families, and the widespread activism that arose as a result.

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Spotlight on the performing arts: Meredith Monk—visiting resident artist

Spotlight on the performing arts: Meredith Monk—visiting resident artist

October 21, 2019

Meredith Monk, the unique and influential American artist, will be at the University of Rochester for a multi-day artist residency titled “Dancing Voice/Singing Body.”

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Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

Meet the 2019 recipients of the Goergen Award for teaching excellence

October 18, 2019

Three University educators are being recognized as the recipients of the 2019 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching: Matthew BaileyShea, Ryan Prendergast, and Katherine Schaefer.

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Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

Ryan Prendergast: Teaching the principles of Don Quixote and beyond

October 18, 2019

“We should give students the input and tools to be able to produce knowledge on their own,” says Ryan Prendergast, an associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

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