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Has the World Health Organization measured up?

Has the World Health Organization measured up?

May 22, 2019

In a new history, Rochester professor emeritus Theodore Brown looks at how well the organization, founded in the aftermath of World War II, has met its lofty mission of ensuring “highest possible level of health” by all peoples.

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How do you make a poem?

How do you make a poem?

April 9, 2019

Speakers of a language rely on its words to carry out even the most mundane acts of communication. But the same words are poets’ medium of creation. In his newest book, How Poems Get Made, James Longenbach asks how poets turn bare utterance into art.

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6 things you didn’t know about Saint Hildegard of Bingen

6 things you didn’t know about Saint Hildegard of Bingen

March 28, 2019

University musicologist and Hildegard biographer Honey Meconi explores the life of the 12th-century Benedictine nun who created her own language, wrote one of the first musical plays, and wrote books on health and healing.

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Fools who speak truth to power

Fools who speak truth to power

March 27, 2019

Late-night satire may be enjoying a heyday, but fools who speak truth to power are nothing new. In her latest book, professor emerita of history Dorinda Outram looks at how court jesters were much more than just a floppy hat.

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Master of suspense: Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) on the thrill of writing thrillers

Master of suspense: Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) on the thrill of writing thrillers

January 14, 2019

Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) is the acclaimed author of 26 suspense novels. His latest, The Burglar, follows The Bomb Maker, cited by The New York Times as one of 2018’s best thrillers.

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Tanya Bakhmetyeva awarded prize for best Catholic biography

Tanya Bakhmetyeva awarded prize for best Catholic biography

December 14, 2018

Tanya Bakhmetyeva, associate professor of instruction in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies, has received the 2018 Harry C. Koenig Book Prize for Mother of the Church: Sophia Svechina, the Salon, and the Politics of Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Russia and France.

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What is belief in a secular age?

What is belief in a secular age?

December 5, 2018

New books from Rochester scholars John Givens and John Michael examine the lives of iconic writers to ask what religious belief might look like in an age of science and secularism.

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‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

‘Goethe was really an outlier in stressing that love was more important’

September 18, 2018

The first complete English translation of Goethe’s original 1776 text of “Stella: A Play for Lovers” reveals greater differences in gender relations.

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In his new book, author takes readers back to psychology class at Rochester

In his new book, author takes readers back to psychology class at Rochester

September 6, 2018

Peter Lovenheim, whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Politico, and elsewhere, uses the first chapter of his new book to remember his time in professor Harry Reis’s classroom.

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Calculating the cost of being black in America

Calculating the cost of being black in America

July 9, 2018

In his new book, The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America, engineer and businessman Shawn Rochester ’97 uses the tools of personal finance management to calculate the costs of racial discrimination.

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