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Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

August 5, 2014

Tough economic times can bring out the worst in people, especially when you mix in family, desperation, and the drive to get ahead in business. This is one of the messages in Bluff City Pawn, a new novel by professor Stephen Schottenfeld, which hits bookstores this week.

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What really stoked the spirit of 1776

What really stoked the spirit of 1776

August 4, 2014

Toward the end of his long life, John Adams famously defined the “radical change” that constituted “the real American Revolution” as the loss of “an habitual affection for England.” Well aware of how easily that revolution might have gone awry, he asked, Whence unity out of diversity? Thomas P. Slaughter, the most recent in a long line of talented men and women who have taken up the challenge posed by Adams, seeks an answer in a return to basics.

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First-of-its-kind study connects music, Saint Anne

First-of-its-kind study connects music, Saint Anne

July 28, 2014

You will find no references to St. Anne in the New Testament. And yet, from the early 15th to early 16th centuries, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary was a subject of great veneration by women of all social ranks, especially among royalty. In his new book, Michael Alan Anderson, associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School, examines how this devotion was expressed in the music of this time period.

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The brutality of American punishment

The brutality of American punishment

July 7, 2014

By Joshua Dubler

For the reformers who dreamed it up back when our country was new, the penitentiary was to be an institution for quiet contemplation and personal repair.

Things didn’t turn out that way. The 2.4 million or so Americans currently in prison and jail are not there simply as punishment, but for punishment.

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New book aims to bridge gap between research, policy, practice in classroom

New book aims to bridge gap between research, policy, practice in classroom

May 12, 2014

Kara Finnigan, associate professor at the Warner School and education policy expert, and her co-authors argue strongly for the value and use of research evidence in this era of education reform.

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New book explores awkward moments in film and media

New book explores awkward moments in film and media

May 7, 2014

Films like This is Spinal Tap have built large followings around their use of awkward and cringeworthy comedy. But according to Jason Middleton, assistant professor of English and director of the film and media studies program, the use of staged “awkwardness” extends far beyond the domain of contemporary popular culture and into the earliest days of filmmaking.

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Jazz theory book designed for pros and amateurs

Jazz theory book designed for pros and amateurs

April 9, 2014

The newly published work by Eastman School of Music’s Dariusz Terefenko includes website, workbook and play-along DVD.

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Palliative care expert co-edits new book

Palliative care expert co-edits new book

March 6, 2014

Rochester expert Timothy E. Quill, M.D’s new book addresses important, sometimes controversial issues faced by seriously ill patients and their families

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Author aims to flip a broken school system

Author aims to flip a broken school system

February 10, 2014

American public education is in deep crisis, and current reforms are not working. Enough is enough, says Joanne Larson, professor of education at the Warner School of Education.

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