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Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

Looking at urban history as a fight for space, power

January 4, 2018

Chicago and Delhi. Rome and Rochester. The students in the 100-level course “The City: Contested Spaces” take a virtual tour of them all, while pondering an overarching question—can people’s lives be reshaped by redesigning urban spaces?

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One question sparks student’s research around race in America

One question sparks student’s research around race in America

August 3, 2017

Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott ’19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.

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Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

June 26, 2017

The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.

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Unmasking female-centered bullying in schools

Unmasking female-centered bullying in schools

June 16, 2017

An anthropology professor chronicles her multi-year foray into a suburban high school to study female-specific bullying, competition, and aggression, concluding that actions assumed to be benign should be reclassified as violence.

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Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

Seniors in social sciences take on big policy questions

May 18, 2017

In their senior capstone projects, students take on original research on topics as varied as housing policy in South Africa and campaign spending in the United States.

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Experts answer election questions we should be asking

Experts answer election questions we should be asking

November 3, 2016

The pending election has dominated news cycles for the past year. Four professors at the University of Rochester each raised and answered an important question they say we should be asking this election season.

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2016 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture explores exotic tourism in New Guinea

2016 Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture explores exotic tourism in New Guinea

October 18, 2016

Rupert Stasch, a social anthropologist at the University of Cambridge, has worked for more than two decades among the Korowai people.

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