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Anti-trans laws use child protective services to harm transgender youth

Anti-trans laws use child protective services to harm transgender youth

March 11, 2022

Professor Mical Raz argues in the Washington Post that for trans children, their “very existence is at stake” when definitions of neglect and abuse become overly broad.

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Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

March 3, 2022

Rochester historian Matthew Lenoe explains how Ukraine’s history is intertwined with Russia’s—but also with that of many other nations, empires, ethnicities, and religions.

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Brain-based arguments to reduce child poverty miss the point

Brain-based arguments to reduce child poverty miss the point

January 29, 2022

In a Washington Post op-ed, Rochester professor Mical Raz outlines the pitfalls of using babies’ brain function and biology to inform anti-poverty family policies.

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Laura Ackerman Smoller named a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

Laura Ackerman Smoller named a fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

January 13, 2022

The Rochester historian also wins a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to write her third book.

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Curtis Award spotlights PhD teaching assistants’ ‘amazing’ efforts during the pandemic

Curtis Award spotlights PhD teaching assistants’ ‘amazing’ efforts during the pandemic

October 14, 2021

The annual award honors the contributions of graduate students in classrooms and laboratories across the University. This year’s recipients come from different disciplines, but share many things in common.

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Yearlong research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

Yearlong research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

September 7, 2021

Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study human migration as part of a “temporary research center” supported by a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar grant.

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2021 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

2021 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

May 12, 2021

Distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians will be honored during this spring’s commencement ceremonies.

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100 years on: The partition of Ireland explained

100 years on: The partition of Ireland explained

May 10, 2021

Stewart Weaver, a professor of history whose teaching interests include Great Britain, Ireland, India, exploration, and the environment, offers an explainer on the partition of Ireland, which took place a century ago.

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Current COVID spike in Bermuda a ‘precedented’ battle against pandemics

Current COVID spike in Bermuda a ‘precedented’ battle against pandemics

April 30, 2021

Stuck indoors on a tiny island in Bermuda during a COVID lockdown, Rochester historian Michael Jarvis dug into his files to learn more about Bermuda’s previous experiences with imported epidemics.

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