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The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, through medieval and Renaissance eyes

December 18, 2020

In medieval and Renaissance Europe and in the Arab world, it was widely believed that “when Saturn and Jupiter are found in the same area of the zodiac—in other words when they are in conjunction—there are profound effects on Earth,” says historian Laura Ackerman Smoller.  

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American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

American child welfare system has lost its way, says Rochester historian

December 11, 2020

A shift starting in the late 1960s has targeted poor families with unnecessary investigations and child removals at the expense of services, argues Rochester health policy historian and physician Mical Raz.

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What does East Germany’s rise and fall have to do with pigs? A lot, actually

What does East Germany’s rise and fall have to do with pigs? A lot, actually

November 19, 2020

The communist state’s approach to industrial pig farming foreshadowed its demise, a Rochester historian argues in his new book.

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Rochester historian recognized with third book award

Rochester historian recognized with third book award

November 6, 2020

Brianna Theobald scores unusual ‘hat trick’ of academic accolades for her book on Native women’s reproductive histories and activism.

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The politicization of the CDC was under way before Trump

The politicization of the CDC was under way before Trump

October 23, 2020

The CDC’s vulnerability to political interference is rooted in its role working in health risk assessment, write University of Rochester health policy historian Mical Raz and her coauthor in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Accolades for work tracing Native women’s reproductive histories and their activism

Accolades for work tracing Native women’s reproductive histories and their activism

October 19, 2020

History professor Brianna Theobald earns two awards for her book “Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century”

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

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

October 16, 2020

Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study migration in the Americas in a ‘temporary research center’ supported by a Mellon Sawyer Seminars grant.

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Historian John Barry compares COVID-19 to the 1918 flu pandemic

Historian John Barry compares COVID-19 to the 1918 flu pandemic

October 6, 2020

John Barry ’69 (MA) says that the virulence of the 1918 flu made it a very different disease than COVID-19, but the lessons of that pandemic still resonate.

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Detained migrants susceptible to a range of reproductive abuses and medical neglect

Detained migrants susceptible to a range of reproductive abuses and medical neglect

September 22, 2020

The history of eugenics in the United States leaves today’s migrant women vulnerable, argues University of Rochester history professor Brianna Theobald in a Washington Post “Made by History” op-ed.

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In time of masking mandates, how to evaluate exemptions?

In time of masking mandates, how to evaluate exemptions?

July 24, 2020

Balancing the safety of the general public while accommodating people with legitimate medical challenges is a “new frontier,” says a University health policy expert.

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