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Why are ‘Oscars so white,’ not just on stage but online?

Why are ‘Oscars so white,’ not just on stage but online?

February 10, 2020

In an analysis for the Washington Post, Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina finds that, in whiter media markets, people seek out personal information about actors of color less.

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Online trolls keep largely mum for latest <em>Star Wars</em> movie

Online trolls keep largely mum for latest Star Wars movie

January 21, 2020

With a fast-paced plot and more conservative themes, The Rise of Skywalker avoided the online trolling that greeted its predecessor, argues associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina in the Washington Post.

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The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

The Great Recession: The downturn that wouldn’t end

November 1, 2019

The Great Recession officially lasted through June 2009, with unemployment levels peaking in October of that year. And while unemployment is now the lowest it’s been in the last 50 years, Rochester experts say the recession is still very much with us.

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Football, acting, and activism spur this South Florida native

Football, acting, and activism spur this South Florida native

September 3, 2019

James Bentayou ’23 hopes Rochester will become a place where he can combine his interest in acting, politics, and football. “I want people on campus to remember me.”

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Can campaign finance disclosure go too far? The case of small donors

Can campaign finance disclosure go too far? The case of small donors

August 19, 2019

It’s possible that if you’ve donated even as little as a dollar to a political candidate, it’s information easily obtained on the internet. That concerns David Primo, an associate professor of political science and business administration.

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What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

What can trigger violence in postcolonial Africa?

June 27, 2019

Why have civil wars and insurgencies occurred in Sudan and Uganda, but not Kenya? A new study finds the origins of ethnic violence in precolonial political organization.

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Do political term limits work?

Do political term limits work?

June 21, 2019

Rochester political scientist Lynda Powell, who has studied the effects of legislative term limits since 1995, testified on Capitol Hill about her research findings on the matter.

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When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

When corporations take a stance on divisive issues

June 10, 2019

Rochester political scientist David Primo discussed corporate political activity during his apperance on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom.

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Free speech and trigger warnings

Free speech and trigger warnings

April 25, 2019

On college campuses, where safe spaces and free inquiry often coexist, do trigger warnings protect students or hinder free speech? This episode of the University’s Quadcast podcast takes on the growing debate.

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Conservative audiences no less interested in <em>Captain Marvel</em>

Conservative audiences no less interested in Captain Marvel

March 18, 2019

“The myth that female- or minority-led films struggle at the box office has been debunked again,” writes Bethany Lacina, an associate professor of political science, in an analysis for the Washington Post.

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