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Should we teach children patriotism in school?

Should we teach children patriotism in school?

June 24, 2019

In an interview with the Irish Times, University of Rochester philosopher Randall Curren discusses the role of “a proper, virtuous kind of patriotism.”

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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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Narayana Kocherlakota: Fed should cut rates in lieu of aggressive plan

Narayana Kocherlakota: Fed should cut rates in lieu of aggressive plan

June 17, 2019

Don’t expect the Federal Reserve to do so—at least not at this week’s meeting—says Rochester economics professor Kocherlakota, who led the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for six years.

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Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

June 13, 2019

The findings suggest good news about the reliability of the computer models used to estimate and predict the changes in ground-level ozone.

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Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

Trying to stem the tide of rising teen suicide rates

June 12, 2019

Researchers and clinicians, among them experts at the University of Rochester and the Medical Center, have been working hand in hand to address the increase of children and adolescents experiencing a suicide crisis.

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University co-presents 2019 Light and Sound Interactive Conference

University co-presents 2019 Light and Sound Interactive Conference

June 11, 2019

The LSI Conference’s 2019 lineup features guest speakers from Facebook, Microsoft, the Department of Defense, and demonstrations from companies including Bose, Harman, and Amazon.

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Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

June 10, 2019

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double every two years. As technology nears the limits of Moore’s Law, Rochester researchers have combined 2D materials with oxide materials in a new way, with new possibilities for computing power.

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Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator

Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator

June 3, 2019

Physicist Andrew Jordan and his fellow researchers harnessed superconductivity to conceive of a quantum refrigerator that could cool atoms to nearly absolute zero temperatures.

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Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

Would you eat genetically modified food if you understood the science behind it?

May 24, 2019

The short answer is “yes,” according a new study from researchers in Rochester, Amsterdam and Wales, who set out to discover whether more information about genetically modified foods could change consumers’ attitudes.

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College’s Class of 2023 set from record number of applicants

College’s Class of 2023 set from record number of applicants

May 23, 2019

More than 1,300 students from 44 states and 77 countries will arrive on River Campus in August. More than 21,300 students applied, up six percent from last year’s high-water mark.

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