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New view of how ocean ‘pumps’ impact climate change

New view of how ocean ‘pumps’ impact climate change

April 25, 2019

A new Rochester study has found that factors such as wind, currents, and even small fish play a larger role in transferring carbon from the Earth’s atmosphere to the deep oceans than previously thought.

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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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How do you make a poem?

How do you make a poem?

April 9, 2019

Speakers of a language rely on its words to carry out even the most mundane acts of communication. But the same words are poets’ medium of creation. In his newest book, How Poems Get Made, James Longenbach asks how poets turn bare utterance into art.

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Why do new college students need alone time?

Why do new college students need alone time?

April 5, 2019

Spending time alone isn’t necessarily bad, especially for first-year college students. A new study shows that having a positive motivation for seeking solitude can be a predictor for successful adjustment to college life.

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Unraveling the origin story of beer yeast

Unraveling the origin story of beer yeast

April 5, 2019

Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or brewer’s yeast, has been used to make beer for thousands of years. To reconstruct the history of modern ale strains, Rochester biologist Justin Fay and his colleagues sequenced the genome of modern brewer’s yeast.

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Crisis at the border? Anthropologist looks at Central American migration

Crisis at the border? Anthropologist looks at Central American migration

April 4, 2019

Professor and author Daniel Reichman gives an overview of the last 40 years of Central American migration to the United States, and describes a system that is far more complicated than what’s often presented in the news.

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Has the Renaissance warped our view of the Middle Ages?

Has the Renaissance warped our view of the Middle Ages?

April 2, 2019

The picture of the Middle Ages as “awful, smelly, stinky, [and] dangerous” is not accurate, says medievalist and University of Pennsylvania professor David Wallace, this year’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia visiting scholar.

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A national pastime must have a national presence

A national pastime must have a national presence

March 28, 2019

As the baseball season opens, the league is looking to change some rules to speed up the game. English lecturer and baseball authority Curt Smith presents his own five-point plan to save the sport he loves.

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Should higher education go digital?

Should higher education go digital?

March 25, 2019

From smartphones and social media to augmented spaces and virtual reality —three Rochester professors discuss the role digital technologies play in our learning.

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Can the laws of physics untangle traffic jams, stock markets, and other complex systems?

Can the laws of physics untangle traffic jams, stock markets, and other complex systems?

March 22, 2019

Gourab Ghoshal is using the fundamental laws of physics to untangle the complex systems behind human behavior, urban planning, and social networks.

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