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Walking in Thoreau’s footsteps

Walking in Thoreau’s footsteps

July 11, 2017

Raymond Borst ’33 assembled one of the most extensive collections of Henry David Thoreau publications in the world, then gave it to the University.

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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

July 10, 2017

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”

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Hidden herpes virus may play key role in MS, other brain disorders

Hidden herpes virus may play key role in MS, other brain disorders

July 10, 2017

A new study may help explain the differences in severity in symptoms that many people with multiple sclerosis experience.

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Quadcast: <em>Mother of the Church</em>

Quadcast: Mother of the Church

July 5, 2017

In her book Mother of the Church, Tatyana Bakhmetyeva, a lecturer with the Susan B. Anthony Institute, describes how Russian emigre Sofia Svechina rose in influence as an adviser to numerous political, social, and religious leaders of her day.

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Rochester, the draft, and an all-volunteer army

Rochester, the draft, and an all-volunteer army

June 28, 2017

100 years after the Selective Service Act established conscription, we look back on the University faculty and administrators who helped end it.

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#ILookLikeASurgeon: All-female class of surgical residents reflects

#ILookLikeASurgeon: All-female class of surgical residents reflects

June 20, 2017

In 2010, the nationwide computer program that matches medical students with residency positions filled every spot in the Medical Center surgery program with a woman—the first time this had occurred. As they leave residency, the doctors reflect on their experiences.

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Unmasking female-centered bullying in schools

Unmasking female-centered bullying in schools

June 16, 2017

An anthropology professor chronicles her multi-year foray into a suburban high school to study female-specific bullying, competition, and aggression, concluding that actions assumed to be benign should be reclassified as violence.

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Ancient ozone levels provide a glimpse into future effects of climate change

Ancient ozone levels provide a glimpse into future effects of climate change

June 15, 2017

A computer model developed at Rochester, and used to compare model data to analysis on 100,000-year-old Greenland ice cores, has shown a surprising result.

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What really motivates us

What really motivates us

June 14, 2017

Is it money, power, and fame? Or rather fear and punishment? For nearly 40 years Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, the founders of self-determination theory, have sought to answer the question of human motivation.

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Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

Infants born preterm may lack key lung cells later in life

June 9, 2017

When newborn mice are exposed to extra oxygen at birth — which causes their lungs to respond and develop similarly to those of preterm infants — they end up with far fewer of these cells once they reach adulthood and respond worse to the flu once fully grown.

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