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Expect another year of supply chain problems

Expect another year of supply chain problems

June 27, 2022

Rochester economist George Alessandria explains what is causing the shortages—and why government intervention would be counterproductive.

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Frederick Douglass Institute director hopes for celebration and education on Juneteenth

Frederick Douglass Institute director hopes for celebration and education on Juneteenth

June 16, 2022

“Juneteenth is especially relevant today, as the current conditions of Black people in America would suggest that we are still not free,” says Jeffrey McCune Jr. And yet, he adds, “We must celebrate.”

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University community comes together to celebrate Class of 2022 as one

University community comes together to celebrate Class of 2022 as one

May 14, 2022

On May 13, the University of Rochester conferred academic degrees to more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students as thousands of supporters cheered them on in Fauver Stadium and online. The first institution-wide commencement ceremony in nearly three decades honored the accomplishments of the entire graduating class, as well as of several award and honorary degree recipients.

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Russia and Ukraine: Putin ‘has his back up against the wall’

Russia and Ukraine: Putin ‘has his back up against the wall’

April 19, 2022

Randall Stone, an expert on Eastern and Central Europe, discusses the direction of the war in Ukraine, including the likelihood of Russia’s using biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons.

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What is intimate partner violence? It’s not just physical abuse

What is intimate partner violence? It’s not just physical abuse

March 23, 2022

Victims’ advocate Catherine Cerulli offers expert advice on how to spot an unhealthy relationship before this form of domestic violence starts.

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New poster exhibit documents urgency, complexity of HIV/AIDS messaging

New poster exhibit documents urgency, complexity of HIV/AIDS messaging

March 14, 2022

On display at the Memorial Art Gallery through June 19, the first major exhibition of the University’s AIDS Education Posters highlights the role of poster art during the global epidemic.

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Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

Fact-checking Putin’s claims that Ukraine and Russia are ‘one people’

March 3, 2022

Rochester historian Matthew Lenoe explains how Ukraine’s history is intertwined with Russia’s—but also with that of many other nations, empires, ethnicities, and religions.

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Will hearing aids ever be as effective as corrective eyewear?

Will hearing aids ever be as effective as corrective eyewear?

February 22, 2022

Despite recent advances in hearing aid technology, users frequently complain that the devices tend to amplify all the sounds around them. Rochester researcher Jong-Noon Nam believes a key part of the answer to this problem lies inside the cochlea of the inner ear.

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Can a planet have a mind of its own?

Can a planet have a mind of its own?

February 16, 2022

Adam Frank, the Helen F. and Fred H. Gowen Professor of Physics and Astronomy, asks, if a planet with life has a life of its own, can it also have a mind of its own?

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Susan B. Anthony: A life and legacy entwined with Rochester

Susan B. Anthony: A life and legacy entwined with Rochester

February 11, 2022

February 15 marks the birthday of American civil rights and social justice leader Susan B. Anthony. Today, the University of Rochester is a collector, curator, and steward of her legacy.

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