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‘Your sexuality is yourself, as the total person you are’

‘Your sexuality is yourself, as the total person you are’

March 25, 2019

The latest Rochester Women profile looks at the life of Mary Calderone ’39M (MD), a pioneering advocate for sex education who was both celebrated and vilified for her work during a time a great cultural division over sexuality and feminism.

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‘This vacuum in our education is more than a matter of polite regret’

‘This vacuum in our education is more than a matter of polite regret’

March 7, 2019

Vera Micheles Dean served as the founding director of the University’s Non-Western Civilizations program, one of the first such interdisciplinary programs for undergraduates in the country.

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When parenting teens, keep calm and don’t carry on

When parenting teens, keep calm and don’t carry on

February 19, 2019

In a new study, Rochester psychologists found that mothers and fathers who were less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in particular were not as good at considering alternative explanations for their teens’ behavior.

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First in the family

First in the family

February 5, 2019

“I grew up feeling I would go to college no matter what,” says Hajim Scholar and computer science major Maisha Idris ’19. Idris’s story is striking, but not unusual at Rochester, where about 20 percent of undergraduates are first-generation, or “first-gen” students.

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One family, two generations, three degrees

One family, two generations, three degrees

January 29, 2019

A car accident during his first winter break had left Giuliano Agostinho de Castro ’20 paralyzed from the chest down. Now he’s back on campus, and his parents are his classmates.

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‘Drifting open eyed into insanity’

‘Drifting open eyed into insanity’

January 28, 2019

Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation has acquired a remarkable collection of 52 personal letters from author and early feminist reformer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who minces no words when it comes to motherhood, marriage, and depression.

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Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

Cut to the chase: Can sex help start a relationship?

January 7, 2019

In a new study, researchers demonstrate how sex and sexual desire play a major role not only in attracting potential partners to each other, but also in encouraging the formation of romantic relationships and emotional bonding.

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The science of seeing art and color

The science of seeing art and color

December 13, 2018

In each of more than 40 paintings of the same scene—London’s Waterloo Bridge—Impressionist artist Claude Monet manipulates viewer perception in a way that scientists at the time did not completely understand.

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‘Learning to look’

‘Learning to look’

November 21, 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Docent Program at the Memorial Art Gallery is “the voice of the collection” with docents giving tours to more than 11,000 students and adults every year.

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Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

Wells Award winners excel in engineering and humanities

November 9, 2018

They major in optical engineering and minor in Italian. Or work toward dual degrees in music and computer science. Or pursue two minors while majoring in audio and music engineering. Meet the graduating seniors from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences honored for pursuing dual degrees or minors in the humanities.

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