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Can Twitter ‘sockpuppets’ actually get you fired?

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

A Twitter spat ended up causing a science fiction writer to lose his job. Rochester political scientist Bethany Lacina used data science to show how the incident was in part fueled by bots and "sockpuppets."

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Game theorist Scott Tyson puzzles over what makes autocrats successful

Mon, 29 Oct 2018

A new assistant professor of political science, Tyson has been studying political accountability in nondemocratic environments where government officials are sanctioned by nonelectoral institutions.

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Horror films offer a psychological thrill ride

Wed, 24 Oct 2018

Jason Middleton, director of the Film and Media Studies Program and a student of horror films, talks about the paradox of horror—why people seek to be scared as entertainment.

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Internships prepare new generation of arts and humanities leaders

Wed, 24 Oct 2018

Traditionally, arts and cultural institutions don't have funding for student internships, which leaves interested students having to choose between paying jobs and exploring career options. The new “Humanities for Life” program, funded by a five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, pairs students interested in the arts and humanities to paid internships with local nonprofit organizations.

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CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

Tue, 23 Oct 2018

The solar and energy storage system, to be built on the roof of the Goergen Athletic Center, will offset energy needs of a new office building south of Hutchison Hall.

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Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Among adolescents who suffered abuse or neglect as children, not all entertain suicidal thoughts. So what can we learn about those who do? A Mt. Hope Family Center study shows a strong correlation between poor mother-daughter relationships and increased suicide risk in teenage girls.

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Peering into what goes awry in schizophrenia

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

What cognitive processes contribute to how we function in a social world, and where do those processes break down? David Dodell-Feder—a new assistant professor of psychology—brings brain imaging, neuroscience, and even music and literature to bear in his research on the science of social connection.

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Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

It is an issue for women in all academic fields, but especially in STEM fields. After two difficult pregnancies interrupted her career studying quantum optics, a fellowship is helping Asma Al-Qasimi get back to the lab.

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Meet this year’s winners of the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Tue, 16 Oct 2018

Hayley Clatterbuck, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy; John Lambropoulos, chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; and Michael Jarvis, an associate professor in the Department of History are being recognized for their distinctive teaching accomplishments.

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Film festival commemorates 100 years of Polish independence

Thu, 11 Oct 2018

The movies were selected by the Polish Filmmakers Association, which has been presenting the series on four continents throughout the year.

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Data science is the centerpiece of the University of Rochester's five-year strategic plan. Rochester researchers plan to continue to harness the potential of data in ways that will transform the 21st century and place the University as a leader in the field.

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