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Concerns build about growing national debt

Mon, 19 Feb 2018

In the wake of the Trump administration's $4.4 trillion federal budget proposal last week, Rochester political scientist and author David Primo says he’s worried about the long-term effects of the growing national debt.


A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

Wed, 14 Feb 2018

Recognized by the Nobel committee for his contributions to behavioral economics—a field that he helped create—Thaler's research bridges the gap between economics and psychology. At its core is the premise that people's behavior tends to be human, rather than “rational.”


Training brains—young and old, sick and healthy—with virtual reality

Tue, 13 Feb 2018

Rochester researchers are using virtual reality-based brain training to better understand the brain's plasticity in athletes who have experienced concussions and older adults with mild cognitive impairments. The goal? Improved therapeutic treatments patients can do at home.


Economist says market is experiencing ‘volatility burst’

Thu, 08 Feb 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is undergoing some wild swings. But Narayana Kocherlakota, economics professor and former president of the Minneapolis Fed, sees no reason for immediate concern.


Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats’ long, cancer-free life

Tue, 06 Feb 2018

Rochester biologists were surprised to see that despite its remarkable longevity, the naked mole rat still has cells that undergo senescence, like the cells in much shorter-lived mice.


Can you read my handwriting?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018

The teaching of formal cursive handwriting may have declined in our digital age, but to show our appreciation for scribes and their tools of the trade, we dug into our special collections to highlight a sampling of hand lettering, from ancient hieroglyphs to modern conscripts.


Does it matter if government is dysfunctional?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018

David Primo, the Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor and associate professor of political science and business administration at the University of Rochester, sought to put the recent government shutdown into perspective on a guest appearance on NPR.


Rochester professor part of national campaign finance task force

Fri, 19 Jan 2018

In a new research report, professor David Primo argues that there’s a disconnect between what the public believe about campaign finance law and the reality, and that many popular reform proposals unlikely to bring the desired results.


Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methane

Wed, 17 Jan 2018

Environmental scientist Katy Sparrow ’17 (PhD) set out to discover whether ancient-sourced methane, released due to warming ocean waters, survives to be emitted to the atmosphere.


‘Inclusive habits of the mind and heart’: Diversity, justice, and higher education

Wed, 10 Jan 2018

In this essay, Sasha Eloi-Evans ’05, ’17 (W), the academic programming coordinator for the Office of Minority Student Affairs and a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, reflects on diversity in higher education in the nearly 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.


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