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A ‘different kind of wonder’

Wed, 27 May 2020

The European Renaissance’s engagement with the Arctic is a little-known chapter of history but a relevant one today, when the region once again has become a site of anxious attention.

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‘Time is vision’ after a stroke

Wed, 27 May 2020

A person who has a stroke that causes vision loss is often told there is nothing they can do to improve or regain the vision they have lost. A new study offers hope for stroke patients who have suffered vision loss—provided their treatment begins early.

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Mathematical model will monitor spread of COVID-19

Wed, 20 May 2020

Computational scientists win a National Science Foundation grant to develop a tool to provide accurate, timely information to local-level policymakers monitoring the spread of COVID-19.

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Reading your partner’s emotions correctly when it matters

Tue, 19 May 2020

A new study shows that couples who accurately perceive appeasement emotions, such as embarrassment, have better relationships than those who feel anger or contempt.

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Reopening the country will do little to restore the US economy

Thu, 14 May 2020

Rochester economist Lisa Kahn says multiple factors—not just stay-at-home orders—combined to generate the recent collapse in the labor market.

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Pablo Miguel Sierra Silva Receives Inaugural President’s Ferrari Humanities Research Award

Wed, 13 May 2020

The assistant professor of history is the first recipient of the award, which will support research for his forthcoming book, In the Wake of the Raid: Piracy, Captivity and the 1683 Raid on Veracruz.

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Theodore Brown receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Association for the History of Medicine

Wed, 13 May 2020

Over the course of his distinguished career, the professor emeritus of history and public health sciences has “advanced the cutting edge of medical historical scholarship and shaped the work of other historians.”

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2020 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

Wed, 13 May 2020

The University of Rochester will bestow honorary degrees, medals, and awards to recognize the contributions of distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians.

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Women quotas in politics lead to unintended consequences

Tue, 12 May 2020

Female electoral quota systems are designed to increase the representation of women in politics, but may curtail representation in other respects, Rochester political scientists find.

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Social Security for wealthy retirees promotes greater bequests, more inequality

Tue, 12 May 2020

An analysis by Rochester economist Kegon Tan shows that increases and decreases in payments for the affluent affect what they leave behind, not what they spend.

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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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