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Can campaign finance disclosure go too far? The case of small donors

Mon, 19 Aug 2019

It’s possible that if you’ve donated even as little as a dollar to a political candidate, it’s information easily obtained on the internet. That concerns David Primo, an associate professor of political science and business administration.


Two faculty recognized by DOE as exceptional researchers

Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Two University of Rochester faculty members–Hussein Aluie and Ellen Matson–have been named recipients of Early Career Research awards from the Department of Energy.


These mentors make a difference for first-generation, minority students

Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Five University of Rochester faculty mentors are the inaugural recipients of a new mentorship award from the University’s David T. Kearns Center for Leadership and Diversity.


Charter schools are not all equal

Tue, 06 Aug 2019

Rochester economist John Singleton's research could help educational policymakers to craft guidelines and practices for charter schools that are in the best interests of all students.


Five appointed to named professorships

Sun, 04 Aug 2019

Several members of the University faculty were recently appointed to named or endowed professorships by the Board of Trustees.


Expect the Fed to begin lowering interest rates

Thu, 25 Jul 2019

Next week’s meeting of the Federal Reserve will likely mark the beginning of a prolonged period of lower interest rates, says Narayana Kocherlakota, professor of economics and a former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.


3 questions: 50 years after the moon landing

Thu, 18 Jul 2019

The lunar rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts still inform research today, including the work of Rochester professor Miki Nakajima, who studies the formation and evolution of the Earth, the moon, and other planetary bodies.


Winning the ‘Olympics’ of the carillon

Tue, 16 Jul 2019

Recent physics graduate Alex Johnson ’19 had never played the bells before coming to Rochester. Now he is one of the best musicians in the world at the instrument, taking first place at the international Queen Fabiola Carillon Competition.


Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

Tue, 02 Jul 2019

New research from Rochester scientists explores why human beings are good at discerning moving objects and how we can train our brains to be better at this as we age.


Student delegation heads to global leadership symposium

Fri, 28 Jun 2019

For the second year, the University is sending a group to the University Scholars Leadership Symposium to learn about humanitarianism, social change on a global scale, and how to best respond to the needs of the marginalized.


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