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Teaching national mythologies doesn’t help society address problems

Thu, 29 Oct 2020

In a RealClearEducation op-ed, Rochester philosopher Randall Curren and his coauthor argue there is “little merit in the notion that love of country is something that can be taught through celebratory history.”

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Watchdog report: Experts see substantial danger to democratic stability around 2020 election

Wed, 28 Oct 2020

The latest Bright Line Watch surveys find experts concerned about multiple risks to the legitimacy of the election, while many Americans believe in the prevalence of voter fraud.

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Should secret voting be mandatory? ‘Yes’ say political scientists

Mon, 26 Oct 2020

In a new book, two scholars argue that making voting more convenient does not combat low voter turnout but instead jeopardizes the integrity of the ballot.

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Teaching the complexities of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Mon, 26 Oct 2020

English professor Bette London introduces students to Nobel-winning authors and the controversies surrounding the prize.

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The politicization of the CDC was under way before Trump

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

The CDC’s vulnerability to political interference is rooted in its role working in health risk assessment, write University of Rochester health policy historian Mical Raz and her coauthor in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Debt relief programs have big return on investment during COVID-19 pandemic

Fri, 23 Oct 2020

A Rochester economist says the conflict between health priorities and economic policies can create spiraling crises in emerging market nations.

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Professors from AS&E recognized for excellence in undergraduate teaching

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Tanya Bakhmetyeva, Rudi Fasan, and Scott Seidman are this year’s recipients of the Goergen Awards, an annual recognition for faculty members in Arts, Sciences & Engineering.

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Tanya Bakhmetyeva ’06 (PhD) is a teacher and teammate in the classroom

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

The associate professor of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies believes in empowering students through experiential learning.

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Rudi Fasan is a chemistry professor with all the elements of success

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Fasan is being recognized for his commitment to training undergraduates to perform biological and organic chemistry research in the lab.

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Accolades for work tracing Native women’s reproductive histories and their activism

Mon, 19 Oct 2020

History professor Brianna Theobald earns two awards for her book "Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century"

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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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