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Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

October 8, 2018

The former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester is currently a professor at New York University, and was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his work on the economics of technological change.

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Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

Fan hate takes aim at Star Wars diversity

September 27, 2018

In an analysis of thousands of tweets from Star Wars fans, associate professor of political science Bethany Lacina found that offensive language doubled and hate speech jumped by 60 percent when those tweets were directed at actress Kelly Marie Tran or her character Rose Tico, the first nonwhite female lead character in the franchise.

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Mt. Hope Family Center receives $8 million grant to establish national center for child maltreatment studies

Mt. Hope Family Center receives $8 million grant to establish national center for child maltreatment studies

September 27, 2018

The new TRANSFORM Center will focus on research, policy, and training aimed at preventing child maltreatment.

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What is a journalistic ‘expert’ in a social media age?

What is a journalistic ‘expert’ in a social media age?

September 24, 2018

If we’re surrounded by “fake news,” was there ever a golden age of “real news?” Journalist and former dean of Columbia’s journalism school Nicholas Lemann kicks off the Humanities Center Public Lecture Series, this year focusing on themes of expertise and evidence.

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Top investment lawyer presents ‘a new mindset’ on women and leadership

Top investment lawyer presents ‘a new mindset’ on women and leadership

September 13, 2018

After a career of more than 40 years, Diane Ambler ’17 returns to campus as one of the world’s leading women in business law to talk about historical changes and work that remains to be done.

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Creating a ‘citizen economist’

Creating a ‘citizen economist’

September 12, 2018

In this episode of the Quadcast podcast, two University professors offer their thoughts on how a fundamental understanding of economics helps us make better decisions.

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In his new book, author takes readers back to psychology class at Rochester

In his new book, author takes readers back to psychology class at Rochester

September 6, 2018

Peter Lovenheim, whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Politico, and elsewhere, uses the first chapter of his new book to remember his time in professor Harry Reis’s classroom.

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U of R, U of R, ’68!

U of R, U of R, ’68!

September 4, 2018

While many of the historic events and cultural moments of 1968 continue to resonate in American social and political life, members of the Class of 1968 in their 50th reunion year also remember the era for their time on the River Campus.

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Show us your town, New York City

Show us your town, New York City

August 16, 2018

The 14,000 alumni who call New York City home know the teeming city is much more than a tourist attraction. We asked seven of them to show us their favorite off-the-beaten-path spots.

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