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A green apple with an "A" on it against a yellow background, and a red apple with a "B" on it against a blue background to illustrate and explains what is school choice.

Do the benefits of school choice miss the grade?

Economist John Singleton studies the intersection of public economics and the economics of education—specifically, the topic of school choice. With a new school year already underway or on the horizon for many, he shares insights everyone should know about such policies, whether or not you’re currently the parent or guardian of school-age children.

August 11, 2023

Science & Technology

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Surprisingly low use of COVID antiviral treatments in nursing homes

A new study shows monoclonal antibodies and oral antiviral drugs were not used as much as would be expected given the high risk of resident populations.

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July 14, 2023
View through the OMEGA laser's 20-cm disk amplifiers shows several electric purple-colored concentric circles.

New technique may help achieve mass production fusion energy

Dynamic shell formation has been demonstrated experimentally for the first time at the University of 新萄京娱乐场’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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July 10, 2023
Microscopic image of triangular follicle filled with lipid droplets to illustrate role of lipid droplets in fertility.

The hidden role of lipid droplets in fertility and beyond

Research on fruit flies led by Michael Welte, a professor of biology, finds that lipid droplets play a role in cellular changes necessary for the growth of the egg—and could affect fertility in myriad organisms.

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June 20, 2023

Society & Culture

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Mind the revenue gap

新萄京娱乐场 political scientists have found that the large disparity in state revenue collection between Western and non-Western states didn’t happen until the 20th century—much later than commonly thought.

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July 26, 2023
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Study of headlines shows media bias is growing

A team from the Department of Computer Science used machine learning to analyze publications across the political spectrum.

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July 13, 2023
Colorful EBTs—Electronic Benefits Cards—scattered in a pile on a plate surface to illustrate SNAP work requirements.

SNAP work requirements: Did research lead to the homeless exemption?

Economist Elena Prager and coauthors have documented the disproportionate, negative effect of SNAP work requirements on homeless recipients.

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June 27, 2023

The Arts

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Digital Media Studies and the Memorial Art Gallery team up in digital equity project

With a Museum Initiative grant, a joint project of Verizon and NYC Media Lab, the Memorial Art Gallery and recent digital media studies graduates team up to expand the museum’s digital reach.

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May 17, 2023
Two actors performing a scene on stage that benefited from the help of an intimacy director, also known as an intimacy coordinator when used on film or tv sets.

Intimacy directing is making a difference on stage and beyond

In 新萄京娱乐场’s International Theatre Program, intimacy directing is playing a growing role.

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May 9, 2023
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When fictional children become stranger things

Teaching an undergraduate class on ‘dangerous’ children in literature inspired English professor Kenneth Gross’s latest book.

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April 18, 2023

In Photos

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Extending a welcome

July 18, 2023

At the Memorial Art Gallery, an extended Centennial Sculpture Park graces the museum’s west side.

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Campus Life

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University’s arboretum and tree maintenance program take a bough

The Horticulture and Grounds Department has accepted three national honors on behalf of the University.

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July 7, 2023
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Behind every name, there’s a story

Members of the University community have served their country in wartime since the Civil War, with many having made the ultimate sacrifice. This Memorial Day, we remember three of them.

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May 25, 2023
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Yellowjackets welcome certification as a Bee Campus USA

The national designation from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is the result of a two-year, student-led effort.

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May 22, 2023

Voices & Opinion

Robot's hand holds a test tube of green liquid to illustrate how large language models like GPT-4 are changing chemistry research.

Large language models could be the catalyst for a new era of chemistry

Chemical engineer Andrew D. White explains why large language models like GPT-4 will open new frontiers for researchers.

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May 23, 2023
Blue rectangular logo for Silicon Valley Bank against black background suggesting collapse of SVB.

Why did Silicon Valley Bank collapse?

Alan Moreira, an associate professor of finance at the Simon Business School, reflects on the bank’s failure and what may happen next.

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March 16, 2023
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Why baseball analyst Tim McCarver was the best of the modern era

Baseball broadcasting expert Curt Smith reflects on how the late Hall of Famer brought a cerebral edge to the game he loved.

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February 27, 2023

University News

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Page Hetzel named University’s first vice president for marketing and communications

Hetzel brings to the position extensive experience and expertise from her work at Stanford University and Hewlett Packard.

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August 9, 2023
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新萄京娱乐场 faculty appointed to named professorships

The named positions are part of a long-standing tradition celebrating the work of 新萄京娱乐场’s faculty as researchers, scholars, and teachers.

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July 31, 2023

University of 新萄京娱乐场 purchases College Town

University leaders envision owning, managing, and marketing the mixed-use complex as a 新萄京娱乐场 destination to shop, dine, stay, and live.

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July 27, 2023