University of Rochester's Quadcast
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QuadCast is the official podcast of the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. Its content is conceived and created by members of the faculty, staff, and student body. The opinions and ideas expressed in the QuadCast, while likely entertaining and brilliant, do not necessarily reflect the opinions and ideas of the University.
||CleanThe Citizen Economist||Economics factor into almost every part of our professional, social, and personal lives; yet many of us have little understanding how economics shape our world and our places in it. In this episode, we look at economics from a more universal...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRochester Implements Restorative Practices||Last spring, the leadership in Arts, Sciences & Engineering introduced a restorative practices initiative to help members of the University community move forward after allegations of sexual misconduct challenged one of its most respected...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDonald Hall Named Dean of the Faculty of AS&E||In July 2018, Donald Hall became the University of Rochester's Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. Responsible for a unit that includes more than 350 faculty members, over 5000 undergraduate students,...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrederick Douglass Speech Still Resonates||On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass spoke to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, New York and delivered what has become his iconic speech, “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?” Listen to faculty, students, and staff read notable...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Spot Eating Disorders||About 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, ranging from anorexia and bulimia to the lesser known binge-eating and restrictive-food-intake disorders. University of Rochester eating disorder specialists Mary Tantillo, a professor of...||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonitoring Threats to American Democracy||One of the greatest threats to democracy is the idea that it is unassailable. That’s the tagline of Bright Line Watch, a non-partisan initiative that monitors democratic practices in the United States. Quadcast host Sandra Knispel talks with...||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMultinationals Pull Strings at World Bank||The World Bank’s goal is to end poverty. The Bank is independent and provides loans to countries solely based on need and merit of the project. But that’s theory say political scientist. In reality some powerful multinational corporations are...||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Land a Job Out of College||Tips for Career Success||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 Tips to Get Into Your Dream College||Seasoned admissions professionals from the University of Rochester spill the beans on what you need to do—and what you really, really need to avoid. Quadcast host Sandra Knispel speaks with admission directors Jason Nevinger and Kim Cragg about how...||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClass Uses Podcasts to Explore Erie Canal||History professor Thomas Fleischman is taking a new approach to research projects. This past fall semester, he and his class teamed up to create a new podcast series called Under the Low Bridge, where they explored and explained the history of the...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEast High: Amid Change, Challenges Persist||Students say the atmosphere at Rochester's East High School two years ago was "a hot mess" and disrespect was rampant. That's when the University of Rochester entered into an educational partnership with East High and began working to change the...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding the University's Economic Impact||Like many institutes of higher learning, the University of Rochester simultaneously shapes its local economy while it creates knowledge, inspires learning, and explores research. In this episode, we look at the many ways this top-tier university...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterest Rates, Inflation, and You||An interview with former Fed leader Narayana Kocherlakota||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolish Film Festival Marks 20th Year||Now in its 20th year, the Polish Film Festival is a fixture in Rochester, thanks, in part, to the area's active Polish-American community. For most of the last two decades, the job of choosing which films to feature has belonged to Bozenna Sobolewska...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEast High: An Environment in Transition||Professor Joanna Larson shares her thoughts and experiences from the center of the partnership between the University of Rochester and East High School||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEhsan Hoque Named 'Scientist to Watch'||Science News has named Ehsan Hoque, an assistant professor of computer science, one of ten Scientists to Watch in 2017. Hoque and the others were selected for "their important contributions to their fields and their potential for an even more...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStudent Leaders Take the Reins||The University of Rochester's first all-female Students' Association leadership team sits down with host Peter Iglinski to talk about their plans for the 2017-17 academic year. Jordan Smith and Rebecca Mooney discuss their passions, their futures, and..||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Therapy Helps Restore Vision After a Stroke||A treatment is on the way for stroke survivors who experience difficulty with their vision, says Krystel Huxlin, the James V. Aquavella Professor and Director of Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Flaum Eye Institute. Quadcast...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoes Guilt Make Good Parenting?||Does guilting kids work and is it ever ok to snoop on your teenager? Psychology professors Judith Smetana and Wendy Rote talk to Quadcast host Sandra Knispel about effective parenting strategies and pitfalls to avoid.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Student's Guide for Back to School||Tips for new and returning students||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Parent's Guide for Back to School||Another school year soon will begin, and many students will be starting their first year of college. It’s an exciting and sometimes emotional time for students, family, and loved ones. In this special back-to-school Quadcast, host Nick Foti ’19...||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMother of the Church||Sofia Svechina was a social force in early 19th century Paris. After emigrating from Russian, she operated one of the city's most popular salons, allowing her to become friends with—and adviser to—numerous political, social, and religious leaders...||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMilitary Draft Marks 100 Years||University officials played key roles in developing an all-volunteer force||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstanding Motivation||Psychology professors Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, the founding fathers of Self-Determination Theory (SDT), talk with Quadcast host Sandra Knispel about what really motivates us, why money is often a poor incentive, and their new...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuickcast: Commencement Traditions||Commencement traditions at the University have changed over time. Some—like endless orations and a Latin alma mater—have fallen by the wayside. University of Rochester archivist Melissa Mead explains the history behind the ceremony and some of its..||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesign Day||Final-year students at the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have spent much of their last two semesters solving real-world engineering problems in a variety of fields. Host Peter Iglinski speaks with two of the students—Margaret...||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGraduating Sisters Overcome Poverty, Racism||Egyptian-born sisters Yasmin and Ayaa Elgoharry came to the U.S. aged seven and 11. The only Muslim family in their neighborhood, they often felt their religion was something to hide. Having nearly dropped out of high school, discouraged by their...||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStudents Take Five to Explore Their Passions||Take Five Scholars Program offers tuition-free learning||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCovach on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame||Nick Bruno '17 sits down in the studio with John Covach, a professor of Music Theory and the director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Rochester, to discuss this year's inductees, the Rock Hall, and its place in music history....||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S. Marks 100th Anniversary of Entry into WWI||An interview with associate professor of political science Hein Goemans||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuickcast: University Acquires Newly Discovered Suffrage Letters||From a crate in a barn to the Rochester's Arhives||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe sound behind the Grammys||In this episode of the Quadcast podcast, Nick Bruno ’17 interviews Grammy Award-winner Stephen Roessner, a lecturer in Rochester’s audio and music engineering program, and Dan Kannen ’17, one of Roessner’s students. Together they discuss what...||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation Meets Big Data||Researchers from the Warner School of Education are using data to study everything from student success to the allocation of critical resources across districts. Associate professor, chair of Educational Leadership, and associate dean for Academic...||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
As an avid public radio listener I really like these smart conversations that delve below the surface. Something new to hold my interest.
Rochester has no shortage of interesting stories to tell—and a top-notch lineup of people to tell them!
Love the diversity
Really enjoying the range of topics that this podcast has covered in only just its first few episodes. Looking forward to more!