News by Topic: Liberal Arts
January 15, 2020
Connections: Author Sarah Burns on her book, "The Politics of War Powers"
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science.
January 13, 2020
War powers and presidential unilateralism examined in new book by RIT professor
The debate in Washington continues whether to force President Donald Trump to seek Congressional authorization before taking future military action. But this isn’t the first time war powers of a president were called into question, says an RIT professor who just published a book detailing how presidents worked with Congress – or didn’t – prior to foreign attacks.
January 9, 2020
Trump, like Obama, tests the limits of presidential war powers
Essay by Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science, published by The Conversation.
December 19, 2019
Impeachment overkill, the USMCA’s impact on jobs and the power of imagery: 3 quotes from the Democratic debate
Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science, analyzes a statement from the final Democratic presidential debate of 2019 for The Conversation.
December 15, 2019
Students address challenges in RIT Grand Challenges Scholars Program
Ridding waterways of microplastics, delivering water to remote villages experiencing drought, and better ways to remove salt from water were just a few of the clean-water research projects recently presented by undergraduate students as part of RIT’s Grand Challenge Scholars program.
December 13, 2019
In impeachment spotlight, dueling views of professionalism appear
Essay by Michael Brown, assistant professor of history, published by The Conversation.
December 13, 2019
Margaret Morse Nice thought like a song sparrow and changed how scientists understand animal behavior
Essay by Kristoffer Whitney, assistant professor in the Department of Science, Technology, and Society, published by The Conversation.
December 10, 2019
The articles of impeachment against President Trump, explained
The Washington Post talks to Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science, about the obstruction of justice component of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
December 2, 2019
California solves batteries’ embarrassing climate problem
Vox cites Eric Hittinger, associate professor of public policy, about changes to the Self-Generation Incentive Program.
December 1, 2019
Curious Kids: How come Donald Trump won if Hillary Clinton got more votes?
Sarah Burns, associate professor of political science, explains how the Electoral College works for the "Curious Kids" series published by The Conversation.
November 21, 2019
The toll of illegal firearms
The Rochester Beacon talks to Irshad Altheimer, associate professor of criminal justice and director, Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about gun violence.
November 19, 2019
RIT welcomes creative students with performing arts scholarships
In an effort to help RIT develop the leading performing arts program in the nation for non-majors, nearly 150 first-year students interested in performing arts this year received partial scholarships.