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Protected: Too cool for school? Not at Rochester

Protected: Too cool for school? Not at Rochester

March 31, 2015

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Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

March 26, 2015

A University team found a way to make chemotherapy more effective by exposing cancer cells to a molecule that inhibits NMD (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay) prior to treatment with doxorubicin, a drug used to treat leukemia, breast, bone, lung and other cancers.

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30th anniversary of Mela

30th anniversary of Mela

March 21, 2015

Performers from more than a dozen student groups took the stage in Strong Auditorium for the Association for the Development of Interest in the Indian Subcontinent’s 30th annual Mela performance in Strong Auditorium. (Chi Huang / University of Rochester)

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School of Nursing ranked in top 30 graduate nursing schools by U.S. News

School of Nursing ranked in top 30 graduate nursing schools by U.S. News

March 10, 2015

The School of Nursing has ascended to a slot among the top 30 graduate nursing schools in the country, according to the 2016 rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The school was ranked 30th for its master’s level nursing programs, a jump from a ranking of 32nd in 2012, and 40th in 2008.

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Apple highlights Parkinson’s app with URMC ties

Apple highlights Parkinson’s app with URMC ties

March 9, 2015

A new iPhone mobile app which allows patients with Parkinson’s disease to track their symptoms in real time and share this information with researchers was featured by Apple executives during the company’s semi-annual product launch event.

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Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

Gillibrand, students discuss sexual assault bill

March 3, 2015

Students and community advocates sat down Monday at the University of Rochester with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to discuss the latest version of her bipartisan bill regarding campus sexual assault.

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Upstate business leaders press for $2.5B fund

Upstate business leaders press for $2.5B fund

March 3, 2015

Upstate business leaders are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to increase his $1.5 billion proposal for an upstate economic development competition to $2.5 billion, saying the area needs the greater infusion of cash. … Others who signed the letter included Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester.

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Can cities change Earth’s evolution?

Can cities change Earth’s evolution?

March 3, 2015

But what if evolutionary change could operate much faster? What if evolution could dance to the same beat as something like ecology — the interaction of life with changing environments? (by professor of astrophysics Adam Frank)

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Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

Teacher candidates lack a clear understanding of new performance assessment

March 2, 2015

Teacher education programs nationwide anticipate a smooth transition to edTPA, a new performance assessment for initial teacher certification. But a new study of teacher candidates in Wisconsin and New York state shows that many did not necessarily understand how the edTPA process works.

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Why millennials are increasingly cutting the cord

Why millennials are increasingly cutting the cord

March 2, 2015

Mitch Lovett, professor of marketing at Simon Business School, says that most people are still watching many hours on a traditional TV format. “However, as options become better for the live events, the bundled ‘must-view-live’ and ‘happy-to-delay’ programming will be broken. This is on the horizon…”

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