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‘Summer slide’ slows when kids pick summer reading list

‘Summer slide’ slows when kids pick summer reading list

May 20, 2015

At the end of the school year, districts often send reading lists home with their students in the hopes of combating “summer slide,” the literacy loss experienced during the long break that hits low-income students particularly hard. But a Medical Center study shows these programs can be more effective with only a small tweak: Let the kids choose the books.

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World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

World’s musical diversity showcased in Eastman concert series

May 20, 2015

Guest artists will bring music from India, Portugal, and South Asia to the Kilbourn Hall stage as part of the World Music Series for 2015-2016.

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Rick Aab commits $3M to new Golisano Children’s Hospital

Rick Aab commits $3M to new Golisano Children’s Hospital

May 18, 2015

University Trustee Rick Aab’s commitment to the Children’s Hospital Building Fund is an expression of his friendship with Tansukh Ganatra and the Ganatra family. Aab and Ganatra co-founded US LEC Corp., a telecommunications company based in Charlotte, N.C. In recognition of Aab’s generosity, the University will name the atrium in the new Golisano Children’s Hospital the Ganatra Family Atrium.

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Commencement 2015

Commencement 2015

May 17, 2015

Each year during commencement weekend, the University recognizes its graduating students and their families, outstanding faculty and alumni, special guests, and other honorees. From mortarboard decorating to academic processions, enjoy this overview of Commencement 2015.

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Using light to separate good from bad in antioxidant therapy

Using light to separate good from bad in antioxidant therapy

May 15, 2015

Most dietary advice includes a plug for antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries and spinach. So why have so many antioxidant-based therapies failed in clinical trials? A $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to a junior investigator at the School of Medicine and Dentistry aims to find out.

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Celebrating 2015 student award winners

Celebrating 2015 student award winners

May 14, 2015

Meet some of the Rochester students who have earned national honors and scholarships in recognition of their academic achievements.

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Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals earn four stars in new national ratings

Strong Memorial and Highland Hospitals earn four stars in new national ratings

May 12, 2015

Based on data from patient surveys, the new Hospital Compare Star Ratings aim to help consumers choose a hospital by providing a snapshot of the care they deliver. Strong and Highland received the highest overall ratings in the region with four out of five stars.

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Recital concludes Third Thursday concert series

Recital concludes Third Thursday concert series

May 11, 2015

A May 21 recital by Malcolm Matthews ’11E ’14E (MM), director of music at St. Mary’s Church in Rochester, wraps up the 2014–15 season of Third Thursday Concerts with Eastman’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery.

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Medical Center start-up takes aim at memory, cognition problems

Medical Center start-up takes aim at memory, cognition problems

April 30, 2015

Medications are available to treat many of the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, but there is no drug that improves the memory and cognitive problems that often plague patients. A new start-up company, built around research conducted at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, hopes to change that.

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Study finds online ads drive sales

Study finds online ads drive sales

April 23, 2015

According to new research from Simon Business School, the more a consumer sees an online ad and the closer a consumer lives to the location of a store, the larger the sales lift for the retailer.

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May 25, 2015
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