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New book explores role of applied linguistics in STEM education

New book explores role of applied linguistics in STEM education

July 30, 2014

Warner School of Education professor Mary Jane Curry has co-edited a collection of studies and projects from researchers and professionals, offering new perspectives on how language and literacy can help facilitate and innovate various aspects of science, technology, and math education.

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People who feel they have a purpose in life live longer

People who feel they have a purpose in life live longer

July 28, 2014

Hill and his colleague Nicholas Turiano of the University of Rochester Medical Center looked to see how more than 6,000 people answered questions like “Some people wander aimlessly through life, but I am not one of them,” and other questions that gauged positive and negative emotions.

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Warner School professor awarded Fulbright scholar grant

Warner School professor awarded Fulbright scholar grant

June 23, 2014

Associate professor Martin Lynch has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Russia. Lynch will conduct research on the beliefs of local childcare and child development experts on what is needed to help children develop and thrive in psychologically and emotionally healthy ways.

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Research: Children of judges may influence court decisions

Research: Children of judges may influence court decisions

May 28, 2014

I was speaking with Maya Sen. She’s a political scientist at the University of Rochester and along with Adam Glynn at Harvard, she realized that mother nature was actually conducting a randomized experiment on judges when it came to one factor, the gender of their kids.

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Amazon’s last defenders? Literary nonprofits wrestle with ethics of taking Amazon grants

Amazon’s last defenders? Literary nonprofits wrestle with ethics of taking Amazon grants

May 28, 2014

For Chad Post, at the University of Rochester’s Open Letter literary translation press, the correlation between funds and work is simple: The money we receive from Amazon goes directly to writers and translators, Post writes.

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Rochester remembers Maya Angelou

Rochester remembers Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou’s work touched many people who wouldn’t otherwise read poetry, says University of Rochester Associate Professor of English and African American Studies Jeffrey Tucker. “It’s a loss that is going to be felt not only among scholars of African American Literature, but the general public as well,”

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Classic innovation

Classic innovation

May 28, 2014

As Jamal Rossi was presented as the new dean of the Eastman School of Music earlier this month, both he and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman highlighted the school’s history. But they also addressed the task of operating in an increasingly changing music world.

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UR professor inducted into National Academy of Sciences

UR professor inducted into National Academy of Sciences

May 27, 2014

Richard N. Aslin was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences at its 151st annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Aslin is the William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and director of the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging.

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Skin cancer survivor talks dangers of sun exposure

Skin cancer survivor talks dangers of sun exposure

May 26, 2014

Dr. Marc Brown with the University of Rochester Medical Center said melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. “There’s a person that dies every hour from melanoma and there’s going to be at least 10,000 from melanoma this year.”

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