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<em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em> names Dahpon Ho teaching innovator

Chronicle of Higher Education names Dahpon Ho teaching innovator

October 22, 2017

The assistant professor of history is known for having students reenact battle scenes, conduct “rocket” tests, and write propaganda campaigns to try to bring the era of the Korean War to life.

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Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

October 17, 2017

The third Bright Line Watch survey, co-authored by Rochester political scientist Gretchen Helmke, focuses on the health of U.S. democratic institutions and compares the results from thousands of political professionals with the general public.

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University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

University alumnus wins MacArthur ‘genius grant’

October 11, 2017

Historian Derek Peterson ’93 has been awarded one of this year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowships—commonly known as the “genius grant”—for his work in reshaping the understanding of African colonialism and nationalism.

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URMC’s SMILEmobile serves students at East High

URMC’s SMILEmobile serves students at East High

October 11, 2017

The SMILEmobile—a self-contained traveling dental clinic—is wheelchair-accessible and designed to reach underserved or hard-to-reach populations.

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East High: Education professor sees an environment in transition

East High: Education professor sees an environment in transition

October 11, 2017

Joanne Larson takes academic-scientific knowledge of best practices directly to East High’s classrooms, support staff, administrators, and teachers. She says the school feels “180 degrees different.”

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Mary Ann Mavrinac new president of the Association of Research Libraries

Mary Ann Mavrinac new president of the Association of Research Libraries

October 5, 2017

The University’s vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean of University Libraries has started her term as the new president national association representing 125 leading research libraries in the United States and Canada.

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At-risk families find research-driven services at Mt. Hope Family Center

At-risk families find research-driven services at Mt. Hope Family Center

October 4, 2017

The Mt. Hope Family Center sits on a two-way street. Its researchers and clinicians have provided evidence-based services to at-risk families, while training the next generation of clinicians and research scientists.

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Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

September 14, 2017

Krystel Huxlin has developed rigorous visual training that can restore some of the basic vision lost to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a tumor. Here Huxlin discusses how this therapy teaches undamaged parts of the brain to take over.

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Quadcast transcript: Does guilt make good parenting

August 22, 2017

[music, voiceover] You are now listening to the UR Quadcast, University of Rochester’s official podcast. Sandra Knispel: Welcome to the QuadCast. I am joined today by University of Rochester psychology professor Judi Smetana, an expert in the field of adolescent-parent relationships, and Wendy Rote, who got her PhD in Psychology at Rochester and is now […]

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Does guilt make good parenting?

Does guilt make good parenting?

August 22, 2017

There isn’t much Judith Smetana doesn’t know about parenting teenagers. Her latest study in a nearly 40-year career as a professor of psychology, looks at the effect of using guilt as a parenting tool.

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