Please consider downloading the latest version of Internet Explorer
to experience this site as intended.
Tools Search Main Menu

Sandra Knispel

rss feed

Sandra Knispel's Latest Posts

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.

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

Researchers, engineers team up on app for caregivers facing FASD

July 11, 2017

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.5 million grant to support the development of a mobile app providing peer-to-peer interventions for parents of children with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders (FASD).

Continue Reading

What really motivates us

What really motivates us

June 14, 2017

Is it money, power, and fame? Or rather fear and punishment? For nearly 40 years Richard Ryan and Edward Deci, the founders of self-determination theory, have sought to answer the question of human motivation.

Continue Reading

QuadCast: Think you have the University’s commencement traditions down pat?

QuadCast: Think you have the University’s commencement traditions down pat?

May 18, 2017

A university can acquire (and abandon) a lot of traditions over 150-plus years. “Tradition guru” University archivist Melissa Mead takes us on a little tour of some of our quirky graduation traditions—then and now.

Continue Reading