Teachers and parents are wondering how early is too early to focus on academics in school. This week’s parenting panel looks how the classroom is changing for young children. Also with us, Lynn Gatto. She’s the director of elementary education at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education.
The Rochester community presented a united front during a lobbying trip to Albany Monday. The eight-member contingent from the Rochester Community Coalition, including University President Joel Seligman, met with representatives of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and the local state Senate and state Assembly delegations.
How do we add jobs to our local economy? That’s the same question that Paul Ballentine wrestles with. Ballentine is the deputy director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) at the University of Rochester. The organization supports new research by matching university researchers with corporate partners.
The American Bar Association’s ratings are presented as advice to the White House and the Senate, but they carry real weight. The ratings produced by a senior ABA panel actually influence whether nominees become judges, says University of Rochester political scientist Maya Sen.
For more than a century, lawmakers from big cities have complained that their voices are ignored in state legislatures. And, it turns out, they’re right. “Big-city people had an explanation, and their explanation was this is hostility,” one of the researchers, University of Rochester professor Gerald Gamm, said. But it turns out that explanation was only partly true, he said.
Mystery symptoms can be frustrating for doctors and patients alike. “Most people don’t want to hear ‘I don’t really know,’ but the truth is often we don’t really know,” says Susan H. McDaniel, associate chair of the department of family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York.
Believe it or not, playing this game could be a good treatment for lazy eye, according to preliminary research. At this year’s meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the University of Rochester’s Daphne Bavelier described her work on how video games affect the visual system.
The mystery behind how a spherical star can produce aspherical nebula may have been solved, according to a new study. “Most stars in the universe die this way,” says the study’s lead author, Professor Eric Blackman of the University of Rochester in New York.