Overall, the blood test predicted who would get Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive impairment with over 90% accuracy. “We were surprised,” said Mark Mapstone, a neuropsychologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center and lead author of the study. “But it turns out that it appears we were looking in the right place.”
Fixing public education is simple — just stop treating children like dunces. Instead, ask them what they want to learn, then help them learn it. That’s the idea behind Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling, a new book by Joanne Larson.
A team of researchers based at the University of Rochester buried 15 seismometers — tools used to measure the velocity and direction of waves generated by earthquakes — beneath the Sierra Negra volcano, the largest and most active volcano in the Galapagos Islands.
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.