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Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist

Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist

March 11, 2014

Three Percent, now run out of the University of Rochester and in conjunction with the translation publishing house Open Letter Press, will post arguments for each of its longlisted finalists during the weeks leading up to the awards.

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Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s disease

Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s disease

March 9, 2014

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.”

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UR professor: Time to overhaul U.S. education system

UR professor: Time to overhaul U.S. education system

March 9, 2014

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.

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Guts of Galapagos volcano revealed in 3D images

Guts of Galapagos volcano revealed in 3D images

March 6, 2014

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.

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UR helps ‘spread the word’ through dance, music

UR helps ‘spread the word’ through dance, music

March 5, 2014

During events at the Medical School and River Campus, students asked people to take a pledge to stop using the word “retard” or “retarded.”

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Should kindergarteners stop finger painting and start learning French?

Should kindergarteners stop finger painting and start learning French?

March 4, 2014

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.

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Rochester leaders lobby in Albany

Rochester leaders lobby in Albany

March 3, 2014

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.

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Turning research into jobs

Turning research into jobs

February 27, 2014

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.

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Minority aspirants to federal bench are hindered by underrating

Minority aspirants to federal bench are hindered by underrating

February 26, 2014

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.

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The galaxy In your toilet bowl

The galaxy In your toilet bowl

February 25, 2014

Our resident physicist, Adam Frank, likes to point out the great science happening around us all the time. Even there in your toilet bowl, that whirl of water is similar to a spiraling galaxy.

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