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Playing action video games can boost learning

Playing action video games can boost learning

November 10, 2014

A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves not just the skills taught in the game, but learning capabilities more generally.

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Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

Shattering the stigma of schizophrenia, related disorders

October 17, 2014

The University of Rochester is partnering with the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) in sponsoring a conference, with the goal raising understanding of schizophrenia in our community.

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New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

New books paints portrait of Spanish scientist as artist

October 17, 2014

Many in the scientific world today recognize Spanish Nobel Prize-winner Santiago Ramón y Cajal as a pioneer in cell biology and neuroscience. Now in a new book by professor Claudia Schaefer, he is being more fully recognized as an empirical observer and dedicated photographer.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt speaks at humanities symposia

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt speaks at humanities symposia

October 15, 2014

One of the world’s most celebrated scholars in the humanities, Stephen Greenblatt will visit the University to lecture and participate in workshops with the campus community. Greenblatt will give a public talk for the University’s Ferrari Humanities Symposia on Thursday, Oct. 30 based on ideas introduced in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

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Children in crisis focus of annual Anthony/Stanton Conversations

Children in crisis focus of annual Anthony/Stanton Conversations

October 14, 2014

Sheree Toth, the executive director of the Mt. Hope Family Center and professor of clinical psychology, will deliver this year’s keynote speech at this year’s annual Stanton/Anthony Conversations, which will focus on the mental wellness of children.

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Author and activist Ru Freeman to receive 2014 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for fiction

Author and activist Ru Freeman to receive 2014 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for fiction

October 8, 2014

Freeman will receive the award and $7,500 prize on Thursday, Oct. 23. As part of the award ceremony, Freeman will give a reading from the novel and she will sign copies of her book during a reception after the event.

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Acclaimed author’s new novel steeped in family mystery

Acclaimed author’s new novel steeped in family mystery

September 16, 2014

As a child, professor and noted author Joanna Scott played with figurines collected by her great-grandfather, Armand de Potter. After unearthing a trunk filled with diaries and documents, Scott realized her great-grandfather wasn’t the man he seemed. This disquieting discovery became the basis for her new novel, De Potter’s Grand Tour.

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Comparative literature professor explores concept of ‘the sublime’

Comparative literature professor explores concept of ‘the sublime’

September 12, 2014

Robert Doran looks at the intense interest in the “sublime” as an aesthetic concept — distinct from and even surpassing “beauty” — in his forthcoming book The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant.

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Warner School professor promotes understanding of psychopathology

Warner School professor promotes understanding of psychopathology

September 12, 2014

A new book, co-authored by Andre Marquis, associate professor of counseling and human development, closely examines the causes of, and treatments for, mental health disorders from various psychological and social perspectives.

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