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Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

Intervention for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders has biggest impact on parents

April 25, 2017

A new pilot study finds that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families benefit from a multi-component intervention, with the biggest change seen on the parents’ abilities to respond to their children’s needs.

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Birthday bash fit for a president. The third, actually.

Birthday bash fit for a president. The third, actually.

April 13, 2017

To mark Jefferson’s birthday, Thomas Slaughter’s class is in for a rare treat: a historically accurate lunch, culled from the actual Monticello cuisine and prepared according to recipes taken directly from Thomas Jefferson’s Cookbook and Dining at Monticello.

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Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

Treated mothers pass along benefits of therapy

April 13, 2017

Study shows children also benefit when mothers receive therapy for depression. Part of the improvement is a result of shifting the mother’s vantage point with time-limited therapy that focuses on resolving symptoms and interpersonal issues.

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An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

April 13, 2017

The works of Romantic era poet and artist William Blake pervade modern writing, music, film and TV. The William Blake Archive, newly redesigned, has digitized nearly 7,000 images from Blake’s creations, making them more accessible than ever to scholars and fans.

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The future of the past

The future of the past

April 12, 2017

Trained as a scholar of medieval literature, Gregory Heyworth has become a “textual scientist.” He recovers the words and images of cultural heritage objects that have been lost, through damage and erasure, to time. To rescue them, he and collaborators on the aptly named Lazarus Project use a transportable multispectral imaging lab—the only one in the world—to make the undecipherable, and even the invisible, legible again.

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Rainbow Lecture to explore harassment in online gameworlds

Rainbow Lecture to explore harassment in online gameworlds

April 11, 2017

In his lecture “Locker Room Talk: Pussies, Guns, and Video Gaymers,” William Cheng, assistant professor of music at Dartmouth College, will explore some of the challenges of conducting field research in online arenas such as multiplayer games and Internet threads.

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Gandhi Institute aims to heal hate with new youth program

Gandhi Institute aims to heal hate with new youth program

April 10, 2017

This initiative will provide grants of up to $1,000 for 12 local youth teams. “This project is intended to address the root causes of hate and incivility,” says Kit Miller, director of the institute.

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Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

April 7, 2017

For those suffering from dysphoria­—general unhappiness or elevated depressive symptoms—a Rochester study has found that experiencing or even just anticipating uplifting events in daily life was related to feeling less depressed that same day.

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Why did America enter World War I? Because Germany embarked on a deadly gamble.

Why did America enter World War I? Because Germany embarked on a deadly gamble.

April 5, 2017

One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, Congress voted to declare war on Germany, joining the bloody battle—then optimistically called the “Great War.” Rochester political scientist Hein Goemans explains why Germany was willing to risk American entry into the war.

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Kids in stressful environments may adapt cognitive skills

Kids in stressful environments may adapt cognitive skills

April 4, 2017

A new study shows that early experiences of environmental harshness, in combination with personal temperament, can shape the child’s problem-solving abilities later in life.

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