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Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

Political experts say U.S. democracy healthier than public thinks

October 17, 2017

The third Bright Line Watch survey, co-authored by Rochester political scientist Gretchen Helmke, focuses on the health of U.S. democratic institutions and compares the results from thousands of political professionals with the general public.

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URMC’s SMILEmobile serves students at East High

URMC’s SMILEmobile serves students at East High

October 11, 2017

The SMILEmobile—a self-contained traveling dental clinic—is wheelchair-accessible and designed to reach underserved or hard-to-reach populations.

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East High: Education professor sees an environment in transition

East High: Education professor sees an environment in transition

October 11, 2017

Joanne Larson takes academic-scientific knowledge of best practices directly to East High’s classrooms, support staff, administrators, and teachers. She says the school feels “180 degrees different.”

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School of Nursing staffs health care facility at East High

School of Nursing staffs health care facility at East High

October 10, 2017

More than 1,100 students at East enrolled in the free program in the 2016-17 school year, accessing comprehensive physical and mental health services on the school campus.

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RCCL allows students to engage, learn outside the classroom

RCCL allows students to engage, learn outside the classroom

October 9, 2017

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership was created in 2005 to put University student community engagement programs under one umbrella. In 12 years, it’s become a pretty big umbrella.

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Wilson Day is rite of autumn for first-year students

Wilson Day is rite of autumn for first-year students

October 6, 2017

Wilson Day enables first-year students to learn about the Rochester community during orientation, as they help out at nearly 100 local agencies, including schools, churches, nursing homes, museums, and more.

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At-risk families find research-driven services at Mt. Hope Family Center

At-risk families find research-driven services at Mt. Hope Family Center

October 4, 2017

The Mt. Hope Family Center sits on a two-way street. Its researchers and clinicians have provided evidence-based services to at-risk families, while training the next generation of clinicians and research scientists.

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Early school start times may increase teen depression, anxiety

Early school start times may increase teen depression, anxiety

October 3, 2017

Teenagers whose classes begin before 8:30 a.m. may be at particular risk, according to a recent Medical Center study that is one of the first to look specifically at school start times and compromised sleep quality.

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Engaging the Rochester community in research

Engaging the Rochester community in research

October 2, 2017

When we think of research, many of us picture test tubes in a laboratory or manuscripts in a library. But some research projects—especially in the fields of health, education, and the social sciences—involve people as they go about their daily lives. How, then, can the University conduct community-engaged projects that are effective, evidence-based, and sustainable? Rochester students, researchers, and community members explored this question as part of the fifth annual Community Engagement Symposium.

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Whose heritage do we honor when building—and destroying—monuments?

Whose heritage do we honor when building—and destroying—monuments?

September 25, 2017

What’s the function of a monument? Who should be honored with one—and who gets to decide? Richard Leventhal, a professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore these questions in the second annual James Conlon Memorial Lecture.

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