A National Science Foundation grant has been awarded to the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform to enhance and expand current efforts to prepare K–12 master teachers in math and science in urban settings.
Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters, a new book published by the University’s Open Letter Press, details the rise and fall of the infamous 12 and 15-year-old mediums who convinced the world they could communicate with dead.
The award is being given for Townsend’s debut novel Saint Monkey, which was named by The Root as one of the 15 best works published by black authors in 2014.
Imagine the turmoil that would ensue if half the actors walked out of a play midway through the performance. Something very similar happened in an urban school district during the four-year period it was studied by Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational policy at the Warner School.
Christopher White, associate professor of religion at Vassar College, will give the talk, “Doorways to Invisible Dimensions: Claude Bragdon’s Other-Worldly Art, the ‘Fourth Dimension’ and Modern Forms of Enchantment.”
Anthropologist Jessica Cattelino uses ethnographic research in the Everglades to examine the cultural politics of water, and the ways that Everglades residents—including Seminole Indians and non-Seminole farmers and ranchers, water managers, and environmentalists—value water.
“Instead of thinking about the effects of intimate partner violence in an isolated kind of way, we need to look at it across the lifespan and across the developmental stages,” says keynote speaker Dr. Tasneem Ismailji.
The University will celebrate the opening of its Humanities Center this fall with an inaugural talk by Gerald Early, a leading authority on race and American culture.
Psychologists at the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center have found that mothers who experienced more types of maltreatment as children are more critical of their ability to parent successfully.