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Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

September 29, 2016

Smith’s 2009 book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story is the only biography written on the iconic broadcaster. “He’s a very humble man, and I think he feels his work speaks for itself,” Smith says. “Nobody says a bad word about him. Nobody.”

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Researchers link stress, loss of control to physical frailty in older adults

Researchers link stress, loss of control to physical frailty in older adults

September 28, 2016

In a new study, Warner School of Education researchers have shown that chronic stress and poverty, which are associated with physical frailty in old age, become problematic when these factors result in lower perceptions of control.

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Author Andrea Wulf on Alexander von Humboldt, ‘founding father’ of environmentalism

Author Andrea Wulf on Alexander von Humboldt, ‘founding father’ of environmentalism

September 27, 2016

Nineteenth-century explorer and scientist Alexander von Humboldt created the modern idea of nature, says author Andrea Wulf, who’ll be speaking on October 4, as part of the Humanities Center Lecture Series.

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Grant funds STRONGER to help trauma victims

Grant funds STRONGER to help trauma victims

September 22, 2016

The new project of the Mt. Hope Family Center will provide treatment services for 800 children and adults exposed to a wide array of stress and trauma, and will promote policies for trauma care.

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Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

September 9, 2016

In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.

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Q&A: Understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Q&A: Understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

September 8, 2016

Prenatal alcohol exposure is the largest preventable cause of developmental disabilities in the United States. Christie Petrenko discusses her research and clinical interventions with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and their families.

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Star Trek’s half-century voyage

Star Trek’s half-century voyage

September 8, 2016

From the beginning, Star Trek has attracted a cerebral sort, so it’s not surprising to find an abundance of Rochester connections to the series. Faculty and alumni have composed its theme, written episodes, and been influenced in their work by the series.

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May Bragdon Diaries offer online window into Rochester’s past

May Bragdon Diaries offer online window into Rochester’s past

September 1, 2016

May Bragdon didn’t have access to Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, but the diaries she wrote from 1893 to 1914 include many of the same compelling visual elements. After a five-year digitization and transcription project, this resource is now available online through River Campus Libraries.

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Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

August 25, 2016

Mt. Hope Family Center researchers Melissa Sturge-Apple and Patrick Davies have been awarded a $2.9 million grant to research how conflicts and stress between parents spill over to influence interactions between parent and child.

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