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New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

June 29, 2015

In his just-published book Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart, musicologist Ralph P. Locke explores how peoples who were considered different from “us” (Europeans) were characterized in popular songs, instrumental works, oratorios, ballets, and operas.

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Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

June 18, 2015

Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center. The study tracked the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the children at ages 2, 3, and 4 and found that specific forms of family adversity are linked to both elevated and low levels of cortisol in children. Children with either the elevated or low cortisol levels had lower than average cognitive ability at age 4.

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Singer Awards recognize those who changed lives of four UR graduates

Singer Awards recognize those who changed lives of four UR graduates

June 9, 2015

Each year, seniors in the College are invited to nominate a high school teacher for consideration for the Singer Family Prize. The four award winners receive a plaque and $3,000, as well as $2,500 for their school.

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$10 million grant funds center to study OCD

$10 million grant funds center to study OCD

June 4, 2015

A new research center, led by professor of pharmacology and physiology Susan Haber, will work to map the networks in the brain disrupted in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Exercise may combat ‘chemo-brain’ in cancer patients

Exercise may combat ‘chemo-brain’ in cancer patients

June 1, 2015

New data from University scientists shows that cancer patients might feel their best if they simply maintain or only slightly increase their physical activity throughout chemotherapy instead of letting it decline.

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President announces Elizabeth Stauderman as new vice president for Communications

President announces Elizabeth Stauderman as new vice president for Communications

May 28, 2015

Stauderman is an experienced leader in external relations, institutional positioning and issues management. Her career in higher education of more than 20 years has included roles in communications, alumni relations, annual fundraising, and student affairs.

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Can Xue, Rocío Cerón win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

Can Xue, Rocío Cerón win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

May 27, 2015

The eighth annual Best Translated Book Awards were announced at BookExpo America on Wednesday, May 27, with Chinese author Can Xue’s The Last Lover taking home the award for fiction, and Spanish poet Rocío Cerón’s Diorama winning for poetry.

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Thinking alike changes how we speak

Thinking alike changes how we speak

May 19, 2015

As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other’s posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study from brain and cognitive sciences researchers shows that people with similar views tend to more closely mirror, or align, each other’s speech patterns. In addition, people who are better at compromising align more closely.

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University announces 2015 commencement honorary degrees and award recipients

University announces 2015 commencement honorary degrees and award recipients

April 28, 2015

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders and scholars by bestowing honorary degrees, the Eastman Medal, Hutchison Medals for exemplary service, and awards for scholarship and teaching. Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and deliver the College’s commencement address on May 17.

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