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Science & Technology
November 28, 2016 | 11:51 am

Brain training video games help improve kids vision

A new study by vision scientists finds that children with poor vision see vast and lasting improvement in their peripheral vision after only eight hours of playing kid-friendly video games.

topics: Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Duje Tadin, featured-post-side, research finding, video games,
Society & Culture
November 18, 2016 | 10:48 am

How thinking about behavior differently can lead to happier FASD families

Caregivers of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders who attribute their child’s misbehavior to neurodevelopmental disabilities rather than willful disobedience tend to use more effective parenting strategies, according to a new Mt. Hope Family Center study.

topics: Christie Petrenko, featured-post, Mt. Hope Family Center, parenting, research finding,
Society & Culture
October 21, 2016 | 01:27 pm

Social critic Christopher Lasch’s enduring influence

In a recent interview, Vox editor Ezra Klein asked Hillary Clinton to name three books that have influenced how she thinks about policy. Clinton’s reply included the work of Christopher Lasch, who was a historian at the University of Rochester for nearly a quarter of a century.

topics: Christopher Lasch, Department of History, Jeff Ludwig, School of Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences,
University News
October 20, 2016 | 09:00 am

Cerulli awarded for empowering women

Catherine Cerulli, director of the Susan B. Anthony Center and the Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization, was honored by the YWCA. She has worked on issues surrounding domestic violence and child abuse for more than 25 years.

topics: awards, Catherine Cerulli, violence,
Society & Culture
October 17, 2016 | 04:56 pm

Building Healthy Children program honors graduates

A group of young mothers have completed a three-year program of the University’s Mt. Hope Family Center that offers early intervention support in their new roles as parents.

topics: announcements, Building Healthy Children, Mt. Hope Family Center, parenting,
Society & Culture
September 22, 2016 | 03:05 pm

Grant funds STRONGER to help trauma victims

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.

topics: Mt. Hope Family Center, research funding,
Society & Culture
September 8, 2016 | 03:31 pm

Q&A: Understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

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.

topics: child development, Christie Petrenko, Mt. Hope Family Center, patient care,
Science & Technology
August 30, 2016 | 10:09 am

Why neutrinos ‘matter’ in the early universe

When the highly anticipated findings from the Japan-based T2K neutrino experiment were finally presented at the International Conference on High Energy Physics this month, it was Rochester graduate student Konosuke (Ko) Iwamoto who updated the physics world on the puzzle behind the imbalance between matter and antimatter.

topics: Department of Physics and Astronomy, global engagement, Kevin McFarland, research finding, School of Arts and Sciences, Steven Manly,
Society & Culture
August 25, 2016 | 12:16 pm

Why does stress in relationships affect parenting?

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.

topics: Department of Psychology, Melissa Sturge-Apple, Mt. Hope Family Center, Patrick Davies, research funding, School of Arts and Sciences,
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