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Newswise: Research Shows Improvements in edTPA Preparation Despite Persistent Challenges

Article ID: 653970

Research Shows Improvements in edTPA Preparation Despite Persistent Challenges

University of Rochester

A study by University of Rochester researchers indicates that teaching candidates better understand the edTPA process and what is expected of them after two years of the licensure test’s implementation in New York and Washington states. The 2015 survey, the second in a series of two examining the implementation of edTPA as a high-stakes assessment for beginning teachers, was funded by the Spencer Foundation.

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20-May-2016 1:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: A Digital 'Rochester Cloak' to Fit All Sizes

Article ID: 653898

A Digital 'Rochester Cloak' to Fit All Sizes

University of Rochester

Using the same mathematical framework as the Rochester Cloak, researchers at the University of Rochester have been able to use flat screen displays to extend the range of angles that can be hidden from view. Their method lays out how cloaks of arbitrary shapes, that work from multiple viewpoints, may be practically realized in the near future using commercially available digital devices.

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19-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT
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    28-Apr-2016 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 652441

Researchers Demonstrate Record Optical Nonlinearity

University of Rochester

New research may offer an alternative to the way in which researchers have approached some photonics applications. Photonics applications rely greatly on what physicists call nonlinear optics - the different way in which materials behave depending on the intensity of light that passes through them. Now a team has demonstrated that the transparent, electrical conductor indium tin oxide can result in up to 100 times greater nonlinearity than other known materials.

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27-Apr-2016 10:15 AM EDT
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Newswise: Are We Alone? Setting Some Limits to Our Uniqueness

Article ID: 652537

Are We Alone? Setting Some Limits to Our Uniqueness

University of Rochester

Are humans unique and alone in the vast universe? This question-- summed up in the famous Drake equation--has for a half-century been one of the most intractable and uncertain in science. But a new paper shows that the recent discoveries of exoplanets combined with a broader approach to the question makes it possible to assign a new empirically valid probability to whether any other advanced technological civilizations have ever existed.

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27-Apr-2016 8:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 652142

Prince Will Be Remembered as One of Most Significant Artists in American Popular Music History

University of Rochester

Prince was one of the most important artists in American popular music during the last two decades of the twentieth century.

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21-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 649986

Paying Attention to Words Not Just Images Leads to Better Image Captions

University of Rochester

A team of University of Rochester and Adobe researchers is outperforming other approaches to creating computer-generated image captions in an international competition. The key to their winning approach? Thinking about words – what they mean and how they fit in a sentence structure – just as much as thinking about the image itself.

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17-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Body Temperature Triggers Newly-Developed Polymer to Change Shape
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    9-Feb-2016 12:10 AM EST

Article ID: 647497

Body Temperature Triggers Newly-Developed Polymer to Change Shape

University of Rochester

Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by Chemical Engineering Professor Mitch Anthamatten at the University of Rochester created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

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5-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Scientists Map the Genome of the Common Bed Bug
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    2-Feb-2016 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 647012

Scientists Map the Genome of the Common Bed Bug

University of Rochester

A multi-institution team of researchers has successfully mapped the genome of Cimex lectularius, the common bed bug. Among the findings, scientists discovered more than 800 instances of genes being transferred from bacteria to the bed bug’s chromosomes.

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29-Jan-2016 1:00 PM EST
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