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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.

Channels: Arts and Entertainment, History, Recently Deceased, Local - New York,

Released:
21-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Pop Culture

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Author of New Book Aims to Reassert the “Public” in Public Education

University of Rochester

The United States may be witnessing the end of public education. That’s the reality David Hursh, professor in teaching and curriculum at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education, argues in his forthcoming book "The End of Public Schools: The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education."

Channels: Education, Local - New York,

Released:
16-Nov-2015 2:30 PM EST
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Education

Newswise: Starting Over in U.S. Education: Author of New Book Aims to Flip a Broken K-12 School System

Starting Over in U.S. Education: Author of New Book Aims to Flip a Broken K-12 School System

University of Rochester

Current reforms to American public education are not working and enough is enough, says Joanne Larson, professor of education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education and author of the new book Radical Equality in Education: Starting Over in U.S. Schooling.

Channels: Education,

Released:
26-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST
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Education

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Expert Available: Racial Discourse and the Death of Trayvon Martin

University of Rochester

President Barack Obama's response to the death of Trayvon Martin represents "a new direction for his often strained approach to racial matters," says Stephanie Li, assistant professor of English at the University of Rochester and author of Signifying Without Specifying: Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama .

Channels: Race and Ethnicity,

Released:
27-Mar-2012 12:55 PM EDT
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Arts and Humanities

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Islamic Scholar Available for Comment on Egypt

University of Rochester

Th. Emil Homerin, professor of religion and an expert on Islam, is available for comment on the evolving protests in Egypt.

Channels: Middle East News,

Released:
8-Feb-2011 4:05 PM EST
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Arts and Humanities

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Linguist Available to Discuss the Language of Super Bowl Ads

University of Rochester

Greg Carlson, professor of linguistics and coauthor of Sold on Language: How Advertisers Talk to You and What This Says about You, is available to discuss the linguistic tricks used by Super Bowl advertisers.

Channels: Sports,

Released:
2-Feb-2011 10:00 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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“Educate to Innovate” Campaign: Child Development Expert Offers Ideas for Promoting Early Science Learning

University of Rochester

The “Educate to Innovate” campaign, launched by President Obama in November, seeks to boost the participation and performance of students, especially those in middle and high school, in science and math. Rather than focusing primarily on the middle and high school years, Joyce Duckles, who studies family science practices, believes the initiative should also target young children and families.

Channels: Education,

Released:
11-Dec-2009 7:00 PM EST
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Education

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Expert Available to Discuss President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” Campaign and Its Impact on Middle School Mathematics

University of Rochester

President Obama launched the “Educate to Innovate” campaign, a nationwide effort to motivate U.S. kids to excel in math and science. Jeffrey Choppin, Ph.D., believes that this initiative is a great way to engage students in mathematics outside the classroom. He suggests that the initiative should help students grapple with problems that are authentic and mathematically intriguing, with an underlying goal of connecting the ways students experience the world with formal mathematical concepts.

Channels: Education, Government/Law, U.S. Politics,

Released:
1-Dec-2009 2:10 PM EST
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Education

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Baby Einstein Controversy: Expert Offers Healthy Language Learning Alternatives for Young Children

University of Rochester

Lucia French, Ph.D., a developmental psychologist who studies language and cognitive development in young children, says nothing contributes more to a young child’s early development than actual parent-child interaction. She believes that while the Baby Einstein videos are not harmful, they do not contribute to helping children learn a language.

Channels: Children's Health, Education,

Released:
3-Nov-2009 2:40 PM EST
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Education

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Expert Available to Discuss Counseling’s Role in Preventing Alzheimer’s Dementia

University of Rochester

Alzheimer's Disease, which affects 5.1 million people age 65 and older, is the most common cause of dementia in late life. Kathryn Douthit, Ph.D., is available to talk about counselors’ roles in reducing the number of future Alzheimer’s dementia cases and share helpful counseling intervention techniques that successfully postpone, if not prevent, these symptoms.

Channels: Seniors, Mental Health,

Released:
25-Sep-2009 1:00 PM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences


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