- EVENT: University of Rochester Hosts First Annual Disability Studies Symposium
The University of Rochester will hold its first-ever Disability Studies Cluster Symposium on Friday, Nov. 14. The 2014 symposium, themed “Complicating Normalcy: Disability, Technology, and Society in the Twenty-First Century,” is organized around the documentary film FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement.
- Video Chronicles the Genesee Valley Writing Project
Every summer, the Warner School of Education hosts a month-long Genesee Valley Writing Project (GVWP) workshop for teachers from all different levels, to discuss their approach to writing curriculum. As the teachers discuss ideas about how to teach their students more effectively and give each other feedback, they are also working on their own personal writing interests, which most of them can't find the time for during the school year.
- Exploring Identities Through Self-Portraits
A signature course at the Warner School is focusing on helping future educators understand diversity issues and to eliminate practices of exclusion and inequality in schools. Master's students create self-portraits that represent aspects of their identities—including race and ethnicity, language, class, gender, ability, and sexual orientation—as a way to explore how their life experiences may inform how they teach.
- EVENT: University of Rochester to Host East High School Vision Summit
The University of Rochester and East High School invites community members to attend an East High School Vision Summit, a public event that will help shape the future of this great school. The summit, intended for East High faculty and staff, and the students, families, and community it serves, will allow us to create a school that reflects the collective wisdom, skills, and talents of the entire East High community.
- New Mental Health Counseling Book Co-Authored by UR Warner School Professor
In an age when mental health disorders are on the rise and are a leading cause of disability in the U.S., where nearly one in five adults suffers from mental illness each year, counselors continue to advocate for an integral exploration of the underlying causes of disorders and the best way to treat mental health issues. A new book, co-authored by Andre Marquis, associate professor of counseling and human development, closely examines the causes of, and treatments for, mental health disorders from various psychological and social perspectives.