- 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.
- MUSIC IN THE MAKING: Horizons Students Debut Talent in Video
Nearly three-dozen children participating in this year’s Horizons at Warner summer enrichment program spent a portion of their day in August as music artists. These talented students, accompanied by a handful of Horizons teachers, had the opportunity to film a music video with local children’s musician Vincent Nunes for his song “No One’s Going to Keep Me Down.” The song is featured on Nunes’ new CD, Smart Songs for Active Children, which donates a share of profits to Horizons at Warner.
- Science STARS Film Wins Philip Seymour Hoffman Award at Roc Teen Film Festival
In August, East High School girls participating in the Warner School’s Science STARS afterschool program this past year received an award for their film You Are Not Alone, as they were among the top 11 finalists in the 2014 Rochester Teen Film Festival held at The Little Theatre in Rochester.