There are approximately 7,000 rare diseases that affect 30 million Americans. That means one in ten lives with a rare disease. A condition is considered rare if it affects fewer than 200,000 people. The University of Rochester is one institute leading clinical research and therapeutic development of rare diseases. Joining this edition of Need to Know is one of the gifted minds involved in that work. Dr. Erika Augustine, Director of the Center of Human Experimental Therapeutics discusses her recent findings and an upcoming event focused on rare diseases sponsored by the University of Rochester.
It’s been one year since The University of Rochester took on the role as the Educational Partnership Organization for East High School.
Superintendent of the Lower and Upper schools Shaun Nelms said that year one has been about identifying the root issues they plan to address with this partnership. The list ranged from low attendance rates and curriculum changes, to behavioral problems, and student teacher relations.
The statistic Nelms was most proud of was increased retention rates from grade 9 to grade 10.
You could call it the most watched school in Rochester. East High School is kicking off year two in its collaboration with the University of Rochester. On this edition of Need to Know we learn what’s in store for this new school year as this innovative intervention continues to unfold.
Also on the show, photonics is now in Rochester and eventually the jobs promised will be here too. We’ll tell you how local schools are preparing their students to cash in on the booming industry.
And in the midst of continued turmoil and unrest in South Sudan, hope springs forth. How the Rochester-South Sudan partnership is bringing new opportunities to the youth of Mayan-Abun.
Graduate students, faculty and union officials gathered on the Wilson Quad at the University of Rochester on Wednesday to say that the graduate assistants at the U of R will try to form their own union.
That’s after the National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that graduate students who assist in teaching and research at private universities have a right to union representation.
This ruling reverses the 2004 Brown University decision that blocked graduate students from collective bargaining.
Born In the USA is perhaps one of the most misunderstood songs in American history. This week, we've heard several radio stations play it as an homage to American greatness at the Olympics. Someone should tell them the song is about how awful our country was to Vietnam veterans.
But that has us wondering: what are the most mistaken or misunderstood pieces of art across the genres? From music to painting to poetry to literature, our panel tells us where we're routinely going wrong. (We're looking at you, Guy With the Road Not Taken Poster.) Our guests:
John Covach, director of the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Rochester
We open the hour with a conversation with Noam Chomsky, the scientist, linguist, philosopher, and social critic. Chomsky will have events later this week at the University of Rochester and The Little Theatre.*
Then we talk to University staff and students about the Chomsky visit. Our guests:
Ted Brown, professor of history, medical humanities, and public health and policy at the University of Rochester
Jeff Runner, professor and chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester
Jesse Bernstein, class of 2018
*Please note: The event at The Little Theatre is sold out.