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CIMS works with Marines to develop smarter vehicles

Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies are making vehicles used by the U.S. Marine Corp. smarter as part of a multimillion-dollar smart-sensor initiative aimed at extending the life of military vehicles. The project is being ...

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RIT creates post to oversee graduate programs

In response to growth in graduate programs, Rochester Institute of Technology is creating a new deanship. RIT had done away with the position of dean of graduate studies in the mid-1990s when the university had only a few graduate programs, ...

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Since he first put on skis, its been all downhill

Ski, snowboard lessons a success for 30+ years Chris Booth first skied at 8 years old, when his father bought equipment for the family at Christmas. “My mother, who was an old lady of 38 at that point, said ‘Well ...

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Convergence, consolidation shape telecom sector

A beehive of telecommunications activity since the late 1990s, Rochester has spawned its share of telecom startups. In the not quite a decade since telecom started to pick up steam here, the sector has had its ups and downs. For ...

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Demand for VOIP rises, drawing bigger players

Using the Internet to make phone calls is a significant element of a changing telecommunications environment-one that is gaining ground in the Rochester market. The transition to voice over Internet protocol is indeed inevitable, says George Daddis Jr., CEO of ...

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Review technologies, be proactive for the future

Integrating voice, data, wireless, voice over Internet protocol, e-commerce, information management, call center, business process, security, enhanced reporting, and other changing technologies into your operation at the pace required to stay ahead of the pack is daunting. You can end ...

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Deal with job instability, insecurity as facts of life

“I’ve spent much of my career in a series of middle-management jobs at different companies. It seems as soon as I join one and get into the groove, the company changes hands or reorganizes and I end up downsized or ...

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Board members should heed steps to ensure pay propriety

Richard Grasso served as chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange from 1995 to 2003. Over that time, he was paid nearly $190 million in salary and other compensation. Stating that Grasso was overpaid, and citing the state’s ...

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Why, exactly, did we need the Berger Commission?

If you’re a health policy junkie, then you know some of this and can skip this paragraph. For the uninitiated, the Berger Commission (formally the “Commission on Health Care Facilities in the 21st Century,” chaired by Stephen Berger), was created ...

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Great expectations

Nearly four years ago, an editorial appearing on this page began with this sentence: “One day in the not-so-distant future, the University of Rochester, its medical center and affiliated organizations might replace Eastman Kodak Co. as the area’s No. 1 ...

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Travelhost enters local market

Travelhost of Rochester and the Finger Lakes Inc. late last month published its inaugural issue: a glossy 56-page magazine that focuses on Greater Rochester.

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Rochester Precision Optics buys Tricon

Rochester Precision Optics LLC has acquired precision machine shop Tricon Machine LLC for an undisclosed sum, the firms said Monday.

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Industry magazine taps Tabbi

James Tabbi, president of Tabtronics Inc. in Geneseo, has been appointed to the advisory board of Power Electronics Technology magazine.

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RIT appoints grad studies dean

Rochester Institute of Technology has named a new dean for graduate studies, in response to growing programs. Andrew Moore, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, has become interim dean.

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