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Diana Louise Carter is a native of Rochester, NY, and life-long journalist. She and her husband live in the Upper Monroe neighborhood and a daughter and two sons, all of whom are college students.

RIT unwraps MAGIC Spell Studios, called a future hub for game design and film (access required)

The new MAGIC Spell Studios at RIT. Photo provided by RIT

You might call it Hollywood East. Or the Big Apple North. But the dozens of people who turned out for the grand opening Tuesday call the new building at Rochester Institute of Technology the MAGIC Spell Studios. The 52,000-square-foot, $31 ...

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Golisano gift of $5.8 million will create institute at Fisher for developmental disabilities nursing (access required)

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St. John Fisher College and the Golisano Foundation announced on Tuesday a $5.8 million gift to the college from philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano to create an institute dedicated to training nurses in the care of people with developmental disabilities. The ...

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Hunsbergers create conducting scholarship for Eastman graduate students (access required)

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A couple of music educators whose names are synonymous with Eastman School of Music have created a scholarship for graduate students focusing on conducting, particularly for wind ensembles. The Donald and Polly Hunsberger Endowed Conducting Scholarship will most likely be ...

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Energy saving projects at RIT and UR include doctoral student’s bright idea (access required)

Lourdes Gutierrez Aliaga, a doctoral student at RIT, conceived the energy saving project that won a $1 million grant from the state. (Photo by Sue Weisler/RIT)

Two green projects at local universities that won $1 million state grants this week didn’t come out of the blue. Rochester Institute of Technology’s plan to automate ventilation in its Golisano Institute for Sustainability depending on classroom occupancy, for example, ...

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