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Girl Scouts to begin new programs (access required)

Girl Scouts of Western New York

Girl Scouts of Western New York is introducing a myriad of new programs for the fall. There are new badges for Girl Scouts to earn involving a range of topics such as cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college preparation, space science and more. ...

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RIT professor returns to alma mater to become Alfred’s dean of engineering (access required)

Gabrielle Gaustad will become dean of engineering at Alfred University

A professor in Rochester Institute of Technology’s sustainability institute is leaving to become dean of Alfred University’s engineering school. Gabrielle Gaustad, an Alfred alumna who has taught at RIT for the last 10 years, will become dean of Alfred’s Inamori ...

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Douglass property deed shows abolitionist’s interest in economic development (access required)

The Frederick Douglass sculpture in Highland Park.

A deed discovered by a team from Rochester Institute of Technology in December shows that Frederick Douglass made efforts to invest in Rochester, and not just live and work here. The famed abolitionist, who was born into slavery 200 years ...

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CDC Rochester soliciting Reshaping Rochester Awards nominations (access required)

Renowned sculptor Albert Paley (photo provided)

Nominations are being accepted for the 8th Annual 2018 Reshaping Rochester Awards. Presented by the Community Design Center Rochester, the Reshaping Rochester Awards recognize exemplary regional initiatives and projects that positively impact people, neighborhoods and the community. Three awards will ...

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