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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

Incoming University of Rochester president Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.  photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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Retail business arising in new forms downtown (access required)

Ken Greene

Where Rochester’s downtown once featured four department stores and two grocery stores, now there are none. A quarter century after the last department store closed, in the places where all of Rochester once shopped, there’s a car museum, a large ...

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Skilled trades, middle skills in schools battle a pro-college bias

(File photo) Classes like this one in auto mechanics at Monroe Community College seek to teach important middle skills jobs that will help graduates find employment.

Students in the optics technology program at Monroe Community College often have job offers before they complete their degree or certificate. Now some of the 120 optics companies in Rochester are also reaching into local high schools. The students either ...

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UR scientist works on adding technical terms to sign language (access required)

  Lorne Farovitch, a graduate student at the University of Rochester, grew up deaf in a deaf family in Vancouver, British Columbia. His family situation meant that until the age of 24, Farovitch didn’t communicate with people in any other ...

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