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Burns, Perez among leaders
of White House education effort

Xerox Corp. CEO Ursula Burns and Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Antonio Perez have been named among the leaders of a national educational program by President Barack Obama. The program is aimed at honing students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

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New president aims to grow Digital Rochester

With new leadership at the top, Digital Rochester has plans to expand its programs beyond networking events to focus on collaboration with local groups in the technology industry.

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Former Kodak exec, RIT chairman Morley dies

Michael Morley, former executive vice president at Eastman Kodak Co. who also served  Rochester Institute of Technology’s as its board of trustees chairman from 2005 to 2009, died Thursday.

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Each GM car sold costs taxpayers $12,200, RIT says

American taxpayers paid $12,200 for every General Motors Corp. vehicle sold through the beginning of 2011, and $7,600 for every Chrysler Group LLC vehicle sold, a report by an economics professor at Rochester Institute of Technology found.

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UR med school receives $700,000 grant

A new program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has received a $700,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to help students translate research discoveries into treatments and diagnostics.

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RIT names alumnus Boyce as chairman

Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus Donald Boyce, retired CEO of Idex Corp., has been elected to serve as chairman of the college's board of trustees.

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RIT names chief diversity officer

A former vice president at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named chief diversity officer at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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RIT receives federal award, $500,000 grant

Rochester Institute of Technology received an award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, along with a $500,000 grant, at an event held Monday on the Henrietta campus.

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Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities that are members of the Consortium of Rochester Area Colleges Inc. or are local in Allegany, Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties and grant degrees; ranked by full-time enrollment.

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