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State Sen. Samra Brouk and Assemblymemember Jen Lunsford helped secure funding that will provide two new ambulances for Perinton Ambulance (photo provided).
May 25, 2023

New training program aims to alleviate EMS personnel shortage

Monroe County will allot $4.2 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for an innovative program to help combat the shortage of emergency medical personnel by training 160 candidates over the next four years. The program, developed by Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, will actively recruit candidates, particularly from traditionally underserved communities, then provide […]

May 23, 2023

Nazareth becomes teach-out partner for soon-defunct Medaille University

Medaille recently announced it would close because of declining enrollment and outstanding liabilities.

Rochester’s REU site will be focused on nanophotonics, quantum photonics and vision/biomedical optics. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)
May 23, 2023

UR named an REU site for undergraduate semiconductor research  

The University of Rochester is one of six new grant supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ (SRC) sites that will provide undergraduate students with hands-on research opportunities in STEM priority areas related to semiconductors. 

RIT is joining five other U.S. universities in an international partnership with Japan aimed at increasing competitiveness in computer chip design, development and manufacturing (photo provided by RIT).
May 22, 2023

Semiconductor advancement program unveiled at G7 includes RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology is joining five other U.S. universities in an international partnership aimed at improving competitiveness in computer chip design, development and manufacturing.

May 18, 2023

Brighton school promises a new model for higher education

Ian Mortimer’s comfort with ambiguity is probably a good thing as he settles into his role as the inaugural president of the newly established Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship.

May 17, 2023

Donation to Fisher funds lecture series, scholarships 

A $250,000 gift to St. John Fisher University will create an endowment to secure the future of the annual Robert and Janice Loss Science Lecture Series, which celebrated 20 years in 2023.  The gift was from Janice C. Loss, a board of trustee member at the university and alum, along with her husband, Frederick Cohn, […]

May 16, 2023

Lawsuit claims university failed to address sexual misconduct allegations  

A federal lawsuit filed by four women last week claims Roberts Wesleyan University failed to address allegations of sexual misconduct and dissuaded them from speaking with law enforcement.  Also named as defendants are Michael Broberg, a former Roberts administrator, and Samson McCrady, a 2016 graduate whom three of the four women accused of sexual assault.  […]

May 12, 2023

The SHED’s inaugural director named at RIT 

Tiffany Brodner has been named Rochester Institute of Technology’s inaugural executive director of the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED), following a national search. She assumed the role in April.  “Tiffany brings a unique and strong set of skills and experiences that will enable her to oversee the day-to-day operations of this new facility and […]

May 8, 2023

Porterfield departs Roberts Wesleyan University ‘a better person and a better leader’

“This is a very special community, and I will miss it,” Porterfield said, referring to both the university and Greater Rochester region. “The history, community and energy that exists here is unlike any other.”  

May 5, 2023

Nazareth expands Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans and dependents

Nazareth is expanding its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans and dependents to include Nazareth graduate and certificate students this fall.   Nazareth already provides funding to unlimited eligible students for undergraduate studies.  The Yellow Ribbon Program makes additional funds available to qualifying students on top of the typical Veterans Admini[...]

May 4, 2023

$25 million donation launches Sands College of Performing Arts at Pace  

Rob Sands – non-executive board chair of Constellation Brands - received his juris doctor from Pace University in 1984. He serves as the chair of the university’s board of trustees.  

The presence of a tier 3 data center made the former IBM property in Canal Ponds attractive to the University of Rochester (photo by Kevin Oklobzija).
May 3, 2023

U of R buys property in Canal Ponds

Spirit Realty, a Dallas-based Real Estate Investment Trust, sold the 11.5-acre parcel and 188,475-square-foot building to the university for $4.5 million.