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McQuaid expansion work to begin

Demolition is set to begin Thursday at the campus of McQuaid Jesuit school in Brighton for construction of a new $20 million capital expansion project.

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Transfer programs are a growing option for students

While local community colleges and four-year institutions have long been teaming up to offer 2+2 and articulation agreement programs, more students are now showing interest in these educational options. “As far as students wanting to think about their future and ...

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New programs set for 2016-17 academic year

From master’s programs to associate degrees, Rochester area universities and colleges are updating their academic offerings to better serve student needs. Bryant & Stratton Health Services Administration, AAS: This program is designed to train students to manage various administrative aspects ...

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Colleges consider all factors in protecting students

Giving students a safe place to learn is a top priority in any educational environment. For Rochester-area colleges and universities, ensuring student safety can mean employing an armed security force on campus. Locally, five colleges and universities use armed security ...

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Private universities strive for balance with their boards

At private colleges and universities, boards of trustees typically are involved in overall strategic direction but steer clear of managing daily operations. Sandy Parker, board member at Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester and Nazareth College, thinks a clear ...

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RIT to get federal funding for photonics research

The Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $305,000 in federal funding through the National Science Foundation, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Thursday.

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MCC Foundation touted with CASE Fundraising Award

Monroe Community College is one of six two-year educational institutions across the country to receive the 2016 Council for Advancement and Support of Education Fundraising Award.

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TeachNY tour to visit SUNY Geneseo

The state commissioner of education and the State University of New York chancellor are slated to visit SUNY College at Geneseo Tuesday on one of two Western New York stops of the TeachNY listening tour.

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UR lands photonics grant

The University of Rochester has been awarded $2 million in federal funding through the National Science Foundation for photonics research.

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St. John Fisher pharmacy school accredited

Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College has received accreditation for eight years from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy.

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Water delivered after lead found at four city schools

Bottled water was delivered to summer programs at four city schools Tuesday after elevated levels of lead were discovered in the water coming from some sinks and fountains in the schools.

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URMC residency program to receive $300k over four years

The University of Rochester Medical Center has been tapped as one of eight academic medical centers to lead a four-year, nationwide effort to improve residency training for doctors, URMC officials said this week.

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