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Traditional performance reviews increasingly seen as unhelpful

“It is time for us to do performance appraisals for our teams, and I have to say I can’t think of a bigger waste of time.  The forms the company wants us to use don’t align well with people’s current ...

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Tribute to honor longtime Eastman faculty member

Longtime Eastman School of Music faculty member Frederick Sturm is slated to be honored in a tribute concert organized by two local high school band directors.

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RIT-led consortium wins $70M in funding
for clean energy institute

A Rochester Institute of Technology-led consortium has won a nationwide competition and secured $70 million in federal funding to bring a public-private clean energy manufacturing institute here, officials announced Tuesday.

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FLCC to hold info sessions for training courses

Finger Lakes Community College will serve as host for information sessions in January for two courses that train people in skills in demand among advanced manufacturers in the region.

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Urban League gets funding for new project

Urban League of Rochester, N.Y., Inc. has received a $520,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide career readiness training for at-risk and court-involved high school students interested in careers in public safety and law.

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City anti-poverty effort to begin with mentoring

It has been a long process, but the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative is launching the first of several programs intended to help city residents out of poverty. In early 2017, both peer and professional mentoring programs begin as two-year pilots, and ...

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Business owners weigh in on prospects for new year

The Rochester Business Journal’s Forecast 2017 survey asked local businesses about their prospects for the coming year, finding a generally positive attitude. Survey participants were asked to describe their outlook for their business over the next 12 months, including the ...

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Colleges join clean energy initiative

Five area colleges and universities are among 62 eligible to receive funding from a $2 million program announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support clean energy initiatives on campus.

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MCC partners with UB pharmacy program

Monroe Community College on Thursday announced a new partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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UR team discovers prehistoric species of bird


The University of Rochester has announced a team of geologists there has discovered a prehistoric species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. The fossils, estimated to be some 90 million years old, are believed to be among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude.

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Weighing the costs, benefits of cyberinsurance

Most business owners whom Valerie Corekin works with do not consider the cyberinsurance plan they are weighing as crucial to their risk management strategy as life insurance is for their personal lives. But business owners “who think that they don’t ...

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SUNY Brockport mourns former president Yu


The SUNY College at Brockport community is mourning the loss of former President Paul Yu. He died Dec. 5 at age 75 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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