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Department of Energy honors UR scientist

An assistant professor from the University of Rochester is one of 49 scientists recognized this year by the Department of Energy as one of the nation’s exceptional researchers in the early stage of his or her career.

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M&T, REF collect instruments at Jazz Fest

During the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, which opened Friday and runs through July 2, M&T Bank Corp.  and Rochester Education Foundation will collect musical instruments to distribute to Rochester City School District students.

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RIT college gets interim dean

The College of Applied Science and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology has an interim dean, officials announced Thursday.

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RIT, the Strong team up to study, preserve games

A new partnership between the Strong and Rochester Institute of Technology is designed to preserve the history of video games, enhance the study of their impact on different cultures and solidify Rochester as a worldwide hub of video game development. ...

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Monroe County Public Schools, Part 1 (A-E)

Brighton Central School District 2035 Monroe Ave. Rochester, N.Y. 14618 (585) 461-9670 www.bcsd.org Superintendent: Kevin McGowan District Profile Total district population:    24,374 Communities served:    Brighton Enrollment:    3,509 Staff:    Teachers:    329    Other professional staff:    57 Median teacher salary:    $62,362 Median years ...

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‘Watchful waiting’ is appropriate for certain cases

Despite sounding counterintuitive, sometimes it makes sense to monitor—but not treat—certain types of cancer. Physicians call the approach “watchful waiting” and recommend it for some conditions that progress slowly or when the therapy’s risks outweigh the benefits. Unlike inpatient observation ...

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Snap Poll: School spending levels get poor grade

A large majority of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents say per-pupil spending on public school education in New York is too high. This compares with 13 percent who say it’s about right, and just 3 percent who think schools should spend more.

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UR employment and impact continues to grow

The University of Rochester grew its total employment by 11 percent in the last two years, adding 2,844 jobs, a new report from the Center for Governmental Research Inc. states.

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New media and technologies experts coming to RIT

Hundreds of experts in the field of new media and technologies are attending a conference this week held by the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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St. John Fisher to build $3.4 million chapel

St. John Fisher College plans to construct a new chapel. The Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great is slated to be built adjacent to Kearney Hall.

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Rural schools rebound from state cutbacks

Rural school officials likely know better than anyone how to tighten their belts, but in recent years the belt tightening has probably felt more like a medieval torture device. “We’ve been through some very difficult financial times, just like every ...

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City students’ options increase with charters

By NATE DOUGHERTY The Fitbit is something of an inspiration for PUC Achieve Charter School in Rochester. Like the fitness device, which keeps stats of physical activity with a goal of reaching 10,000 steps each day, the charter school gives ...

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