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Five new companies graduate from RIT business incubator

Venture Creations, the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, marked the launch of five new businesses Wednesday. The companies collectively bring 31 new jobs to the Rochester region, officials said.

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Study results show local dispenser helps patients

Study results released Wednesday by the faculty at St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing could lead to a breakthrough in the care of those who forget to take their medication, officials said.

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UR names Holly Crawford as CFO


The woman who has worked alongside Ronald Paprocki for eight years at the University of Rochester has been selected to succeed him in the chief financial officer role when he retires in January. Holly Crawford has been named UR’s senior vice president for administration and finance, CFO and treasurer.

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MCC begins work on $78 million downtown campus


A groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday paved the way for construction of the new $78 million downtown campus for Monroe Community College. Work is scheduled to begin within two weeks and be completed by the fall of 2017.

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RCSD’s efforts to improve gain momentum

Bolgen Vargas is not ready to celebrate. The superintendent of the Rochester City School District has been overseeing a wide-ranging effort to improve student performance, boosting test scores and graduation rates, while making efforts to better align the district’s resources. ...

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Thoughtful planning avoids conflict, protects legacy

Jennifer Weidner knows the difficulty that arises when the math regarding an important collection does not add up. As the associate counsel for Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. and the bank’s expert on estate planning and tax matters, Weidner ...

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New president takes lead at St. John Fisher


Gerard Rooney is the seventh president of St. John Fisher College, where he has been an integral part of the college community for two decades. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) With his inauguration a week away, Gerard Rooney is taking stock ...

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UR names entrepreneurship center for Mark and Carolyn Ain

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester is being named the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, officials announced Wednesday, in recognition of the generosity of Mark Ain and his wife, Carolyn.

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Learning power

One of the most important areas of growth has been health care and education, which has been a core strength here in recent years.

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Partners’ progress


RIT’s new Clinical Health Sciences Center has a common study lounge for students.(Photo by A. Sue Weisler / RIT)   Rochester Institute of Technology and Rochester Regional Health held opening ceremonies today for RIT’s new Clinical Health Sciences Center. The ...

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Challenges still ahead for photonics institute

Photonics experts from around the country visiting Rochester recently agreed that getting the American Institute for Manufacturing Photonics off the ground—and, ultimately, making it a success—is a tall order. But if any group can do it, the Rochester-led initiative can.

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SUNY Brockport building undergoes $14.5M renovation

A renovated Lathrop Hall will be unveiled at SUNY College at Brockport on Friday.
A $14.5 million renovation project transformed the building into the college’s Department of Nursing and University Police Department. Lathrop Hall opened in 1951 as the original student union and dining hall.

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RIT hosts largest career fair in its history

Rochester Institute of Technology hosted its largest career fair in history Wednesday, attracting more than 250 employers and 800 recruiters from across the country.

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