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Schools see ups, downs: Demographics have impact on enrollment

Enrollment hit record levels at Rochester Institute of Technology and Nazareth College this fall, with each seeing a rise of 3 percent or more. Some other area schools, however, report declines in their numbers of students this year. A total ...

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UR researcher gets $2M grant for Alzheimer’s-related study

A University of Rochester researcher has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in a study designed to help in the fight against dementia, officials announced Thursday.

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State funding to boost food processing industry

Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, Ontario County, is getting $600,000 in state funding to purchase equipment aimed at helping the food processing industry.

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Eastman Institute for Oral Health gets $3.5 million grant

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The Eastman Institute for Oral Health has been awarded $3.5 million for a training program designed to better prepare providers to treat patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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$43.7M in contracts awarded for phase II of downtown MCC

Seven contractors have been selected for phase II of the new downtown campus of Monroe Community College, officials said Wednesday. The contracts total some $43.7 million. These companies were approved contracts by Monroe County Legislature to renovate several existing buildings ...

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Fleming returns to Eastman School

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World-renowned soprano Renee Fleming has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.  

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RIT taps industry expert to lead department

Rochester Institute of Technology has named an engineer with 20 years of industry experience at Xerox Corp. as chairman of its Department of Software Engineering in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

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UR researcher gets pair of grants

Two grants totaling $430,000 for a researcher at the University of Rochester are designed to help in national defense efforts as well as energy reduction costs, Rep. Louise Slaughter announced Monday.

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RIT hits record in research

See correction below. Sponsored research grants for colleges and universities remain strained nationwide and competition high, but that difficult landscape has not slowed Rochester Institute of Technology from reaching a record total of funding in the last fiscal year. The ...

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URMC to receive $1.26 million in state funding for research

As one of a dozen top-tier awardees in the 2015 round of New York’s Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program, the University of Rochester Medical Center’s clinical research programs is in line to receive $1.26 million over the next two years, state officials said Thursday.

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