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New treatments help alleviate menopausal discomfort, challenges

Medications approved in the last two years are helping more women cope with the challenges of menopause. Individuals experiencing hot flashes or pain during sexual intercourse, in particular, have benefited from the new drugs. Not all women experience a range ...

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St. John Fisher names interim dean

St. John Fisher College announced the appointment of an associate professor of biology to the role of interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Theresa Westbay takes the place of David Pate, who is stepping down as dean to return to the classroom.

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$11 million pledge pushes UR above $1.2 billion goal

A multimillion-dollar commitment by a well-known philanthropic couple on campus puts the University of Rochester over the top of its largest fundraising campaign in its history. Robert and Pamela Goergen have committed $11 million to the university’s Institute for Data ...

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Financial help plays key role in educational advancement

Statistics from graduate degree programs at Rochester-area colleges and universities show that few employers foot the bill for advanced studies, leading most students to seek loans, grants, scholarships and assistantships. Many also dig into their own pockets, but few students ...

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Typical grad student comes from across the borders

The face of a graduate student in Rochester closely resembles that of the typical student pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree across the country, area colleges say. National trends show a majority of graduate students are younger, come from foreign ...

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Changing needs spur shifts in graduate programs

Graduate school programs are more important today than at almost any time before, Wendi Heinzelman says. The dean of graduate studies for arts, sciences and engineering at the University of Rochester says that in many disciplines, a graduate degree has ...

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SUNY Brockport names new dean


The newest dean at SUNY College at Brockport brings more than 25 years of experience as a health educator.

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St. John Fisher College names Rooney as its next president


St. John Fisher College announced Thursday morning the selection of its new president following a six-month national search. Gerard Rooney, a longtime leader at the college is to take up his new post effective July 1.

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More than one ax to grind: education act, Buy American, state taxes

Organized labor in New York has been mobilizing to change or oppose a number of items in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budgets and legislation advocated by Cuomo designed to implement budget initiatives. As a member of the New York State AFL-CIO ...

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Owners find their brew at Lost Borough

Two years ago, two ex-teachers decided it was time to learn a thing or two. One—Dan Western—was a home brewer and the other—Dave Finger—was a graphic designer; a perfect combination, they figured, to start the Lost Borough Brewing Co., which ...

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MCC e-book shows where the jobs are


  Monroe Community College is sharpening its focus on filling skills gaps with the publication of a 188-page electronic book identifying workforce clusters with unmet needs. The e-book is meant to serve as a resource for the region. The college ...

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