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Grant Makers

Information was obtained from the IRS Form 990, 990-EZ or 990-PF filed by each foundation, and from The Foundation Center as provided by Grantmakers Forum of New York. The list includes private and public foundations that are based in Monroe ...

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RIT gets grant to establish cybersecurity scholarship program

The National Science Foundation has awarded Rochester Institute of Technology a five-year, nearly $4 million grant that will make the university part of the foundation’s federal scholarship program.

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Founding dean of Wegmans School of Pharmacy dies

The founding dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Scott Swigart died Tuesday at 58 after battling pancreatic cancer.

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Foundation donates $1 million for new UR building

The William and Mildred Levine Foundation is donating $1 million to support construction of a new University of Rochester Medical Center building slated to house a pediatric autism clinic, URMC officials said Monday.

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Rochester Top 100: Pair of RIT graduates build their firm rapidly

When Justin Hamilton and Christopher Stern launched Hamilton Stern Construction LLC nearly five years ago, the two never looked back. “We were ready and knew we would do whatever it took to succeed,” Hamilton said. The two civil engineers met ...

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RIT’s Nasr named to U.N. panel

The head of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability has been named to a United Nations panel dedicated to promoting sustainability and protecting the world’s natural resources.

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URMC hires successor to CFO Goonan

The University of Rochester Medical Center has named a longtime Boston Children’s Hospital financial official to replace URMC chief financial officer Michael Goonan, who is retiring Dec. 31.

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RIT adopts new strategic blueprint

Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday adopted a new strategic plan, one officials say aims to place the institution among the world's most innovative, agile and visionary universities.

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URMC spinoff targets creation of 132 jobs

A University of Rochester Medical Center spinoff is one of 17 businesses across the state participating in the new initiative creating tax-free areas around colleges and universities

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Charter schools seen as partners, not rivals in education

Though the number of charter schools is growing, private institutions do not view them as rivals. Together, these groups meet different needs and fill separate niches in the area’s educational landscape. “I actually don’t think that having more options for ...

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Report sees progress, much to do

The economy in the United States has been growing in the last year, and the Rochester area has seen expansion to the tune of 4,000 new jobs during that period. But for those who leave school without a basic education, ...

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Student participation keeps athletics on firm footing

Amid steady or rising levels of student participation, administrators say athletic programs at Rochester-area private schools are on solid footing. Phasing out certain sports because of funding issues or attrition rarely occurs, and logistical challenges—such as having student athletes carpool ...

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