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Eastman faculty, alumni win Grammy Awards

Eastman School of Music faculty and alumni are recipients of 2016 Grammy Awards. Maria Schneider, who earned her master’s degree at Eastman in 1985, took home two awards.

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Pictometry, RIT team to create drone research enclosure lab

EagleView Technology Corp.’s subsidiary Pictometry International Corp. has developed an outdoor research lab for sensor research and flight training for unmanned aerial systems at Rochester Institute of Technology, officials said.

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High schoolers learn how to run a restaurant

Aaron Metras and his wife, Kelly, had an empty space at Village Gate and a dream. The owners of Selena’s Mexican Restaurant and Nox Cocktail Lounge also owned a space between the two businesses and a lease that said it ...

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RIT, UR join forces to bring entrepreneurs

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(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie)   Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester will join campuses to serve as host for the 2016 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers. More than 350 experts in entrepreneurship from around the world are ...

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Older athletes can extend physically demanding routines

Aaron Anderson adjusts the supportive wraps around his knees and dusts his hands with powdered chalk.  It is dark out and the 48-year-old is the last one in his Macedon, Wayne County, gym. Inhaling and exhaling rapidly, the father of ...

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Area universities awarded $4 million for renovations

Four area universities will share $4 million from the Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program to be used for renovations, state Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, announced Thursday.

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Pause before jumping on the latest training trend

Whether it involves C-level executives or customer-facing staff, Rochester-area companies are doubling down on employee training. Exactly what prompts the effort varies by firm, but few company leaders at this point need convincing of its value. Still, a rash approach ...

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$47M project to add housing for students

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A $47 million student housing development in Henrietta is slated to open in summer 2017. The nearly 300,000-square-foot development on 56 acres will include roughly 80 cottage-style buildings housing 687 students. The unnamed project on East River Road is being ...

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Ex-Fed leader joins UR

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(Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) The former leader of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has a new post in the economics department at the University of Rochester. Narayana Kocherlakota on Monday marks his first month at UR, where he is ...

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Roberts Wesleyan approved for new degree programs

Roberts Wesleyan College has been approved by the state Education Department to offer three new degree programs, including one that is a first for Rochester, college leaders said Thursday.

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UR’s Martin Luther King Jr. event postponed

The snowstorm expected to hit the East Coast starting Friday has caused the postponement of the University of Rochester’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address planned for Saturday.

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Hike endowment spending on student aid

We do not want to support a state of affairs in which fund managers, and not students, are the principal beneficiaries of university endowments.

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