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Leaving the classroom for a more hands-on experience

Learning by doing is a methodology many business schools here and across the country have adopted in their executive education programs to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. Colleges and universities in Rochester have found students eager to explore this type of ...

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RIT grad student honored for research

A Rochester Institute of Technology student has been honored for his work in furthering the development of a way to improve the treatment of irregular heartbeat.

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URMC settles with AG over patient data breach

The University of Rochester Medical Center has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and educate its workers on health care privacy laws to settle a claim over an unauthorized release of patient data earlier this year, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.

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Rochester colleges rank among best in N.Y. for online degrees

Three area colleges and universities made an OnlineColleges.net list of the best choice for students working on an online degree in 2016. Rochester Institute of Technology came in at No. 1. Roberts Wesleyan College ranked No. 11, and St. John Fisher College was No. 12.

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Transition to interim leader underway

Bolgen Vargas has little more than a month left as Rochester City School District superintendent, but he is keeping his focus on the future. Vargas has been working with incoming interim superintendent Daniel Lowengard on a transition to ensure that ...

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RIT center provides battery prototyping services

The recently opened $1.5 million Battery Prototyping Center at Rochester Institute of Technology is helping companies here and around the country develop energy storage technologies designed to improve product use, reduce waste and cut costs. A new proposal to the ...

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RIT receives nearly $2 million from NSF

Rochester Institute of Technology has received nearly $2 million in partnership with Raytheon Vision Systems to develop infrared detectors grown on silicon wafers for ground-based astronomy, university officials said Monday. The technology also could have applications for use in homeland security, remote sensing and biomedical imaging.

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Colleges and Universities

Information was provided by individual institutions that responded to an email. Ranked by full-time enrollment. 2015 Rank College name 1  Rochester Institute of Technology 2  University of Rochester 3  Monroe Community College 4  College at Brockport, State University of New York ...

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MCC Foundation to honor GRHF

Monroe Community College Foundation announced Thursday the Greater Rochester Health Foundation is its 2015 recipient of the Salute to Excellence award.

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Slaughter pushes to include $68M in budget for UR’s laser lab

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, said Wednesday she is pushing the United States Congress to include $68 million in its annual budget for the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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UR, Simon rank among top 25 for entrepreneurial studies

The University of Rochester and Simon Business School have made the Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurial studies, coming in at No. 22, officials announced Thursday.

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RIT meets challenge for $1M endowed fund

Rochester Institute of Technology has met the challenge to establish a $1 million endowed fund to support undergraduate research in its College of Science.

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Trustee gives $1 million for iZone at UR library

A $1 million gift to the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries will create a new technology-rich workspace designed to foster the development of young entrepreneurs, officials announced Monday.

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