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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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School opens all-ages lab for innovation

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The formal unveiling this week gives the public its first view of a $250,000 investment in a new lab at Allendale Columbia School. The Design and Innovation Lab is meant to inspire creativity, imagination and problem-solving skills in students from ...

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RIT to offer innovative combination degree

Rochester Institute of Technology is launching a bachelor’s degree program that is the first of its kind in the nation, officials said.

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Five new companies graduate from RIT business incubator

Venture Creations, the business incubator at Rochester Institute of Technology, marked the launch of five new businesses Wednesday. The companies collectively bring 31 new jobs to the Rochester region, officials said.

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Study results show local dispenser helps patients

Study results released Wednesday by the faculty at St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing could lead to a breakthrough in the care of those who forget to take their medication, officials said.

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UR names Holly Crawford as CFO

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The woman who has worked alongside Ronald Paprocki for eight years at the University of Rochester has been selected to succeed him in the chief financial officer role when he retires in January. Holly Crawford has been named UR’s senior vice president for administration and finance, CFO and treasurer.

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MCC begins work on $78 million downtown campus

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A groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday paved the way for construction of the new $78 million downtown campus for Monroe Community College. Work is scheduled to begin within two weeks and be completed by the fall of 2017.

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RCSD’s efforts to improve gain momentum

Bolgen Vargas is not ready to celebrate. The superintendent of the Rochester City School District has been overseeing a wide-ranging effort to improve student performance, boosting test scores and graduation rates, while making efforts to better align the district’s resources. ...

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Thoughtful planning avoids conflict, protects legacy

Jennifer Weidner knows the difficulty that arises when the math regarding an important collection does not add up. As the associate counsel for Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Co. and the bank’s expert on estate planning and tax matters, Weidner ...

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New president takes lead at St. John Fisher

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Gerard Rooney is the seventh president of St. John Fisher College, where he has been an integral part of the college community for two decades. (Photo by Kimberly McKinzie) With his inauguration a week away, Gerard Rooney is taking stock ...

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UR names entrepreneurship center for Mark and Carolyn Ain

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester is being named the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship, officials announced Wednesday, in recognition of the generosity of Mark Ain and his wife, Carolyn.

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Challenges still ahead for photonics institute

Photonics experts from around the country visiting Rochester recently agreed that getting the American Institute for Manufacturing Photonics off the ground—and, ultimately, making it a success—is a tall order. But if any group can do it, the Rochester-led initiative can.

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