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RIT sets record for research funding

Rochester Institute of Technology set a record for number of researchers securing funding for 2012, with an increase of 5 percent over the previous year.

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Nazareth College earns national service award

Nazareth College of Rochester has been named a Presidential Award winner the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest honor a college or university can receive for commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

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URMC pursues pacts in Asia

The University of Rochester Medical Center is on the verge of signing alliances with Chinese medical schools and Indian hospitals.   The deals would follow trips by URMC officials, including CEO Bradford Berk M.D. and Chief Operating Officer Peter Robinson, ...

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Excellus donates $1 million to St. John Fisher

St. John Fisher College has received a $1 million donation from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to expand primary health care, mental health care, social services and adult education for Rochester’s underserved populations.

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The new head of school sees growth for Harley

Ward Ghory said he is coming to the Harley School at just the right time.   Ghory, head of school at the University School of Milwaukee for most of the last decade, has been named to the same position at ...

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College starts programs to fill area’s skills gaps

Monroe Community College has unveiled a new slate of programs and events this academic year to guide more students into science and technical fields. The effort is part of a push to fill skills gaps for local employers.   MCC ...

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RIT names new chairman

Rochester Institute of Technology has named a new chairman of its board of trustees. Brian Hall of Colorado Springs, Colo., received an MBA from RIT in 1978, retired in 2007 as vice chairman of the Thomson Corp., a global information company that merged with Reuters Corp. in 2008 to become Thomson Reuters Corp.

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Nazareth College tops for Fulbright recipients

Nazareth College of Rochester has placed in the No. 1 spot among master’s institutions on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students list.

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St. John Fisher names new CFO

St. John Fisher College has appointed a new chief financial officer. Jacqueline DiStefano also will serve as vice president for finance.

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Colleges and Universities

Institutions contacted are members of the Consortium of Rochester Area Colleges Inc. or are in Allegany, Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties and grant degrees; ranked by full-time enrollment.

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New leader shows knack for moving quickly

Michael Gee, the recently named head of school at Allendale Columbia, played host to a group of international students at his house last week to watch football and have a meal.   Their situation is one Gee understands well. As ...

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