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Two URMC programs win certification

Two University of Rochester Medical Center programs have won Joint Commission certification, URMC officials said Monday.

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UR wins patent that could advance HPV vaccines

The University of Rochester has won a U.S. patent on virus-like particles that UR Medical Center researchers say could prove key to further development of human papillomavirus vaccines.

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RIT alum gives $3M to create post at college

Rochester Institute of Technology has received its second-largest gift ever from an alum, a $3 million donation to establish a marketing position within the E. Philip Saunders College of Business.   The gift, given anonymously, was made in honor of ...

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Funding for research dips

A drop in research funding caused by the end of federal stimulus funds has not deterred the University of Rochester from its plans to increase sponsored research efforts.   The university brought in $415.2 million for sponsored research in the ...

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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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Chief executive selected at Catholic Family Center

As the first new president and CEO of Catholic Family Center in more than 20 years, Mark Wickham admits he has a difficult act to follow.   The non-profit organization named Wickham as its next president, succeeding the retiring Carolyn ...

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Colleges increasing use of social media to recruit

Twenty years ago, a glossy catalog was the primary symbol of college recruitment. Ten years ago a student could type a college’s name in a search engine. These days, the process can be condensed into a two-minute YouTube video, a ...

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Harley School receives $1M from Chesonis foundation

The Harley School has received a $1 million lead gift from the Chesonis Family Foundation to build the first K-12 educational space in the nation that is a leader in multiple dimensions of education for a sustainable future, officials said.

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UR’s Warner School gets federal grant

The Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester has received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address the local shortage of special education teachers.

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Young women’s school selects its first principal

After gaining state approval and selecting the first principal, the founders of the Young Women’s College Prep Charter School are ready to move ahead with plans to give young women in the city what they believe will be a better ...

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Young women’s school selects its first principal

After gaining state approval and selecting the first principal, the founders of the Young Women’s College Prep Charter School are ready to move ahead with plans to give young women in the city what they believe will be a better ...

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UR gears up for capital campaign

As the University of Rochester announces the largest campaign in its history today, James Thompson has another goal: raising an army.   The university’s senior vice president and chief advancement officer has been working for much of the past few ...

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Inking partnerships with public schools yields big benefits

Area private and parochial schools go beyond their buildings’ walls to partner with area public schools through programs of mutual interest. By doing so, all parties benefit educationally and culturally, administrators say.   For example, the Harley School since 1995 ...

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Financial aid becomes necessary to boost enrollment

At Hillel Community Day School, parents taking a tour of the school get something extra for their visit.   Parents of prospective students are given a full estimate of what financial aid they will be eligible for, with details of ...

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