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Gift benefits clinical research on Alzheimer’s

The University of Rochester Medical Center announced Monday it received a $1.5 million gift for clinical research into Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that cause dementia.

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City expects plan for district by month’s end

Plans for the city to assume control of the Rochester City School District are expected back from the state Legislature by month’s end, but some stakeholders have called for slowing the process so taxpayers have more chances to weigh in ...

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Laser lab to get $62.5 million in proposed budget

The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics would get $62.5 million in funding as part of President Barack Obama’s proposed budget, Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday.

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Nazareth, Aquinas merge schools

A merger between Nazareth Schools and the Aquinas Institute will send Nazareth high school students to Aquinas beginning next year and create a system for classes from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

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‘A university of the highest order’

UR president Joel Seligman outlined the vision statement for the capital campaign, which will be subject to the approval of the board of trustees at its March meeting: Founded as "an institution of the highest order" and guided by the ...

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UR eyes capital campaign

The University of Rochester is laying the groundwork for a large-scale capital campaign, to be announced formally next year, by expanding its donor outreach and developing a vision statement that ties together campaign goals. UR has raised $496 million in ...

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RCSD audit finds undocumented raises

An audit from the state comptroller’s office found that Rochester City School District officials failed to develop sound policies and take an active role in monitoring district finances during a period from July 2002 to December 2006. The district said it has since taken corrective actions.

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RIT selects firm to design $26M building on campus

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Rochester Institute of Technology has selected a firm to design a $26 million facility that will house the chemical engineering and biomedical engineering departments as well as expanding research labs and facilities for the university’s partnership with Rochester General Health System, RIT announced Tuesday.

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Report warns of looming doctor shortage

The Rochester area is at risk of seeing its physician supply fall to dangerously low levels, a Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and Monroe Medical Society report concludes.

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Taubman to takes deanship as Berk returns

By WILL ASTOR Named dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry this week, Mark Taubman M.D. plans an active tenure that would see the school intensify its focus on turning out primary-care doctors while continuing to ...

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UR starts technical entrepreneurship graduate degree

A new graduate degree at the University of Rochester is geared toward teaching engineers to think like businesspeople in hopes that they will start small technology-focused businesses and improve the local economy. The Technical Entrepreneurship and Management program asks students ...

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Expert to talk on how region can benefit from innovation

An expert on national innovation policy is coming to Rochester Institute of Technology to give insight on how the region can take advantage of new federal attention on promoting innovative and green technologies. Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the ...

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RCSD awarded $2.1M grant for technology in classrooms

The Instructional Technology Department of the Rochester City School District has been awarded a $2.1 million state grant to integrate technology into district classrooms over the next three years.

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UR grows jobs despite economy

As economic conditions have eased constraints on the University of Rochester, it has been able to grow jobs and has plans to end a wage freeze, President Joel Seligman told the faculty senate in an address this week.

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Upstate venture group to hold forum at RIT

An Upstate Venture Association of New York capital forum on identifying and retaining senior level employees at growing businesses is scheduled for Feb. 2 at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Student Innovation, representatives announced Tuesday.

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