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Foundation honors three businesses for partnerships

Advantage Federal Credit Union, Bryant and Stratton College and the Rochester Red Wings will be honored at the Fifth Annual Rochester Education Foundation Partnership Awards Dinner Oct. 20 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

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Funds for research dip at RIT

  Amid toughening competition for grant funding, Rochester Institute of Technology logged a drop in sponsored research funding for the fiscal year ended June 30. RIT received $54.8 million in new research awards for the fiscal year, down nearly $4 ...

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Speaker to tout value of skilled manual trades

  The higher education system in America has established a false dichotomy of knowledge work versus manual labor with no room for interaction between the two, says Matthew Crawford, a best-selling author who will open the 2010 Caroline Werner Gannett ...

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Nazareth forum seeks to reduce scarcity of ethical leaders

Nazareth College’s Interdisciplinary Institute for Professional Ethics brought together local business professionals and academics on Aug. 17 to discuss important ethical issues facing the business community. The session was a follow-up to one held in May. During the earlier IIPE ...

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RIT plans technology symposium

A symposium for design engineers held at Rochester Institute of Technology will feature touch-sensing technologies and include labs and presentations on the technology, RIT officials said.

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Veteran RIT trustee, businessman dies

A 50-year member of the Rochester Institute of Technology board of trustees, Richard Eisenhart, died Sunday in his Pittsford home. He was 95.

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Schools’ assets took hit in ’09

The private colleges and universities in Monroe County lost a total of nearly $600 million in assets for the year ending June 30, 2009, largely because of losses in investments. The schools-the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. ...

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URMC researchers get $2.4 million in grants

Researchers in the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry have won Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grants totaling $2.4 million, URMC officials said Tuesday.

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N.Y. wins $700 million in federal education funding

New York is among 10 winners in the second phase of the Race for the Top competition for education funding, and will receive nearly $700 million as part of the federal education reform program, officials from the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday.

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A new worldview

Rochester Institute of Technology is close to opening a $54 million project that will provide housing to more than 400 students and create space for retail and gathering areas. Global Village, on the southwest part of RIT’s campus, will include ...

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Hope Hall expansion to add three grades

By When Hope Hall opened in 1994, few if any other schools catered to students with auditory processing delay, a condition that makes it hard for them to understand simple commands. Until 1980 the state classified these students as pupils ...

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Two URMC discoveries gain national attention

The University of Rochester Medical Center is garnering national attention for its findings on the root cause of muscular dystrophy and also the work of an anti-inflammatory drug that helps AIDS and cancer patients.

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Area schools honored by Forbes

Five area colleges have been cited on the third annual list of America’s Best Colleges published on Forbes.com.

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Pacino to speak at RIT’s homecoming

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Al Pacino will visit Rochester Institute of Technology this fall in a series that profiles nationally renowned speakers on social and political issues. Pacino’s talk will highlight RIT’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend Oct. 16. In his more than 40-film career, Pacino has been nominated for eight Oscars and 11 Golden Globes, and won both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for his role in “Scent of a Woman.”

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Area colleges earn U.S. News & World Report rankings

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Several local colleges were honored on U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 America’s Best Colleges guide, including University of Rochester, which ranked No. 37 nationally.

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