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Rao to retire from Saunders College at RIT

The dean of the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology has announced his retirement effective the end of the 2011–2012 academic year.

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UR moves aid efforts in research

  Research efforts at the University of Rochester got a boost this week as the university announced a new dean of research in arts, sciences and engineering and the medical center entered a collaboration to bring technologies to the marketplace ...

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NTID receives $4.45 million to create center

Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf have been awarded more than $4.45 million over four years to establish a technical education center for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

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‘Dreaming’ tool builds on customer ideas

It’s been a great summer! One local TV channel noted that Rochester had more sunny days in July than San Diego! A sunny day is a great time to daydream, and as Neil Gaiman, one of the most innovative writers ...

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Renovations, new buildings take shape areawide

The region’s colleges and universities have many capital projects under way. The renovations and new buildings are intended to improve the learning environment. Following is a list of capital projects at some institutions. Finger Lakes Community College •    The new ...

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Fast Start: What I do

Irina Georgieva, doctoral candidate, Eastman School of Music Jobs: adjunct faculty, University of Rochester’s college music department; director, UR Chamber Singers; adjunct faculty member, Rochester Institute of Technology; director, RIT Singers; music director/organist, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Henrietta Education: ...

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Some students wait to pick a major, keep options open

One-third of freshmen do not have a declared major when starting Nazareth College of Rochester, exemplifying a nationwide phenomenon. Students at the undergraduate level are taking the current job market into consideration, and they may want to keep their options ...

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Chief academic officers look beyond administrative tasks

The role of provost often brings to mind numerous administrative duties. The job, however, means much more than that; it includes interaction with students and time in the classroom.   In general, the provost is the chief academic officer, second ...

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Sports slide into focus to boost recruitment, stature

Nazareth College of Rochester wants to expand its geographic recruitment area to counter a decline in high school graduates in New York, and Peter Bothner has one way to help.   The college’s athletics director announced in June that Nazareth ...

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Fast Start: Born to play tennis–or to motivate students?

Dale Stoker picked up a tennis racquet at the age of 5 and hasn’t tired of playing since.   He played through high school and then in college, where he was senior captain of the varsity tennis team at St. ...

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Private colleges see finances stabilize

Nazareth College of Rochester has withstood the effects of the recession and market downturn, returning to modest growth in revenue for 2010, but the stabilization comes just in time for the college to confront the next crisis. Nazareth, like most ...

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Simon School ranks on Forbes list

The Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester has been ranked among the nation’s best business schools by Forbes magazine.

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UR, RIT report finances rebound from recession

As they continue to move away from the damaging effects of the recession, the area’s largest universities are growing stronger fiscally-with both posting double-digit percentage revenue growth in fiscal 2010-and taking a larger place in the local economy. Rochester Institute ...

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