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RCSD graduate rate dips to 46 percent

Graduation rates for the Rochester City School District have fallen to 46 percent for students who entered high school in 2005-2006, data released Tuesday by the state shows.

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RIT receives federal grant for library research

Rochester Institute of Technology has received a $580,174 federal grant for a research project dealing with sustainable preservation practices in libraries.

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Lecture focuses on redesigning suburbs

Ellen Dunham-Jones, an expert on urban and suburban design and author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs,” is the guest speaker for the March 23 Reshaping Rochester lecture series.

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CGR begins survey on mayoral control

More than 2,000 surveys were mailed Monday to homes in Rochester to assess the opinion of city residents on Mayor Robert Duffy’s proposal to shift oversight of the Rochester City School District to City Hall.

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Private Schools

Private Schools in Monroe County tat responded to a survey; ranked by total enrollment.

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New UR center opens an option for research

When working on medical research intended to find new treatments for diseases, researchers who need to cross the divide between animal testing and human clinical trials typically have two options-to hire an outside company for the clinical trials or to ...

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RIT campus to be included in Google Maps

Prospective students who want to take a look at the campus at Rochester Institute of Technology soon will be able to do so at the click of a mouse.

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Royalties land UR at No. 9

The University of Rochester ranks among the nation’s leaders in royalty revenue from licensed technology for fiscal 2008, bringing in a school-record $72.3 million. A study released by the Association of University Technology Managers shows that UR ranked No. 9 ...

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MCC chief bolsters ties to business

Monroe Community College’s growing role in economic development locally was the focus of an event Thursday sponsored by the Rochester branch of Financial Executives International. Anne Kress, MCC president, spoke on the importance of the college’s partnerships with the business ...

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Bill would alter spending from endowments

Local colleges and non-profit organizations are gearing for a change in how they can spend from endowment funds, giving them more flexibility during difficult financial periods. The legislation, known as the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act or UPMIFA, ...

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Technology Showcase slated for Thursday

The University of Rochester’s Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences plans its annual Technology Showcase Thursday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.

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Element K teams with training provider

Element K Corp. has reached an agreement with an international provider of training to managers and IT professional to market and distribute the Brighton-based company’s Web-based training content, officials said Tuesday.

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RBJ event to focus on proposal for city schools

The Rochester Business Journal Power Breakfast event, The Pros and Cons of Mayoral Accountability for the Rochester City School District, is scheduled for March 23 at the Rochester Plaza Hotel.

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UR to launch conference to boost diversity

The University of Rochester will hold a first-of-its-kind conference for the school in April to address efforts to improve diversity and inclusion in the faculty, giving members of the university community a chance to weigh in and ask questions about ...

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