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RIT receives federal award, $500,000 grant

Rochester Institute of Technology received an award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, along with a $500,000 grant, at an event held Monday on the Henrietta campus.

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Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities that are members of the Consortium of Rochester Area Colleges Inc. or are local in Allegany, Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties and grant degrees; ranked by full-time enrollment.

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Golisano gives $4 million to university in Florida

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Thomas Golisano gave $4 million to Ave Maria University in Naples to fund the construction of the university's first indoor athletic facility, the Tom Golisano Field House.

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UR makes list of best value in private colleges

The University of Rochester ranks among the 100 best values in private colleges for 2009-10 in a list published by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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Forum aims to attract students to STEM disciplines

Local education leaders will join the state's vice chancellor of the board of regents Wednesday for a day of discussion and debate focusing on new ways to develop student interest in science-related fields.

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Simon School receives $3M for endowed professorships

The Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester received two major gifts from international donors, totaling $3 million, to establish endowed professorships.

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Spotlight: Education work force declines but remains large

Education employees account for more than half of state and local government workers nationwide, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. State and local governments had the equivalent of 8.9 million full-time education workers in 2008, or 53 ...

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The Loop

Lacing them up Best Times Financial Planning recently expanded its staff, adding David Benedict and Geordie Robertson. Yes, that’s the same Geordie who is a former hockey player and was inducted into the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame in 1993. ...

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RIT, RGHS name managing director

Rochester General Health System and the Rochester Institute of Technology have named an RIT official as managing director of the school's and health system's collaborative alliance.

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UR to play role in health care network

The University of Rochester will be part of an upstate research network for Fair Health Inc., a new non-profit that will develop an independent database for a consumer reimbursement system for out-of-network health care charges, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

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Region’s state colleges expect financial hits

This area’s state colleges brought in a combined $250 million in revenue for their most recently reported fiscal year, but officials expect state budget cutbacks to cause financial harm for the coming years. SUNY College at Geneseo reported $103.6 million ...

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Business chiefs take turns as school leaders

The Rochester PENCIL Partnership Program builds relationships between business leaders and principals to inspire innovative solutions to the challenges facing Rochester's schools. Leaders from 80 companies joined with school principals to share insights, skills and expertise to support students.

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