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Coming up: the Final Four, Frozen Four and Tiger’s (chilly?) return

What a week coming up in the wide world of sports! First there’s the Final Four of March Madness on Saturday and Monday in Indianapolis, followed on Thursday by the Frozen Four of college hockey. And also Thursday, Tiger Woods ...

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UR plans all-campus diversity conference

The University of Rochester will bring together representatives from all the institution’s constituencies next week for a university-wide conference to discuss programs and policies related to on-campus issues of diversity and inclusion.

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Paterson delays school funding

Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday said he will delay $2.1 billion in school funding because of New York’s financial problems.

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City releases details on mayoral control plan for schools

A report from the city of Rochester released Monday gives more details on a system of city control over the Rochester City School District, including how it would encourage parental involvement and prepare students for post-secondary education. 

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RIT to offer lean certification program

The Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology plans to offer a lean certification program that teaches participants to reduce costs and waste associated with manufacturing and business operations while enhancing overall productivity and efficiency.

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URMC receives $4.5 million from Stem Cell Board for research

The University of Rochester Medical Center has received $4.5 million from the Empire State Stem Cell Board for research in neurological disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease and bone repair. 

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RIT names dean for college of science

Rochester Institute of Technology has named the head of its School Mathematical Sciences program to serve as dean of the college of science, the university’s provost announced Friday.

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New dean writing Rx for school’s success

Less than a month into his new job as dean of the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mark Taubman M.D. is on the horns of a dilemma. Like nearly all U.S. medical school deans, Taubman faces a ...

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Opposing views

As local stakeholders debate the merits of a city school district under mayoral control and await state legislation that fills in the details of what a system would look like here, national experts on school governance have provided a framework ...

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Merits of mayoral control debated at RBJ forum

With increasing poverty and declining population in the city, the Rochester City School District is at a tipping point and the need to improve it through deep changes could not be more clear, Mayor Robert Duffy said at a Rochester Business Journal panel discussion on the merits of mayoral control Tuesday. (To view a video of the entire event, go to the full story.)

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UR increases tuition, room and board

The University of Rochester will increase tuition, room and board for undergraduates by 4.18 percent, bringing the total cost per year to more than $50,000 for the first time.

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