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UR med school receives $700,000 grant

A new program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry has received a $700,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to help students translate research discoveries into treatments and diagnostics.

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RIT names alumnus Boyce as chairman

Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus Donald Boyce, retired CEO of Idex Corp., has been elected to serve as chairman of the college's board of trustees.

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RIT names chief diversity officer

A former vice president at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has been named chief diversity officer at Rochester Institute of Technology.

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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


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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