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RIT puts Dubai campus expansion on hold

Rochester Institute of Technology’s plans to expand its Dubai campus are on hold as the country’s economic conditions have slowed business growth and brought enrollment down 20 percent from projections. Enrollment this year has fallen below estimates mainly because the ...

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State approves FLCC viticulture degree

The state Education Department has approved Finger Lakes Community College’s new degree in viticulture and wine technology, the only community college program of its kind in the Northeastern. The first classes are slated to begin in September.

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Hillside program named one of nation’s most effective

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection was identified as one of 23 effective programs to improve the college and career preparation of all youth in a report released by a Washington, D.C.-based professional development organization.

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Plosser sees economy recovering

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The economy is recovering, and the recovery is sustainable even as fiscal and monetary stimulus programs begin to wind down, former Simon Graduate School of Business dean Charles Plosser said Tuesday. Plosser, now president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, was the featured speaker at the 31st annual economic seminar in Rochester.

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UR profs rank 1st in salary

The University of Rochester paid its professors the most of any local college or university for the 2008-09 academic year, a survey by the American Association of University Professors shows. UR paid its professors an average salary of $124,400, the ...

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Culture shift

The Rochester City School District will use a five-year strategic plan to change the culture of city schools by giving greater independence to principals and shifting more resources to the school level.

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Many gain from one MBA grad’s classroom experience

A master’s degree in business administration offers personal and professional benefits, say local executives who have earned them. But that’s not all: Co-workers and subordinates can benefit too. The management team at Optimax Systems Inc.-Michael Mandina, president, and Richard Plympton, ...

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UR center has $600M impact in NY

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The University of Rochester’s Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences has added $600 million to New York’s economy in the last five years by creating jobs, saving companies’ money and spurring spending on new equipment and infrastructure, the center reported Wednesday.

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Burns, Perez among leaders
of White House education effort

Xerox Corp. CEO Ursula Burns and Eastman Kodak Co. CEO Antonio Perez have been named among the leaders of a national educational program by President Barack Obama. The program is aimed at honing students’ skills in science, technology, engineering and math.

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New president aims to grow Digital Rochester

With new leadership at the top, Digital Rochester has plans to expand its programs beyond networking events to focus on collaboration with local groups in the technology industry.

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Former Kodak exec, RIT chairman Morley dies

Michael Morley, former executive vice president at Eastman Kodak Co. who also served  Rochester Institute of Technology’s as its board of trustees chairman from 2005 to 2009, died Thursday.

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Each GM car sold costs taxpayers $12,200, RIT says

American taxpayers paid $12,200 for every General Motors Corp. vehicle sold through the beginning of 2011, and $7,600 for every Chrysler Group LLC vehicle sold, a report by an economics professor at Rochester Institute of Technology found.

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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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