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UR grad becomes CFO at HUD

Douglas Criscitello, a University of Rochester graduate, was sworn in Tuesday as chief financial officer at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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New leader charts push for a regional initiative

With permanent leadership in place, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is planning a regional effort to consolidate services with branches in other counties, lowering costs and competing more effectively for federal funding. The board of the local CCE branch ...

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Q4: Sister Patricia Carroll, president, Nazareth Schools

Q: Last week Nazareth Academy announced a partnership with Aquinas Institute for a prekindergarten through 12th-grade school system. What will the new school structure look like? A: The new school system will be called Aquinas Institute and Nazareth Schools. Beginning ...

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RIT to move to semester-based calendar

Rochester Institute of Technology will convert from its current quarter system to a semester-based calendar starting in fall 2013, RIT President William Destler announced Wednesday.

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Comptroller: Schools improperly retained $615 million

New York school districts in the last five years improperly retained $615 million in taxpayer dollars in reserve accounts, and have $880 million in excess funds unnecessarily held in those accounts, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday.

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Gift benefits clinical research on Alzheimer’s

The University of Rochester Medical Center announced Monday it received a $1.5 million gift for clinical research into Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions that cause dementia.

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City expects plan for district by month’s end

Plans for the city to assume control of the Rochester City School District are expected back from the state Legislature by month’s end, but some stakeholders have called for slowing the process so taxpayers have more chances to weigh in ...

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Laser lab to get $62.5 million in proposed budget

The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics would get $62.5 million in funding as part of President Barack Obama’s proposed budget, Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday.

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Nazareth, Aquinas merge schools

A merger between Nazareth Schools and the Aquinas Institute will send Nazareth high school students to Aquinas beginning next year and create a system for classes from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

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‘A university of the highest order’

UR president Joel Seligman outlined the vision statement for the capital campaign, which will be subject to the approval of the board of trustees at its March meeting: Founded as "an institution of the highest order" and guided by the ...

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UR eyes capital campaign

The University of Rochester is laying the groundwork for a large-scale capital campaign, to be announced formally next year, by expanding its donor outreach and developing a vision statement that ties together campaign goals. UR has raised $496 million in ...

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RCSD audit finds undocumented raises

An audit from the state comptroller’s office found that Rochester City School District officials failed to develop sound policies and take an active role in monitoring district finances during a period from July 2002 to December 2006. The district said it has since taken corrective actions.

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RIT selects firm to design $26M building on campus

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Rochester Institute of Technology has selected a firm to design a $26 million facility that will house the chemical engineering and biomedical engineering departments as well as expanding research labs and facilities for the university’s partnership with Rochester General Health System, RIT announced Tuesday.

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Report warns of looming doctor shortage

The Rochester area is at risk of seeing its physician supply fall to dangerously low levels, a Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and Monroe Medical Society report concludes.

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Taubman to takes deanship as Berk returns

By WILL ASTOR Named dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry this week, Mark Taubman M.D. plans an active tenure that would see the school intensify its focus on turning out primary-care doctors while continuing to ...

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