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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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UR starts technical entrepreneurship graduate degree

A new graduate degree at the University of Rochester is geared toward teaching engineers to think like businesspeople in hopes that they will start small technology-focused businesses and improve the local economy. The Technical Entrepreneurship and Management program asks students ...

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Expert to talk on how region can benefit from innovation

An expert on national innovation policy is coming to Rochester Institute of Technology to give insight on how the region can take advantage of new federal attention on promoting innovative and green technologies. Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the ...

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RCSD awarded $2.1M grant for technology in classrooms

The Instructional Technology Department of the Rochester City School District has been awarded a $2.1 million state grant to integrate technology into district classrooms over the next three years.

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UR grows jobs despite economy

As economic conditions have eased constraints on the University of Rochester, it has been able to grow jobs and has plans to end a wage freeze, President Joel Seligman told the faculty senate in an address this week.

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Upstate venture group to hold forum at RIT

An Upstate Venture Association of New York capital forum on identifying and retaining senior level employees at growing businesses is scheduled for Feb. 2 at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Student Innovation, representatives announced Tuesday.

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UR to receive $1.2 million for OLED work

The University of Rochester will receive $1.2 million for research, development and deployment of solid-state lighting systems, officials said.

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FLCC prepares to open campus center in Victor

Finger Lakes Community College plans to open a campus center in Victor next week with a focus on technology and a first-of-its-kind program to teach emerging skills for technical fields. The 26,000-square-foot center will offer the college’s traditional slate of ...

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Spinoff firm aims to launch two startups in 2010

A new firm focused on bringing technologies to the marketplace plans to develop a database of toners and inks that could help the Department of Homeland Security track counterfeit documents. It also is working on a way to extend the ...

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Duffy charts goals for district plan

During his first two years in office, Mayor Robert Duffy discovered that anti-truancy efforts in the Rochester City School District were, as he put it, nearly invisible. The district had cut its attendance teams, and it became clear to Duffy ...

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Give Mayor Duffy a chance to improve the city’s schools

More than two years ago, the Rochester Business Alliance proposed a community discussion about city government oversight of the Rochester City School District. Now that the debate has been reopened, it’s time to re-examine the business case for city oversight-and ...

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