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UR scientist works on adding technical terms to sign language (access required)

  Lorne Farovitch, a graduate student at the University of Rochester, grew up deaf in a deaf family in Vancouver, British Columbia. His family situation meant that until the age of 24, Farovitch didn’t communicate with people in any other ...

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RIT wins $1.5 million in state funding round (access required)

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Rochester Institute of Technology has won $1.5 million in the latest round of competitive funding from the Empire State Development Council. The grant will upgrade the university’s Genomics Research Lab Cluster, helping it expand research, technology transfer and talent development ...

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UR names Wisconsin provost to be university’s first female president (access required)

Incoming University of Rochester president Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.  photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

The University of Rochester has named a Wisconsin provost and the first woman in its history as president. Sarah C. Mangelsdorf, provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a psychology professor, will begin work in Rochester in the summer of ...

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Trillium Health receives $20 million grant to help stem chronic homelessness (access required)

A rendering of Union Square, a $19.3 million mixed-use development headed by Trillium Health.

Trillium Health Inc. has received the largest grant in its history, enabling the organization to construct a $19.3 million mixed-use development. The state’s Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) grant totals $20 million over 40 years, with $500,000 distributed annually ...

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Golisano gift of $5.8 million will create institute at Fisher for developmental disabilities nursing (access required)

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St. John Fisher College and the Golisano Foundation announced on Tuesday a $5.8 million gift to the college from philanthropist B. Thomas Golisano to create an institute dedicated to training nurses in the care of people with developmental disabilities. The ...

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