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Rochester-area businesses, universities receive FuzeHub funding (access required)

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FuzeHub, a nonprofit organization that provides manufacturers with programs and resources, has awarded eight collaborative projects through the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, including two in the Rochester area. The innovation fund, consisting of $1 million annually, supports a set of ...

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UR and medical center furloughs to begin May 10

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Pandemic-related furloughs will begin as early as May 10 for employees at the University of Rochester, including the University of Rochester Medical Center.  In messages sent to the UR and hospital community Wednesday, university leaders said plans are being reviewed ...

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In pandemic pause, local colleges adjust and still woo new students

Students on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College. The pandemic is playing havoc with the admissions timeline for many local colleges. (File photo supplied by Roberts Wesleyan)

Normally, April would be the month when high school seniors are making last-minute visits to Rochester-area colleges, trying to decide which school that accepted them they will attend in the fall. Juniors might use their April break to start their ...

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UR announces pay cuts, furloughs due to pandemic economics

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In an announcement to the University of Rochester community Wednesday, President Sarah C. Mangelsdorf and other campus leaders announced the university will freeze hiring and wage increases, give senior administrators a pay cut, and commence on a series of short-term ...

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UR settles sexual harassment suit for $9.4 million (access required)

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The University of Rochester will pay $9.4 million in a settlement agreement announced Friday with nine former professors and students who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment complaints.  The parties released a joint statement, thanking ...

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Cuomo orders restaurants, bars, casinos to close

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With the state closing of restaurants and bars Monday, as well as casinos, theaters and gyms, COVID-19-related restrictions grew more onerous for New Yorkers.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a pact with adjoining states Connecticut and New Jersey ...

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SUNY, University of Rochester students urged to go home as precaution for coronavirus

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State University of New York colleges and the University of Rochester will close down most in-person classes and teach the rest of the semester online in an effort to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus, it was announced ...

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Two Rochester-area astronomers honored (access required)

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Two Rochester-area astronomers – one retired, one still active in the field – have been named to the first class of fellows of the American Astronomical Society, a new honor recognizing extraordinary achievement in the field. Joel Kastner, astronomy professor  ...

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Online education is growing, reaching new audiences (access required)

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Two things are certain about online education in 2020: the phenomenon will continue to grow in higher education settings, and institutions will continue to deliver it in their own unique ways. If you’ve been on social media in the last ...

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