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Expanded University of Rochester orthopedic center could save Marketplace Mall (access required)

Preliminary rendering of UR's proposed orthopedic center to be built at Markeplace Mall.  Image supplied.

In a couple of years, you’ll be able to buy a sweater, eat a meal and maybe even get your knee replaced at The Marketplace Mall. University of Rochester Medical Center and mall owner Wilmorite announced earlier this week plans ...

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Diversity a key goal of healthcare education programs in Rochester (access required)

Local healthcare education programs make inroads on diversity. When it comes to diversity in higher education programs for healthcare, two local institutions have made the grade nationally. Insight into Diversity magazine gives awards each year to the higher education institutions across ...

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Fisher launches scholarship for Rochester city residents (access required)


Graduates of Rochester city schools will be eligible for a new scholarship St. John Fisher College has created for first-year students. The Fisher Urban Scholar Award will provide $40,000 over four years to students who complete charter schools and traditional ...

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Hollywood producer of ‘The Big Chill’ and ‘Fatal Attraction’ speaks at UR Tuesday (access required)

Richard Fischoff

A University of Rochester alumnus who was connected with some major movie hits in the 1970s through 1990s will deliver the annual Fairbanks lecture at UR Tuesday evening. Richard Fischoff, who graduated from UR in 1968, went on to help ...

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Funding plan secured in record amount for Laser Lab (access required)


Funding for the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics has been agreed upon in a record amount for five years, according to Sen. Charles E. Schumer. Schumer on Friday shared an announcement of the Laser Lab’s $409.9 million “Cooperative ...

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Sarah Mangelsdorf inaugurated as 11th president – first female – at University of Rochester (access required)

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

The University of Rochester is not only in Rochester, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf said at her inauguration as president Friday afternoon. It’s of Rochester. And it must be for Rochester, too.  “The central role of the university is the creation, preservation, ...

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UR admits it violated confidentiality of witnesses in Jaeger case (access required)


Attorneys representing the University of Rochester in a sexual harassment case last week revealed the names of 23 potential witnesses whom the court had previously ruled could remain unidentified. Though the names of the witnesses are known to both sides, ...

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Madeleine Albright to speak at University of Rochester Oct. 24 (access required)

Madeleine Albright, former secretary of state. Photo supplied.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will speak at the University of Rochester Oct. 24 in the ongoing series: “Difficult Conversations as a Catalyst for Change.” Albright will give a talk on American foreign policy in 2019, followed by ...

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Local institutions, companies receive innovation grants (access required)


Several local colleges and universities will receive tens of thousands of dollars in state grants to support their innovation and collaboration with small- and medium-size manufacturers. A total of $417,165 is being awarded from the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, FuzeHub ...

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So you’ve got your kid into college, but will they graduate? (access required)

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Just in time for back-to-college, a new book says higher education has a dirty little secret: dropout rates. David Kirp, author of “The College Dropout Scandal,” says it’s shameful that 40 percent of college students seeking a bachelor’s degree never ...

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UR wins major grant for quantum research (access required)

Lattimore Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus. (Photo by Brandon Vick, University Communications)

The University of Rochester will receive $1.55 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to support research in quantum computing. U.S. senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the award Thursday. They said the funding will help researchers ...

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