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Best college buys include University of Rochester (access required)

Strong Memorial Hospital is sending a team of emergency health care workers to help a NYC hospital cope with the COVID-19 crisis. (file photo)

Several local and regional colleges have made the Kiplinger’s list of 2018 Best College Values. University of Rochester ranked the highest of local schools, at 30th out of 100 private schools and 94th out of 300 schools overall. Among public ...

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UR sexual abuse complaint moves to federal court (access required)

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The professors who filed a complaint of sexual harassment and retaliation against the University of Rochester in August have now filed a federal lawsuit pursuing the same claims. The suit, filed Friday, Dec. 8, and the original Equal Employment Opportunity ...

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Eastman Community Music School plans renovation (access required)

Rendering of first-floor space in ECMS's Messinger Hall

The Eastman Community School of Music, a pre-school through senior-citizen branch of the Eastman School of Music, is planning a $2.8 million renovation. The project will overhaul Messinger Hall, at 10 Gibbs St., the home of the ECSM, which offers ...

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UR sex abuse case included in Time’s Person of the Year profiles (access required)

Complainants in a sexual abuse case at the University of Rochester are included among the many women and two men featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year profile for 2017.  The “person” in this case is a group called ...

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End in sight for UR sexual abuse investigation (access required)

The University of Rochester expects an independent investigation into its handling of sexual abuse charges to be completed by early January 2018, it announced Wednesday, Nov. 29. In a news release, UR said its special committee of the university’s board ...

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UR education research focuses on urban schools’ conflict resolution (access required)

An urban education center at the University of Rochester has published new research on the restorative justice model of conflict resolution using experiences from three schools – including two in Rochester – in hopes that schools around the country might ...

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UR professor earns national award on social studies teaching issues (access required)

A University of Rochester professor has won a national award for his research on professional development for social studies teachers. Kevin Meuwissen, associate professor at UR’s Warner School of Education, won the recognition for his work looking at the conflicts ...

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Upcoming college weekends feature celebrity speakers

The Rochester area’s two largest colleges will bring internationally known celebrities to town as they pack their versions of homecoming and parents’ weekends Oct. 12-15. Robin Roberts, from ABC’s Good Morning America, headlines the University of Rochester’s Meliora Weekend, speaking ...

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FuzeHub awards grants to UR, UB

FuzeHub, a not-for-profit organization that helps small to medium-sized manufacturing companies in New York State by matching them with technical and business resources, has awarded grants to the University of Rochester and the University at Buffalo. The University at Buffalo ...

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Strong Memorial Hospital is sending a team of emergency health care workers to help a NYC hospital cope with the COVID-19 crisis. (file photo)

This story appeared in the RBJ’s commemorative 30th Anniversary section. See more content related to the RBJ’s anniversary here. For the residents of Rochester, several names have stood out in the annals of our history; Henry Lomb, George Eastman, Colonel Nathaniel ...

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UR students call for action at protest

Protestors at the University of Rochester on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

The controversy over University of Rochester Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences professor T. Florian Jaeger drives on, as students organized Wednesday to protest. The call for action on the steps of the Rush Rhees Library featured powerful words on ...

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