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Jun 13, 2013

CDA graduates new class

Child Care Council Inc. held a ceremony recently to recognize new graduates of its child development associate course. The CDA course, which takes about  11 months to complete, encourages participants to broaden their understanding of key issues in early childhood education. The class was comprised largely of family child care providers. Through course work, each […]

Jun 6, 2013

Finding academic research funding

Robert Bondaryk, CEO of the Boston research company KeraFAST Inc., will be the next speaker in the University of Rochester’s entrepreneurial talks at noon Tuesday in the Class of ‘62 Auditorium at the university’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Ave. Bondaryk will discuss a new source of academic research funding that can be […]

May 30, 2013

Salute to Black Scholars event June 4

On June 4, the Urban League of Rochester will be hosting the 34th Annual Salute to Black Scholars Recognition Dinner, recognizing the achievements of scholars from Genesee, Livingston, Wayne, Orleans, Ontario and Monroe counties. At the event, scholarship funds will be granted to students from area colleges and businesses. The guest speaker is 1996 Black […]

May 30, 2013

Public-private partnership pushes ‘3-D printing’

ALBANY — A New York college and business leaders say they are creating a program to train people to operate in the burgeoning field of three-dimensional printing. The so-called 3-D printing program is scheduled to be announced Thursday at the State University of New York at New Paltz. It would lead to the first certificate […]

May 29, 2013

Study: MCC has $710M economic impact

A recently released study showed that Monroe Community College has an annual economic impact on Monroe County of $710.1 million and taxpayers more than double their investment in the college. The economic impact study by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. examined college-related spending and estimated the income MCC alumni earn as a direct result of their […]

May 29, 2013

SUNY must pay ex-prof $600K in back wages

SYRACUSE — A federal jury has awarded $600,000 in back pay to a former college professor in central New York after ruling university officials retaliated against him for complaining about discrimination. The U.S. District Court jury in Syracuse sided with Jason Zhou in the dispute with the State University of New York Institute of Technology in […]

May 29, 2013

Sallie Mae plans to split into 2, names new CEO

NEWARK, Del. — Sallie Mae plans to split into two separate, publicly traded companies. The student loan giant also named John Remondi as its CEO. Sallie Mae, formally named SLM Corp., said Wednesday that the two separate companies — an education loan management business and a consumer banking business — would help unlock value and […]

May 28, 2013

Campus Gate to operate as hotel during summer

Student housing across the street from Finger Lakes Community College and the Constellation Brands — Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC) will operate as a hotel during the summer, owner Mascia Development LLC announced Tuesday. From June 1 to Aug. 15, Campus Gate at Finger Lakes will operate as Campus Gate Lodging, a 112-room hotel […]

May 28, 2013

Downstate school wins NYSBA’s mock trial

In competition before a packed federal courtroom in Albany recently, students from William Floyd High School in Suffolk County edged out the team from Mount Academy High School in Ulster County, to capture the 2012-13 New York State High School Mock Trial Tournament. Teams argued the fictional case of Morgan Martin v. Cattaraugus Programming University, […]

May 23, 2013

Duffy pitches governor’s tax-free zones plan

While acknowledging the burden that existing businesses face paying taxes, Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy said state tax-free zones to attract new businesses near SUNY campuses could help all boats rise to the top in the long run. Duffy, former mayor of Rochester, pitched the governor’s plan Thursday at the SUNY College at Brockport Rochester Educational […]

May 23, 2013

House backs variable rate student loans

WASHINGTON — Dismissing a veto threat from President Barack Obama, lawmakers in the Republican-led House approved legislation that links student loan rates to the ups and downs of the financial markets. The Republican-backed bill would allow students to dodge a scheduled rate hike for students with new subsidized Stafford loans next month, but rates could […]

May 21, 2013

Justinian Order honors Geraci

The Justinian Order of St. John Fisher College will host its 12th annual civic luncheon for members of the judiciary, the bar, government, law enforcement and the business sector at noon Thursday at the Rochester Plaza Hotel. Speaking will be Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, […]

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