This Week
  • Rochester's business leaders have highest overall, future confidence.

  • Matthew Flanigan aims to build Flower City Habitat for Humanity.

  • When will downtown retail development gain momentum like the office and housing sectors?

  • Tender Loving Family Care follows a different model than most of its home care agency peers.

  • Taren Greenidge says helping Littler Mendelson clients do the right thing is rewarding.

  • See the 20th anniversary edition of the Forty under 40 supplement.

Education News

  • Grant Makers
  • RIT gets grant to establish cybersecurity scholarship program
    The National Science Foundation has awarded Rochester Institute of Technology a five-year, nearly $4 million grant that will make the university part of the foundation’s federal scholarship program.
  • Founding dean of Wegmans School of Pharmacy dies
    The founding dean of the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Scott Swigart died Tuesday at 58 after battling pancreatic cancer.
  • Foundation donates $1 million for new UR building
    The William and Mildred Levine Foundation is donating $1 million to support construction of a new University of Rochester Medical Center building slated to house a pediatric autism clinic, URMC officials said Monday.
  • RIT's Nasr named to U.N. panel
    The head of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability has been named to a United Nations panel dedicated to promoting sustainability and protecting the world’s natural resources.
  • Colleges and Universities
    Ranked by full-time enrollment.
  • URMC hires successor to CFO Goonan
    The University of Rochester Medical Center has named a longtime Boston Children’s Hospital financial official to replace URMC chief financial officer Michael Goonan, who is retiring Dec. 31.
  • RIT adopts new strategic blueprint
    Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday adopted a new strategic plan, one officials say aims to place the institution among the world's most innovative, agile and visionary universities.
  • URMC spinoff targets creation of 132 jobs
    A University of Rochester Medical Center spinoff is one of 17 businesses across the state participating in the new initiative creating tax-free areas around colleges and universities
  • SUNY to install platform systemwide
    The State University of New York has selected Perinton-based’s InnovationQ platform to be installed across the 64-campus system.
  • Berk to step down as URMC CEO to head new research institute
    University of Rochester Medical Center CEO Bradford Berk M.D. plans to step down at the end of the year to establish and head a new UR research organization, the Rochester Neurorestorative Institute, officials said Wednesday. Mark Taubman M.D., dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, will take over as medical center CEO.
  • Highest-Paid Public School Officals, Part 1
    Ranked by current salary.
  • Highest-Paid Public School Officals, Part 2
    Ranked by current salary
  • RIT-backed charter school set to open
    A new school developed in a partnership of Uncommon Schools and Rochester Institute of Technology is slated to open its doors on Monday.
  • Fine Trust makes $2 million gift to UR
    A $2 million gift from the Robert H. Fine Trust will establish the third University of Rochester endowed chair in the Fine family’s name, UR Medical Center officials said Monday.
  • UR receives $3.7 million for cancer research
    The University of Rochester has received $3.7 million in federal funding to conduct clinical trials aimed at improving cancer control and protection.
  • Most readers oppose N.Y. tenure system
    More than 85 percent of RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll respondents oppose New York’s tenure and seniority protections for teachers.
  • School Taxes
    Ranked by 2013 -14 true tax rate                                                                                      Information was obtained from representatives of school districts in Monroe and Ontario counties and other resources, including the new York State Department of Education, Monroe School Boards Association and Four County School Boards Association. 
  • Penfield school stands out in fourth-grade tests
    Among 104 public elementary schools in Monroe and Ontario counties, Cobbles Elementary in Penfield earned first place in two of the three exams taken by fourth-graders statewide.
  • School-tax burden heaviest in East Irondequoit
    In Monroe and Ontario counties, the school-tax burden varies widely, according to an analysis of data from the state Department of Education that will appear in the 2014 Rochester Business Journal Schools Report Card to be published tomorrow.
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