Cornell University names Elizabeth Garrett as its next president
Cornell University has tapped the former provost at the University of Southern California to serve as its next president. The university’s board of trustees approved the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at USC. Garrett is to assume the presidency July 1, 2015.
URMC center gets $4.5 million in CDC funding
The University of Rochester Medical Center’s National Center for Deaf Health Research has won $4.5 million in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding, URMC officials said Tuesday.
FCC repeals its sports blackout rules
The Federal Communications Commission repealed its sports blackout rules Tuesday, but said the National Football League can choose to continue its blackout policy.
Index shows mixed results for small-business job growth
The Paychex | IHS Small Business Jobs Index found the pace of small-business growth nationwide slowed slightly over the last 12 months.
Tompkins Insurance to buy piece of Ithaca firm
Batavia-based Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc. will purchase the employee benefits business of Aigen Financial Group LLC in Ithaca on Wednesday, officials announced Tuesday.
Local exec named chairman of national association
Kirk Jensen, managing director and senior executive at First Niagara Risk Management Inc. in Brighton, has been elected board president and chairman of the American Bankers Insurance Association, representatives announced Tuesday.
Students get hands-on experience at upcoming event
More than 700 high school students from districts in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties are to participate in the ninth annual career day scheduled for Thursday at Rodman Lott and Sons Farm in Seneca Falls, Seneca County.
RDDC annual luncheon to focus on innovation
Innovation is the focus of the Rochester Downtown Development Corp.’s annual State of the Rochester Economy luncheon slated for Nov. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Rochester.