Vice President Biden, Governor Cuomo announce that Rochester will be headquarters for nation’s newest manufacturing innovation hub

he University of Rochester is a key partner in a consortium that has won a national competition to advance U.S. photonics manufacturing capability. The new American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) will be headquartered in Rochester, New York, and will bring the nation’s leading talent from companies, universities, and federal research institutions together under one entity to develop the next generation of integrated photonics and deliver global manufacturing leadership.

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Winners of inaugural Tibetan Innovation Challenge announced

Five students from Texas Tech University were awarded first place and $5,000 at the inaugural Tibetan Innovation Challenge during an award ceremony with the Dalai Lama at the Tibet House US in New York City on Saturday morning. The Challenge is a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan competition, organized by the University of Rochester and created to improve the lives of 125,000 Tibetan refugees through self-sustaining and replicable business ideas.

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Announcing the Inaugural Tibetan Innovation Challenge

The Tibetan Innovation Challenge is a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan competition created to improve the lives of 125,000 Tibetan refugees. The goal of the Challenge, which is organized by the University of Rochester, is to develop self-sustaining and replicable business ideas to alleviate the economic difficulties Tibetan refugees are facing.

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Pediatric Asthma Team Earns Statewide Recognition for Quality Innovation

The Inpatient Multidisciplinary Pediatric Asthma Care Team (IMPACT) at Golisano Children’s Hospital has earned statewide recognition for implementing a quality improvement program that cut its young patients’ average hospital length of stay by nearly 35 percent. IMPACT received the Pinnacle Award for Quality and Patient Safety on June 25 from the Health Care Association of New York State.

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Eastman School of Music Appoints James C. Doser as Director of its Institute for Music Leadership

James C. Doser, an award-winning educator and administrator, musician, and businessman, has been named Director of the Eastman School of Music’s Institute for Music Leadership. He will be responsible for overseeing all Institute activities and programs, including the Catherine Filene Shouse Arts Leadership Program, the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research, the Center for Music Innovation and Engagement, and the Orchestra Musician Forum.

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