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Who wants to go to business school in the sticks?

Who wants to go to business school in the sticks?

July 30, 2014

Business schools that aren’t highly ranked and are in smaller cities feel a squeeze because fewer American students are taking the Graduate Management Admission Test, and they have a wider range of B-school choices, says Andrew Ainslie, dean of University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business.

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Changing of the gallery guard

Changing of the gallery guard

July 30, 2014

In mid-July, Jonathan Binstock was named the next director of the University of Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery, following Grant Holcomb’s 29-year tenure. Over the years, Holcomb accomplished much for the art museum, seeing it through expanded facilities and collections while arts funding took serious hits.

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People who feel they have a purpose in life live longer

People who feel they have a purpose in life live longer

July 28, 2014

Hill and his colleague Nicholas Turiano of the University of Rochester Medical Center looked to see how more than 6,000 people answered questions like “Some people wander aimlessly through life, but I am not one of them,” and other questions that gauged positive and negative emotions.

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Special meeting to be held on Wednesday to review education plan for East High School

Special meeting to be held on Wednesday to review education plan for East High School

July 28, 2014

A special board meeting will be held on Wednesday to review the education plan for this upcoming school year for East High School.

The meeting is being held to enable board members to review and discuss the plan for East High School prior to its submission to the New York State Education Department. The state is requiring the district to submit the plan by Thursday July 31.

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RBJ 75: A shared vision for the region’s No. 1 employer

RBJ 75: A shared vision for the region’s No. 1 employer

July 25, 2014

Much has changed at the University of Rochester in the nine years since it became the regions largest employer. In 2005, UR employed approximately 16,000 people. It now has more than 25,000 staffers. With 399 people added over the past year, the university is not only the Rochester regions largest employer but also one of its fastest-growing.

In a recent interview with RBJ reporters Will Astor and Nate Dougherty, Seligman and Berk spoke about URs role as the areas top employer, its linked destiny with the region and how they see that destiny playing out.

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There’s no question who’s No. 1: UR

There’s no question who’s No. 1: UR

July 24, 2014

With 25,773 people on its payroll in the six-county area, the University of Rochester is the region’s largest non-profit employerand the No. 1 private-sector employer by a wide margin. UR also added more employees over the last year than any other company on the 2014 RBJ 75.

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Scientists discover why the Appalachian mountain chain bends

Scientists discover why the Appalachian mountain chain bends

July 23, 2014

Scientists had known that volcanic rock ran under the chain, but “what we didn’t understand was the size of the structure or its implications for mountain-building processes,” a University of Rochester researcher explains.

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And now for something completely different

And now for something completely different

July 22, 2014

While other vocal competitions just ask singers to sing, the Lenya Competition asks its contestants to create their own one-person musical narrative out of found materials and make us believe that it is all true.

On Saturday, April 12, from eleven o’clock in the morning until well after ten at night, the finals of the Lenya Competition, 2014 edition, ground through fourteen capaciously gifted young performers in the wood-paneled precincts of the Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall up in Rochester, New York.

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When virtual job interviews go horribly wrong

When virtual job interviews go horribly wrong

July 21, 2014

Enough companies now interview for jobs and internships over Skype (MSFT) that career offices have started to train business students in the art of conversing on video chat.

Karen Dowd, assistant dean of career management and corporate engagement at University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business, says one student during a virtual interview last year wore all the right things—but only above the belt.

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U of R scientists awarded $9 million to study immune system in action

U of R scientists awarded $9 million to study immune system in action

July 19, 2014

A nine million dollar grant could help University of Rochester researchers find better ways to treat cancer and HIV.
The money from the National Institutes of Health will focus on immune system research. During the five year study, a team will examine images of immune system cells and see how they respond to inflammation and infection in mice.

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