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8:34am

Mon April 28, 2014
Jobs

Overwhelming demand to attend job fair for Nano Utica

Construction of the Nano Utica complex on the campus of SUNY-IT in Utica in October. (file photo)
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Registration for a job fair to work at the new nano technology facility in Utica had to be cut off several days early because there was too much demand for the 300 open positions.

The job fair for the QUAD-C computer chip center on the Campus of the SUNY Institute of Technology is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. But after 1,500 people had registered by Thursday, organizers cut it off.

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9:11am

Thu March 20, 2014
Higher Ed

SUNY-IT in Utica and Albany's nanoscale campus set to merge

Construction of the Nano Utica complex on the campus of SUNY-IT in Utica in October.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

New York's public university system is merging two of its campuses. SUNY's polytechnic college will merge will its nano-technology school in 2015.

The merger comes after the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering broke off of the University at Albany last year. CNSE has been the darling of SUNY system since its creation in 2004. Though small, it’s attracted millions in private investment.

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9:52am

Mon February 24, 2014
Homeland Security

Could N.Y.'s new homeland security college land in Syracuse?

State Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse).
Credit Durrie Bouscaren / WRVO

New York state plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness, which backers say is a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.

And there are efforts to headquarter that new college in Syracuse.

State Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse, says the idea to create a homeland security and emergency preparedness college came from him and the state Senate, which he pitched to the governor.

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10:30am

Mon December 23, 2013
Upstate Hospital Investigation

'Totalitarian' culture and pay questions at Upstate hospital

Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 10:20 am

SUNY's Upstate Medical University and University Hospital are Syracuse's largest employer. Two top administrators have stepped down in recent weeks over compensation questions.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

In early November, Dr. David Smith resigned as president of the State University’s Upstate Medical University and University Hospital. Days before, the Times Union in Albany had reported Smith was close to leaving Syracuse’s biggest hospital to become president of Penn State University.

Instead, he’s found himself the subject of several investigations.

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7:06am

Wed October 23, 2013
Startups

State kicks off STARTUP-NY tax-free program

Leslie Whatley discusses the Startup-NY program at an event in New York City. She's the executive vice president.
Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

New York’s plan to attract new business and jobs to the state by offering them tax-free space at public colleges is underway. Officials Tuesday outlined for the first time specifics about how the program will work.

They tried to lay out the plan as simply as possible:

"There’s no fine print. There’s no trips and traps, caveats; there’s no taxes," said Executive Vice President of Startup-NY Leslie Whatley in a conference call with reporters.

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