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  • Cornell University names Garrett as first woman president

    by Eric Reinhardt


    ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell University board of trustees on Tuesday “unanimously” elected Elizabeth (Beth) Garrett as the school’s next president.

    Garrett, who will assume the presidency July 1, 2015, will be the first woman to lead the university, Cornell said in a news release posted on its website.

     

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  • USDOL awards OCC $2.5M for food-process job training

    by Eric Reinhardt


    ONONDAGA, N.Y. — The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has awarded Onondaga Community College (OCC) a $2.5 million grant for job training in the agribusiness food-processing industry.

    The funding comes from the USDOL’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program, OCC said in a news release.

    The school plans to focus on the workforce-development needs of local employers and workers in the agribusiness and food-industry sectors. 

     

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  • New York egg production rises 9 percent in August

    by Journal Staff


    New York farms produced 119 million eggs in August, up 9 percent from the year-ago period, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) New York field office. 

     

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  • SU’s Newhouse School dedicates Studio and Innovation Center

    by Eric Reinhardt


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University (SU) on Monday dedicated its Studio and Innovation Center.

    The new facility, which is part of an $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2, features the Dick Clark Studios and the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation.

    The event also launched the beginning of celebrations acknowledging the Newhouse School’s 50th anniversary.

    Oprah Winfrey, who hosted her own talk show from 1986 to 2011 and now operates her own television network, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), accepted an invitation to help the school dedicate its new facility.

     

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  • State awards several CNY solar projects NY-Sun funding

    by Eric Reinhardt


    Nearly 50 solar-electric projects at businesses and schools between Central New York, the Mohawk Valley, the Southern Tier, and the North Country will benefit from NY-Sun awards.

    The regional award recipients are among 142 projects to which the state awarded a total of $94 million. 


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  • New York dairy farmers receive higher prices for milk

    by Journal Staff


    Dairy farmers in the Empire State received an average of $25.30 per hundredweight of milk they sold during August, up 40 cents from July and up $4.70, or 23 percent, from August 2013, according to the USDA’s New York field office.  

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  • Cuomo announces land purchase for future Binghamton University School of Pharmacy

    by Eric Reinhardt

     

    JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. — Binghamton University has purchased land in Johnson City that will serve as the home for its future School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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  • Mark Tierno, Cazenovia College president, to retire in 2016

    by Eric Reinhardt

     

    CAZENOVIA, N.Y. — Cazenovia College President Mark Tierno has announced plans to retire from his position on June 30, 2016.

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  • New York’s jobless claims rise 4 percent in latest week

    by Adam Rombel

     

    The number of people filing initial applications for unemployment benefits in New York state increased more than 4 percent to 18,969 in the week ending Sept. 13, from 18,159 the week before.

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  • Destiny USA to hold job fair Oct. 2

    by Eric Reinhardt

     

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Destiny USA will hold its seventh job fair next Thursday, Oct. 2.

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