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  • STEM Initiative Grows to Promote Science Education
    STEM Science Ed

    A new student organization is hoping to sow the seeds of science throughout the Rochester community.  Dubbed the STEM Initiative, the group focuses on motivating and inspiring young students to pursue education in the “STEM” fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

     

Jeni Stolow; An Unconventional Life
Stolow Jeni

Do you know anyone who places frozen spoons every morning on her eyes just to wake herself up? Well if you know Jeni Stolow ’14, then you do!

 

Life in the Wild
Life in the Wild

What are you doing at 4:30 a.m. on a school day? For most undergrads, an average morning involves sleeping, or perhaps some last minute work on a paper or project. For Tyler Breen ‘16, it is the start of his workday during waterfowl season…

The Sky’s the Limit with OdysseyLife
Odyssey LIfe

Did you have trouble adjusting to life on campus as a freshman? Well now there’s an app for that! University of Rochester undergraduates Keyu (Sky) Song ‘15 and Xiayan (Eric) Huan ’15 are the founders of OdysseyLife Inc…

 

What the Fudge?
What Fudge

Meet Kiara Medina ‘15 and Jessica Brogdon ‘16, the current University of Rochester Candy Engineers. The Candy Engineer position is passed down from year to year, with only two being active at a time. Medina, a junior business major…

 

 

The Circuit Board Jewelry of Amanda Preske
Circuitboard Jewelry

When walking by the Common Market, you may have noticed one of the University’s quirky little treasures: jewelry hand-made from old circuit boards. Many have speculated on who creates these works of art. Could it be a computer science student, or perhaps a studio art major?

 

“The Rocky’s” Celebrate Campus Leadership
Rockys Student Awards

Each spring, the Office of the Dean of Students and the Rochester Center for Community Leadership recognize undergraduate students and organizations that have made significant contributions to campus life…

 

 

Forbes Names Rochester a Top 50 Return on Investment College
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Forbes recently named the University of Rochester a Top 50 Return on Investment College for their 2014 listing.

Organic Ideas Grow on Campus
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In Leila Nadir’s class, Food, Media and Literature, the concept of sustainability is definitely taking root. Her lesson plans include explorations of the way our food reaches us, and how that system can be improved.

 

Hack to the Future: 24-hour Hackathon
Hackathon

Computer programming is often a solitary endeavor. But humans are inherently social creatures.

So how do you engage a group of programmers in a way that’s fun and productive?

Answer: a hackathon.

 

Conference A Huge ‘Grand Jeté’
Dance Conference

From March 12 to 16, students from the University of Rochester Program of Dance and Movement really got things moving. Along with program director Missy Pfohl-Smith and four faculty members, 14 UR undergrads participated in the Northeast regional conference of the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA).