Archive - 2019

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Westside Farmers Market
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A Message from Our Directors
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Finding Flexibility, Teamwork, and Practice with GEAR
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Service at the University of Rochester
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Summary of My Summer
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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach
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Out and About in Rochester
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Learning to Embrace Who You Are
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Meet Linnie: A Multidisciplinary 5th Year
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Getting Involved in Research

Westside Farmers Market

Just across the bridge from campus and a few minutes down Genesee Street lies the Westside Farmers Market. The market runs on Tuesdays from 4 to 8 pm from mid-June to early October. It offers fresh local produce, prepared food, live music, bike repairs, and more. Luckily for UR students, it is easily within walking[…]

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A Message from Our Directors

Greetings from the University of Rochester, In late August, we welcomed roughly 1,370 first year students and over 100 transfer students, who joined our campus community from 54 countries and 43 states (including DC and Puerto Rico). Nearly 1 in 5 self identified as a first-generation college student, and they were interested in nearly 70 different[…]

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Finding Flexibility, Teamwork, and Practice with GEAR

by Rachael He, Class of 2022 Hi, my name is Rachael, and I’m a computer science major, and I am a part of the Graduate Engineering at Rochester (GEAR) program because I am interested in research and access to more resources that will help me in the future. I chose the University of Rochester because the community[…]

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Service at the University of Rochester

Civic engagement is a huge part of the campus culture and identity at the University of Rochester. A common misconception about Rochester students is that we stay isolated and focused on our studies or research efforts, but undergraduates alone spend over 50,000 hours every year participating, directing, and organizing civic engagement in the Rochester area.[…]

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Summary of My Summer

As we look toward fall, I reflect on my summer! As the Phineas and Ferb intro song goes, “There’s 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it / So the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it…” While I didn’t build a robot or[…]

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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach

By Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 “The case for the humanities is not hard to make, though it can be difficult–to such an extent have we been marginalized, so long have we acceded to that marginalization–not to sound either defensive or naive. The humanities, done right, are the crucible in which our evolving notions of[…]

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Out and About in Rochester

While there are plenty of things to keep you busy, there are also many things to do in the city. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Rochester! Go to the Strong Museum of Play The Strong Museum of Play is an interactive museum that highlights all things play and brings out[…]

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Learning to Embrace Who You Are

by Sarah Weise, Class of 2020 Despite the voice in my head saying that I shouldn’t memorialize my teenage reputation on the Internet for all eternity, I’m going to do it anyway. You see, I was a nerd in high school. I wasn’t a special variety of nerd, either. I was your typical, marching-band-member-who- sits-in-the-front-row nerd.[…]

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Meet Linnie: A Multidisciplinary 5th Year

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Meet Linnie Schell. When I sat down with Linnie (full name Saralinda) in May, she was just finishing up her senior thesis: an investigation of reactionary internet shutdowns in countries with political unrest. This thesis combined two of her loves: political science and computer science, but there’s so much[…]

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Getting Involved in Research

As most of you may know, the University of Rochester is classified as an R1 Doctoral University⁠—otherwise known as a tier 1 research university—by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. R1 universities “provide a lot of resources for research and have a lot of people conducting research at their respective institution.” Hence, a[…]

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