Author - Alap Patel

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Working in a Virus Lab
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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign
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The Ins and Outs of Being a Campus Tour Guide
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Senior Year Goals!
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The Importance of Mentorship
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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity
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Meet Lauren Bradley, Advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors!
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Congrats to the New Order of Omega Initiates!
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Field Work in Ladakh, India
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How To NOT Be a Lazy Senior!

Working in a Virus Lab

In January 2013, I started volunteering in the Ward Lab over at the Medical Center to do undergraduate research. The Ward Lab’s primary focus is viruses, so I actually got the opportunity to work with mouse pox, a member of the poxvirus family. So yes, I was and still am working with a very dangerous[…]

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The Class of 2015 Gift Campaign

This year I’ve had the distinct privilege of co-directing the Class of 2015 Gift Campaign. The Gift Campaign is students’ opportunity to give back to those areas of campus and student life that were most meaningful to them. Oftentimes, the Gift Campaign is perceived as the school trying to get students’ money, but it’s actually[…]

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The Ins and Outs of Being a Campus Tour Guide

People always ask me if it’s hard to walk backwards. My answer: Yes! But I love it and I love giving campus tours. I’m a campus tour guide, and we call ourselves the Meridians. It is an immense honor, especially after I found out that there are over 100 students applying every cycle, and only[…]

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Senior Year Goals!

I can’t believe I only have a few months of college left! I know it’s cliche, but here are some of my goals for my last few months as an undergrad at the Rochester! Goals: 1. Enjoy my time with friends. This sounds like it should be obvious, but second semester of senior year ends up[…]

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The Importance of Mentorship

I’ve been a huge proponent of mentorship for as long as I can remember. It is important to give and receive mentorship because it is what allows us to learn from others and continue to give back to those around us. I’d have to say that the first time I really learned the value of[…]

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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity

The fraternity I am a part of, Delta Upsilon, hosts an annual campus dance competition called Dance 4 Charity (D4C). This past December was the fourth annual show, hosted inside Douglas Dining Hall. Yup, even our dining halls, just one part of our beautiful campus, can be transformed into a stage and show space. So[…]

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Meet Lauren Bradley, Advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors!

Today, I want to highlight one of my favorite advisors, Lauren Bradley, advisor to the Student Alumni Ambassadors, otherwise known as the SAAs. Lauren works for the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations and she plays a key role in helping student organizations at the University connect with their own alumni. This helps students meet[…]

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Congrats to the New Order of Omega Initiates!

As president of Order of Omega, the campus Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Honors Society, I had the distinct privilege of facilitating and organizing this year’s application process, one of the most competitive of any on our college campus. Order of Omega is an Honors Society that recognizes student leaders within the Fraternity and Sorority Affairs[…]

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Field Work in Ladakh, India

This past summer, I traveled to Ladakh, India, to conduct undergraduate research on tobacco control initiatives taking place there. It was a great opportunity to take what I'd learned in the classroom and apply it to an actual community. We are also hoping to present our findings this February at a conference in Pittsburgh, an especially[…]

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How To NOT Be a Lazy Senior!

Many of you are seniors in high school, and now I’m a senior in college! I cannot help but think about being lazy. It’s so hard to be motivated because all I want to do is hang out with my friends all the time. But I think the single most effective way to stay productive[…]

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