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Artistic Hubs on Campus
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The Humanities at Rochester
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Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes
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How to Succeed in Your Admissions Essay
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My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art
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The Midnight Ramblers Go On Tour
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The inspireDANCE Festival: Blending Campus and Community
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Four Stories of Building Cars from Scratch
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Without Rochester Cheerleading, It’s Just a Game
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Pre-College Programs Testimonials

Artistic Hubs on Campus

Whether it’s tunnel murals or student work on display, you can find visual art wherever you look at Rochester. But there are four points of interest which are truly artistic epicenters on campus. 1. Sage Art Center     The first is Sage Art Center, the glass-walled workshop between the wide green groundhog hill and[…]

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The Humanities at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Let’s talk about the humanities. And let’s start with the question most of us probably take for granted: What are “the humanities?” Hi! My name is Sara, and I’m the Humanities Fellow here at the University of Rochester. Throughout this academic year, I’ll be blogging and posting on social[…]

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Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes

A group of four recent Rochester graduates are truly making the world ever better. Imagine you were forced to move away from your home and lose everything. Imagine you now have to live in poorly insulated tents, work underpaid jobs, and rely on international help to make ends meet. This is the situation in Syria, and[…]

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How to Succeed in Your Admissions Essay

by Kayon Ellis, admissions counselor Hi, everyone! As you can imagine, my colleagues and I read a lot of admissions essays every year. We enjoy getting to know our applicants this way and reading your stories. We also know this can be one of the most stressful parts of the application process. So I’ve come[…]

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My Music and Art Project at the National Gallery of Art

by Valev Laube, Class of 2018 I am an Estonian-born graphic designer, digital artist, and musician. I’m an alumnus of the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy, and a current student of the University of Rochester. My works have been exhibited in the United States and Canada. My most recent projects include a music video for the Estonian-Finnish indie-pop[…]

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The Midnight Ramblers Go On Tour

by Joshua McGough Hello all! My name is Josh and I’m a Rochester native. My majors are in biochemistry and chemistry and my minors are in music and social psychology. I’m a community assistant for the National Residence Hall Honorary Meliora Chapter and the general manager for the Midnight Ramblers all-male a cappella group on[…]

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The inspireDANCE Festival: Blending Campus and Community

My name is Sarah Bjornland and I am a senior graduating in May with a BS in optics and a minor in dance. I am involved in a variety of different activities on campus: I’m the president of UR SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group), the co-president of Radiance Dance Theatre, a peer advisor, and the production[…]

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Four Stories of Building Cars from Scratch

What is Baja SAE? Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote,[…]

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Without Rochester Cheerleading, It’s Just a Game

by Yukako Ito, Class of 2017             (From left to right: MICDS HS Varsity Cheerleading, Meliora Weekend 2013, Meliora Weekend 2016) A month before my high school graduation in May 2013, I made my decision to join the University of Rochester Cheerleading team. Cheerleading, a passion I found my freshman[…]

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Pre-College Programs Testimonials

Name: Dylan Dailor     Hometown: Rochester, NY Program/Classes: Rochester Scholars Session A (War Room: Strategies of an American Battle Plan and Creative Music Making for Everyone) This is your third time participating in the Pre-College Program here at University of Rochester. What were some classes that you took each year and your experiences? In[…]

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