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A Message from Our Directors
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Finding Flexibility, Teamwork, and Practice with GEAR
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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach
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Learning to Embrace Who You Are
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Meet Linnie: A Multidisciplinary 5th Year
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Humanities for Life
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Not Just a Side Gig: How I Found My Place in Theater at Rochester
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Research in the Humanities: Uncovering a World of Possibilities
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How the Dual Degree at Eastman Program Provides Stability and Variety
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From Senior to Alumna

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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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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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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Humanities for Life

By: Bryce Davis, Humanities for Life Intern Hey, everyone! My name is Bryce Davis, and I’m a rising senior at the U of R originally from Wellsville, NY (about an hour and a half south of Rochester). At the University I’m double majoring in economics and music with a pop and jazz studies concentration. I’m[…]

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Not Just a Side Gig: How I Found My Place in Theater at Rochester

by Olivia Banc, theater & film major, psychology minor, computer science cluster  When I was starting out in my college search, I had big plans to double major in English and theater. I originally chose English so that I could study something “practical” on my road to law school, and theater so that I could have[…]

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Research in the Humanities: Uncovering a World of Possibilities

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 When you think of research, what do you picture? People in white lab coats? Chemical reactions and poster presentations? While that’s part of the research students can do at Rochester, there’s another world of research opportunities available for students interested in the social sciences and the humanities. I sat[…]

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How the Dual Degree at Eastman Program Provides Stability and Variety

by Anna Lenhert, Class of 2017 The Dual Degree at Eastman (DDE) program allowed me to follow my curiosity, and by doing so enriched my education and broadened my career opportunities.  A lot of career advice will say that you should follow your passion. But if you don’t know what you’re passionate about yet, where[…]

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From Senior to Alumna

by Rochelle Sun, Class of 2019 I still remember the blend of anxiety and excitement that I felt four years ago, sitting in the middle of the Eastman Quadrangle as convocation began, surrounded by a sea of unfamiliar faces that I would eventually come to know as my peers. That day, if you would have[…]

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