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Linguistics: The Study of Language
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Russian Studies
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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: East Asian Languages
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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Central European Languages
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages
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An Unconventional Experience with “Research”: My Foray into Anti-Discrimination Law
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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability
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Summer Jobs, Internships, and Research in the Humanities

Linguistics: The Study of Language

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow In high school, I once heard linguistics referred to as “the most human of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities,” and I said “I want to do that.” I immediately started looking for colleges with strong linguistics programs. Long story short, I found Rochester![…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Russian Studies

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Recently I’ve shared spotlights on Romance languages, Central European languages, and East Asian languages, and this week I’m exploring Russian studies! Here at Rochester, we have majors, minors, and clusters in both Russian and Russian studies. Russian spans both language and culture and counts as the humanities requirement. Russian studies[…]

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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent

by Dewey Bazirake, Class of 2020 As a college student with all the assignments, course load, and social life demands, how can you grow your entrepreneurial spirit and pursue the project of your dreams? Talent Nyumbani is a social non-profit organization that I founded in Kampala, Uganda, before arriving at the University of Rochester in 2016.[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: East Asian Languages

As I mentioned before in my posts on Romance languages and Central European languages, this month I’m writing about Rochester’s language and cultural offerings. Today it’s all about East Asian languages and cultures, especially Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, all of which are programs found within our Department of Modern Languages and Cultures (MLC) and play a big[…]

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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch

The University of Rochester Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team is a student-run, non-profit organization that designs, fabricates, tests, and competes with a single-seater off-road vehicle. From mechanical and biomedical engineering to optics and business majors, the team’s numbers include anyone who is interested in learning design and does not mind getting a tad dirty! Whether you[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Central European Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As I mentioned recently in my spotlight on Romance languages, this month I am writing to you about the study and experience of language and culture here at Rochester. Today I’m moving a little east-ward, talking about items relating to the two languages German and Polish.  (Russian[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow This month, I will write to you about the numerous language and cultural offerings here at Rochester! Each week will focus on a particular language family or group. For example, this week I’m going to tell you all about ways to study and appreciate the languages and[…]

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An Unconventional Experience with “Research”: My Foray into Anti-Discrimination Law

Hi there! My name is Julie Woodward, and I am originally from Westford, Massachusetts. I’m double majoring in linguistics and political science, with a minor in German. Outside of the classroom, I am the business manager of U of R Taekwondo, an associate justice on the All-Campus Judicial Council, and a peer tutor for the[…]

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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

Hello. My name is Phelan Conheady. I am a native of Rochester. I am a first year and currently a triple major in French, international relations and American Sign Language (ASL). I am involved in student government as a first-year senator and as part of the campus services committee. I am also an active member[…]

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Summer Jobs, Internships, and Research in the Humanities

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow How can you make the most out of your summer? Will you stay in Rochester or return home? Options range from research positions, internships, volunteering at a nonprofit, starting your own company, getting a temporary job, and beyond! Searching Many application deadlines crop up around March, so[…]

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