Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Artistic Hubs on Campus
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The Humanities at Rochester
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Three Things I Learned This Summer
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Team Meliora: Turning Trash Into Homes
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Five Tips for College Classes
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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me
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Why Everyone Should Study Abroad
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The Exciting Transition of Senior Year: What I’m Looking Forward To
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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”
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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)

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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Three Things I Learned This Summer

Hi everyone! Since summer is almost over (and fall semester is here), I believe some reflections on how I spent the past four months are in order. Unlike most of my friends, I decided to stay on campus the whole time (and be a “real adult”). I gained some amazing experiences here while working, doing research,[…]

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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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Five Tips for College Classes

After getting accepted to the University of Rochester and filling out all the necessary paperwork, the next thing on my to-do list was registering for classes. I later realized that I would pick my classes after meeting with my pre-major advisor during Orientation, and that course registration would happen a few days before classes started.[…]

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35 Things Study Abroad Gave Me

1. An inspiration for fashion. 2. Amazing friends! 3. The chance to start new habits. 4. A preference to use active transportation. 5. A passion for caring for the environment. 6. An interest in studying cigarette smoking habits. 7. A deeper understanding of noncommunicable diseases. 8. Aspirations to travel even more. 9. Fascination with the British royal[…]

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Why Everyone Should Study Abroad

My study abroad experience in Japan has come to an end, and when I look back on the last three months, words cannot describe what an amazing experience it was. During my time in Japan, I have met so many wonderful people, learned a new language, and traveled on my own. These are some of the experiences[…]

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The Exciting Transition of Senior Year: What I’m Looking Forward To

It may just be a side effect of the severe jet lag I’ve been feeling since leaving Canberra, Australia, to travel all the way back to my hometown in Ohio, but I can’t seem to stop thinking about transitions. For example, the transition from Canberra local time to Ohio local time, which is a 14-hour difference,[…]

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My Study Abroad Experience, as Told by Drake’s “More Life”

Drake’s latest album, “More Life,” came out during the final weeks of my study abroad experience. As I listened to the songs while walking to and from class, I realized that Drake must have created this album with me in mind, in celebration of a semester well spent. Drake’s album is full of dancehall and afrobeat[…]

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Summer Plans (The How-to-Be-Productive Version)

The summer is fast approaching, and you know what that means? It’s time to make plans to spend these 105 days productively! Whether you’re staying on campus, going back home, or traveling to a whole new destination, here are some things you can do to make this summer count!    1. Get a job or an[…]

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