Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Highlights from Junior Year: Spring
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Summer Highlights: Part One
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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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My Humanities Journey
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What is Imposter Syndrome?
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IB vs. UR
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5 Reasons to Go to a Research University

Highlights from Junior Year: Spring

Hello hello, thank you for proceeding to part two of my junior year highlights blog (here’s part one, just in case you want to revisit my fall semester)! So in a nutshell, junior spring was a time to be alive (I’ll explain why soon). Honestly, I think I went a little overboard with all my[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part One

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your summer, wherever you are. Whether you’re staying on campus or traveling to a new city, doing research or working at a company, or maybe just chilling at home, the summer is always a good time! In today’s blog, I’ll be sharing what I’ve been up to since I[…]

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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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My Humanities Journey

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Hi everyone! My name is Emily Tworek, and I’m a rising senior at the University of Rochester studying English, theatre, and business, with a minor in Spanish and certificate in literary translation studies. Whew, that was a mouthful. I’m originally from Edinboro, Pennsylvania, which is just south of Erie.[…]

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What is Imposter Syndrome?

I first heard of the phrase “Imposter Syndrome” in the fall of my junior year. I was sitting in the office of Brynn Wilkins, my undergraduate computer science coordinator, feeling extremely stupid and incompetent. I fell into the trap that many other college students have also fallen into, convinced that I was not intelligent and[…]

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IB vs. UR

In light of IB testing season, I thought I’d write an article for you fellow IB students out there to talk about how the International Baccalaureate program is similar to the University of Rochester. I remember my time as an IB student and being nervous about how college would compare. Rest assured, being in IB,[…]

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5 Reasons to Go to a Research University

The University of Rochester is one of the top research university in the United States, but what does it mean to be a research university? How is it different than any other university or college? A research university is a university where the primary responsibility of professors and faculty is to not only teach undergraduate[…]

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