Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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The Bioethics Bootcamp Series
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The Human Side of Medicine: Policy, Philosophy, and More!
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A Review of CAS 145: Navigating the Academy
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Study Abroad in the Humanities!
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The Final Stretch, AKA Finals!
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Philosophy: The Study of Ideas, the Ideas of Study, and Everything Else
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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester
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Anthropology: The Study of Humans
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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!
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Linguistics: The Study of Language

The Bioethics Bootcamp Series

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Bioethics is a fascinating subfield of philosophy that you can study here at Rochester. It’s all about the ethics of medicine and biological research. This past semester, the Humanities Center, the Career and Internship Center, the philosophy department, and the public health program worked together to put[…]

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The Human Side of Medicine: Policy, Philosophy, and More!

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow With our distinguished University of Rochester Medical Center right next door, it is easy to get excited about the cutting-edge research in medicine, genetics, biomedical engineering, and more being developed here at Rochester. But no less important is the social side of medicine: public health and its[…]

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A Review of CAS 145: Navigating the Academy

CAS 145: Navigating the Academy is a class hosted by the David T. Kearns Center at the University of Rochester. The objective of the course is to “provide an opportunity for first-generation college students to build skills, academic, leadership, social, within this community of scholars.” This spring, I decided to take this seminar as part of[…]

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Study Abroad in the Humanities!

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow One of the most amazing experiences you can have as a humanities major is studying abroad (and that’s saying a lot considering the many amazing experiences you will encounter being a humanities major at Rochester!). The flexible Rochester curriculum and wealth of Rochester-sponsored programs makes it easy—not[…]

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The Final Stretch, AKA Finals!

It’s that dreadful time of year: finals season. During my first year of college, finals went exactly how you would have expected: endless all-nighters, running solely on coffee, ramen, and snacks, and living in my pajamas. However, the next two semesters, I was determined to figure out a strategy to never face such misery again. Here[…]

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Philosophy: The Study of Ideas, the Ideas of Study, and Everything Else

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Is college about studying or about discovering the meaning of life? Why not both? Here at Rochester, you can actually study life’s meaning! I’m of course talking about PHL 227: The Meaning of Life! While you’re at it, why not take PHL 127: Know Thyself: Wisdom/ Cognitive Science? After[…]

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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester

Graduation is around the corner for me (still can’t believe it), and out of nostalgia, anxiety for the future, and lots of love for Rochester, I thought I would look back on three things I’m glad I did during my undergrad years at Rochester. 1. Study abroad. During the spring semester of my junior year,[…]

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Anthropology: The Study of Humans

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Commonly described as “making the strange familiar and the familiar strange,” anthropology is the study of human culture from the past, present, and future and everything that culture intersects with. Anthropology is an enormous and incredibly important field of study. After all, in a lot of ways, it’s the[…]

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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!

For my spring break this year, I decided to visit Rome, Italy. This was possible by taking a two-credit class studying Latin epigraphy through the Department of Religion & Classics here at Rochester. Latin epigraphy can be found all over Italy and especially Rome, as it is nothing but the chiseling, painting, and perhaps encasing,[…]

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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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