Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Meet Students Conducting Humanities Research
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  
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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!
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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central
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Advice from Peer Advisers
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Taking CAS 170, a Course on US Life
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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load
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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks
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Humanities for Your Working Life
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Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Meet Students Conducting Humanities Research

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Meet the students who have received Humanities Research and Innovation Grants! There are almost forty humanities students who are currently delving into their own fascinating research projects thanks to the Research and Innovation Grants they received upon their acceptance here at Rochester. To give you a glimpse[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Here at the University of Rochester, our Japanese program is a major under the vast umbrella of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, which offers several foreign-language majors including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. (The department also offers majors in comparative literature[…]

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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The Meliora Humanities Seminars (Meliora Seminars for short) are an exciting new program at Rochester. Capped at fifteen students and exclusively for first-years, these courses are unlike any other. They are all interdisciplinary, integrate community-engaged and community-aware aspects, and provide a close-knit classroom atmosphere in which students make discoveries[…]

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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go abroad? Are you struggling with calculus and don’t know where to get help? Or are you finding it hard to adjust to college, or maybe even find a job? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place![…]

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Advice from Peer Advisers

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017 Did you know Rochester has a great peer-to-peer advising program? Sometimes the best resource a student could ask for is another student! The College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) peer advisers are a friendly team of seniors who’ve overcome numerous challenges, faced countless decisions, and discovered so much about[…]

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Taking CAS 170, a Course on US Life

If you’re an international student, coming to study in the United States can sometimes feel like you’ve just been transported onto the set of a movie. The picturesque and idyllic campus here at the University of Rochester only propagates this, and so sometimes international students can feel out of place. A course called CAS 170 was[…]

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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load

Choosing which classes I’d take my first semester in college was kinda scary, but I’m super happy with how my selection turned out. Here’s my course load: 1. PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits) 2. BCS 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science (4 credits) 3. CAS 303: EcoReps: Introduction to Leadership and Sustainability (2 credits) 4. DAN[…]

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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The humanities imbued the fifth annual MEL Talks at Meliora Weekend this year. The MEL Talks are a series of research presentations by Rochester alumni and faculty, which showcase Rochester’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, and Create—and of course, to make the world ever better. This was[…]

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Humanities for Your Working Life

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Did you know Rochester students and alumni have access to first-class resources for career development? The hub of this is the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center. Staff at the Greene Center see themselves as mentors. Students can make appointments with advisors who are equal parts[…]

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Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As a research university, Rochester prides itself on its abundant opportunities available to undergrads. However, the amazing research conducted here in the humanities is often overshadowed by the flashy research in the natural sciences. Humanities research may be less appreciated or less understood by the general public,[…]

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