Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Back to School
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My Top Ten: A Look Back at My Time at Rochester
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2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition
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Short-Term Study Abroad: The Center for Education Abroad’s Hidden Gem
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Morality, Or The Luck of The Draw: Everybody opens at Todd Theatre
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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources
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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College
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Take Five at Rochester: Once More, With Feeling!
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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource
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HEAL at Rochester

Back to School

  On August 21st I stepped foot on campus for the first time in over eight months. It was good to be back, but felt very different. Maybe it was because now I’m a senior and this is my last year in Rochester. It was likely more because of COVID-19, which has transformed student life.[…]

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My Top Ten: A Look Back at My Time at Rochester

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 As my time at the University of Rochester comes to a close, I’m feeling nostalgic, and I thought I would share 10 of my favorite things I’ve experienced while being a humanities student at the U of R. 1. 24 at Todd From my first days on campus, 24[…]

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2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition

by Isabella Barbagallo, Class of 2022, Individual Winner of  the 2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition  In January of 2018, I was a senior in high school preparing to attend the University of Rochester in the fall. I had been accepted to the school through Early Decision in December, and I was thrilled to call myself[…]

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Short-Term Study Abroad: The Center for Education Abroad’s Hidden Gem

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Studying abroad is a huge part of the Rochester experience for many students: being able to go abroad in all but two semesters, programs around the world taught by Rochester faculty or with partner institutions, and a strong base of alumni who have already gone abroad are huge factors[…]

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Morality, Or The Luck of The Draw: Everybody opens at Todd Theatre

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020   There’s a new kind of theatre happening at Todd Theatre: an unpredictable, immersive, ambitious, and challenging production of Everybody, a contemporary re-imagining of the medieval play Everyman. The play, written by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, utilizes a lottery to determine which actor[…]

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Some Smart Ways to Be Smart: Guide to UR Resources

The University of Rochester offers a myriad of academic resources to help you with your course work. Being aware of these resources and taking advantage of them to the fullest can help you complete your classes with flying colors! The first person you seek for answers to your questions is your Teacher Assistant (TA). The[…]

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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College

University of Rochester. Prestigious. Heavily STEM focused, with huge draws for students in engineering, business, or pre-med. But fear not. This is not a rant about humanities vs. STEM, or the benefits of cons of any major over another. This is about something all students can benefit from—art. Not just art in the sense of[…]

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Take Five at Rochester: Once More, With Feeling!

For many students, choosing a major is a tough decision. Sometimes it’s the easiest choice in the world, but other times it can be difficult to pick just one thing to study. In my case, it was the latter. I eventually decided to study mathematics, but I still had a passion for biology. It seemed[…]

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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource

What is Rare Books? If you haven’t spent much time exploring the vast expanses of Rush Rhees Library, you might not ever encountered it. It’s a small library, tucked away on the second floor. But if you walk into the Great Hall, take a left, then a right, and walk to the end of the[…]

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HEAL at Rochester

Health and Epidemiology Advanced Learning (HEAL) is one of the University of Rochester’s combined degree programs. It’s a five-year BA/BS + master’s program for students interested in epidemiology and public health. Here we speak with three HEAL students about their experiences. Can you start off by introducing yourself? What interested you in being a HEAL[…]

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