Category - Humanities

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Rare Books: An Underutilized Resource
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Environmental Health, Humanities, Science, and Studies
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The Power of Doubt
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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach
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Meet Linnie: A Multidisciplinary 5th Year
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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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My Humanities Journey
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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities

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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Environmental Health, Humanities, Science, and Studies

If you are interested in and/or care about the environment, the University of Rochester has options for you! I’m going to be focusing on environmental health, environmental humanities, environmental science, and environmental studies in this post because distinguishing between them can be challenging at first. How do you choose which one is right for you?[…]

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The Power of Doubt

By: Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 When I was a junior in high school, I received a LOT of college mail. Flyers, cards, postcards, information packets, you name it. I kept every piece I received in a big cardboard box next to my bed, and as I went through my college search, I picked out[…]

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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach

By Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 “The case for the humanities is not hard to make, though it can be difficult–to such an extent have we been marginalized, so long have we acceded to that marginalization–not to sound either defensive or naive. The humanities, done right, are the crucible in which our evolving notions of[…]

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Meet Linnie: A Multidisciplinary 5th Year

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Meet Linnie Schell. When I sat down with Linnie (full name Saralinda) in May, she was just finishing up her senior thesis: an investigation of reactionary internet shutdowns in countries with political unrest. This thesis combined two of her loves: political science and computer science, but there’s so much[…]

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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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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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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities

We’ve all seen those memes and read those tweets ridiculing the liberal arts, basking in STEM major egotism. As many prospective students may know/have read, the University of Rochester curriculum has students pursue clusters in all three areas of study: social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Hence, one can take advantage of the curriculum in[…]

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