Category - Humanities

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  
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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!
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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
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The Literary Arts at Rochester
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Artistic Hubs on Campus
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The Humanities at Rochester
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Five Tips for College Classes
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An Ode to Diversified Learning

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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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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The Literary Arts at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow There is so much to talk about when it comes to literature and writing programs here at Rochester. So, I’m going to dive right in! Department of English Tracks: Creative Writing, Language, Media, and Communication, British and American Literature, and Theater (Available in majors and minors—even more[…]

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Artistic Hubs on Campus

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Whether it’s tunnel murals or student work on display, you can find visual art wherever you look at Rochester. But there are four points of interest which are truly artistic epicenters on campus. 1. Sage Art Center     The first is Sage Art Center, the glass-walled[…]

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The Humanities at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Let’s talk about the humanities. And let’s start with the question most of us probably take for granted: What are “the humanities?” Hi! My name is Sara, and I’m the Humanities Fellow here at the University of Rochester. Throughout this academic year, I’ll be blogging and posting on social[…]

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Five Tips for College Classes

After getting accepted to the University of Rochester and filling out all the necessary paperwork, the next thing on my to-do list was registering for classes. I later realized that I would pick my classes after meeting with my pre-major advisor during Orientation, and that course registration would happen a few days before classes started.[…]

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An Ode to Diversified Learning

While the University of Rochester is known for being a science-based school, it is surprisingly full of opportunities to learn and excel in the social sciences and humanities. While I am one for Rochester puns and plugs, (GO, YOU JACKETS!), I am not going to tell you about different aspects of academia at Rochester, but[…]

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