Category - Humanities

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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
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Take the Stage with the International Theater Program
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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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Study Abroad in the Humanities!
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Philosophy: The Study of Ideas, the Ideas of Study, and Everything Else

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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Take the Stage with the International Theater Program

Who’s that girl in the pink leather jacket and sweet shades? That’s me, performing in the University of Rochester’s first mainstage production of the 2018–2019 school year, Gone Missing. The International Theater Program here at the University has become like my second home while I’ve been at college. Sometimes referred to as “Todd Theater” or[…]

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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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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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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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