Category - Humanities

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Humanities Mythbusters: Misconceptions About Rochester Humanities Studies
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Humanities Engagement During COVID-19 
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Photography Class, Hybrid Edition
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Random Classes I’ve Taken Each Semester
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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College
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Meet Zophia!
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My Top Ten: A Look Back at My Time at Rochester
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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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How the Arts Help Create a Balanced Life at College

Humanities Mythbusters: Misconceptions About Rochester Humanities Studies

I might be a little biased as a French major, but I think all the cool opportunities in the Humanities at Rochester deserve a little more buzz. So I tasked myself with unpacking some common assumptions—and misconceptions—about being a humanities major here. Rochester is a “STEM school.” False! I was certainly guilty of believing this[…]

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Humanities Engagement During COVID-19 

While many are drawn to Rochester for its STEM programs, the Simon Business School, or even the Hajim School of Engineering, the humanities activities and engagement at the University has not let down those who aren’t as inclined to the various obstacles of math.  As a Film and Media Studies student myself, I’ve gone through[…]

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Photography Class, Hybrid Edition

The “Photo City” Rochester is sometimes known as the “Photo City,” and for good reason. As the birthplace of Kodak, it has a rich history in photography and is home to the George Eastman Museum, Visual Studies Workshop, Kodak’s headquarters. (Plus a whole lot of talented artists and photo geeks!) I’ve been passionate about photography[…]

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Random Classes I’ve Taken Each Semester

One of the most talked about aspects of the University is probably our flexible curriculum, or the Rochester Curriculum. Before studying here, I thought it seemed too good to be true, and I was curious what students’ schedules actually looked like. As a now-upperclassman, I can confirm the Rochester Curriculum is the real deal! Since[…]

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Why You Should Study a Foreign Language in College

  Okay, I’ll start off by saying that maybe as a French major I’m a little biased. But I wouldn’t be studying French here if I didn’t love it! Nearly three and a half years into my time in college, I just keep finding more reasons to be thankful for my major. Of course there[…]

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Meet Zophia!

Hi Rochester! My name is Zophia Dadlez [ˈzʌfiˌə ˈdædˌlɛz] and I’m the new Humanities Ambassador here at the University! That means I’ll be sharing my own experiences as a humanities major here with you, as well as information and stories about the broad range of Rochester’s arts and humanities programs. I’m a senior from Saint[…]

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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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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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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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