Category - Humanities

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The Big Three: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing
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The International Theatre Program
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Meet Students Conducting Humanities Research
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  
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Introducing the Meliora Humanities Seminars!
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Dance Culture at Rochester
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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

The Big Three: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow  Communication. It’s how we solve problems, work together, express our ideas, and explain ourselves and our discoveries. Communication is how we speak and how we listen—on and off the page. WRT 105, the only mandatory course at Rochester, is brought to you by the Writing, Speaking, and[…]

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The International Theatre Program

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Interested in theater? Students seeking a major or minor in theater from the Department of English do so in conjunction with Rochester’s very own International Theatre Program, which is a great opportunity for emerging thespians! That being said, students can get involved with Rochester’s theater program and its[…]

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Meet Students Conducting Humanities Research

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Meet the students who have received Humanities Research and Innovation Grants! There are almost forty humanities students who are currently delving into their own fascinating research projects thanks to the Research and Innovation Grants they received upon their acceptance here at Rochester. To give you a glimpse[…]

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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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Dance Culture at Rochester

by Sarah Kowalski, Class of 2017 Did you know there are about eighteen student dance groups on campus? And each one is unique and powerful in their own way! Together, they create a strong creative community of individuals who just love to move and dance together. There are always dance-related events and performances going on[…]

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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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