Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Study Abroad: Glaciers and Flamingos
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The Best 12 of 2012
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Meliora, Class of 2016!
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JURIES
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But Where Are the Tigers?
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In the Past 10 Days . . .
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¿De dónde sos?
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First day of classes!
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Spring Break!!
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The Visiting Humanist

Study Abroad: Glaciers and Flamingos

Glaciers, snow, hats, and gloves—not exactly what you picture when you think of South America, is it? I spent my mid-semester break in Patagonia, the southernmost region of Argentina (there's also Chilean Patagonia, but unfortunately we didn't have time to cross the border). To give you an idea of how different it is from the[…]

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The Best 12 of 2012

I was so busy studying for finals constantly that, until I finished my last one, I hadn't really realized I will no longer be a freshman. It made me reflect back on this year, and it is crazy how fast it went by. So I decided to now make a post about some of my[…]

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Meliora, Class of 2016!

By Jonathan Burdick, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid I’m happy to report that more than 1,200 high-achieving and exciting new students have declared their intention to enroll in the 163rd freshman class at the University of Rochester this fall. A few students still have an opportunity to reply in the next couple of weeks.[…]

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JURIES

During this last week of classes, students are preparing for finals, going to their final lectures, and trying to study everything they have learned all year—and Eastman School of Music students are performing in their juries. These are all or nothing. You need to pass these to continue attendance at a music conservatory, and from[…]

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But Where Are the Tigers?

Study abroad gets more unreal every day—am I actually getting credit for this, or is it just a vacation in disguise? Of course, I am taking four classes and have an internship, so there's no doubt that this program is rigorous, but I also have more free time than I do at Rochester and have[…]

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In the Past 10 Days . . .

In the past ten days I have: Spent about 60 hours traveling by bus around Argentina:     Been at the border of three countries: Gone on a boat ride under some of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in the world: Taken a bus through the jungle: Climbed a mountain: Rappelled down a 760-foot cliff:[…]

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¿De dónde sos?

Ever since I arrived in Buenos Aires, I have been asked at least a few times each day where I'm from. (For those of you who speak Spanish, in Argentina they use "vos" instead of "tú," meaning that "de dónde eres" becomes "de dónde sos"!) But it wasn't until this past Monday that I truly[…]

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First day of classes!

It seems like UR and I really have opposite schedules this semester. Everyone on campus has been in classes for two months; I've been relaxing. I finally started classes yesterday, and UR goes on spring break. While I've really enjoyed having a ton of free time to relax, soak up some sun, and explore the[…]

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Spring Break!!

IT IS FINALLY HERE. And yes, I am talking about nothing other than spring break. At the University of Rochester, this break lasts one week, but I feel like it is placed perfectly in the academic calendar. It is right in the middle of the semester, after two stressful weeks of midterms. Right when I[…]

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The Visiting Humanist

It’s been close to two months into the 2012 spring semester, and the University of Rochester, perhaps the City of Rochester, is shying away from the characteristically strong winter. Every now and then, I hear comments about how pleasantly disappointing this year’s winter has been—thus far. I quite remember that I couldn’t see the ground[…]

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