Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Combined-Admission Programs Prepare Future Leaders
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High School Musical
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Rochester’s Open Curriculum: Keep an Open Mind
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Time flies
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A Different Type of Education
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The sun will come out tomorrow…
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Music at the University of Rochester is Not Limited to ESM
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You may think you’ve applied, but have you?
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Study, Study, Study
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Midterms and papers . . . and papers . . .

Combined-Admission Programs Prepare Future Leaders

By Justine Rumbel, Senior Admissions Counselor Recently, we welcomed 88 admitted students to campus who were finalists for one of three Combined-Admission Programs (CAPs). The CAPs programs assure admission into a University of Rochester graduate school in business, engineering, or education. Get ready for some acronyms: There’s Rochester Early Business Scholars (REBS), Graduate Engineering at[…]

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High School Musical

So, it’s that time: HELL WEEK. Also known as tech week or sleep week. But more appropriately…HELL. WEEK. Our showings of the school musical Once Upon a Mattress are this weekend: Thursday, Friday, and two on Saturday. So guess what this week consists of? Run-through after run-through with notes and touch-ups…pretty much anything that you[…]

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Rochester’s Open Curriculum: Keep an Open Mind

By Costas Solomou, Director of Admissions Programs Some people get a bit nervous when they hear that the University of Rochester has no general education requirements; they imagine students being left to select their courses randomly, with no direction. While students are entrusted with the independence and freedom to design their own paths, they have[…]

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Time flies

By Stephania Romaniuk February always seems to end with the words “Where did it go?” My fifth year in this city has been no different that way, especially since I added a few more activities to my plate this semester. In addition to my classes: Introduction to Digital Media: reading articles, watching films, trying out[…]

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A Different Type of Education

By Stacy Wells Shea, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions; Combined-Admission Programs Coordinator When you read the University’s list of majors, you’ll see that education is missing. That’s not because we don’t offer it, it’s just that we offer a different type of education program. About five years ago, when a student asked me if we[…]

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The sun will come out tomorrow…

Just kidding, that already happened this week.  Winter is in full swing in Rochester and that means snow, snow, and more snow.  Yesterday’s weather was particularly interesting.  I woke up to 36 degrees and slightly rainy, so as any typical student at Rochester would think, “Oh hey, it’s warm out,” I donned a sweatshirt and[…]

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Music at the University of Rochester is Not Limited to ESM

By Mike Conklin You may be surprised to learn that I once had delusions of rock stardom.  At the impressionable age of 12, an impromptu performance in a playground parking lot was enough to convince me of the power of music and the appeal of a guy with a guitar.  I had to rock, and[…]

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You may think you’ve applied, but have you?

If you are applying for REMS, REBS, GEAR, or GRADE, have you… 1)  Submitted your entire application? (Common Application, Common Application Supplement, ninth–present grade transcript, counselor and teacher recommendations, and SAT and/or ACT scores) 2)  Completed the “Combined-Admission Programs 2010-2011” supplement? If any of these items are missing, you will not be considered an applicant[…]

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Study, Study, Study

I’m not talking about studying for class (even though I guess that’s important), I’m talking about scientific studies.  We’ve all heard about people selling their bodies to science, or subjecting themselves to obscene amounts of radiation with hopes of becoming a super hero and earning a couple hundred bucks.  Well the ones I’m talking about[…]

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Midterms and papers . . . and papers . . .

It has been two weeks since Halloween.  I wished I could have wrote right after Halloween night, but it has been really hectic over the past fourteen days.  Soon after my fun filled Halloween weekend, midterms and papers…and more papers were due in class.  It was like a tsunami to my brain. I just finished[…]

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