Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Society of Women Engineers Conference
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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester
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LOGOS Panel: Technology and Creativity
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Orhan Pamuk Visits Rochester
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David Berry Visits Rochester
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Introducing UR Makers
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Laurel Ulrich Thatcher Visits Rochester
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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference
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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!
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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)

Society of Women Engineers Conference

by Haley Knapp, Conference Coordinator, Society of Women Engineers The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently attended the Society of Women Engineers Conference in Austin, Texas. Recap of the conference and our return During the conference, our members learned a lot about networking, resume building, and current advancements for women in science. Upon returning from the conference,[…]

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How to Prepare for the Spring Semester

The new year is already upon us, and with it, the second semester will start soon. Although you might not want to give school any more thoughts until you absolutely have to (last semester wasn’t easy, after all), there are a couple things that you can do right now that will make the beginning of[…]

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LOGOS Panel: Technology and Creativity

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Every fall semester, LOGOS hosts one of its popular panels. These events get to the heart of issues creative minds at Rochester want to understand. Previous years have explored “Art as Therapy,” “How to Handle Rejection,” and so on. This year’s panel focused on the matter of[…]

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Orhan Pamuk Visits Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As part of their Memory and Forgetting series, the Humanities Center has hosted and will continue to host some amazing guests this year. Our October guest was the esteemed Nobel Laureate and Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk. In addition to class visits and a lunchtime Q&A, he also[…]

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David Berry Visits Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Last month, National Humanities Medalist and University of Rochester alumnus David Berry gave a guest lecture at the Humanities Center titled “Humanities Against All Odds.” Berry gave an overview of the history of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts[…]

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Introducing UR Makers

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow UR Makers is a fantastic new student group on campus dedicated to bridging the divide between art and technology. Students learn to work together as a team to make their ideas a reality. According to UR Makers’ president David Lippman, “Our goal is to just be a[…]

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Laurel Ulrich Thatcher Visits Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As part of their Memory and Forgetting series, the Humanities Center has hosted and will continue to host some amazing guests this academic year. Our November guest was none other than Pulitzer Prize-winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, a historian, women’s studies scholar, and professor at Harvard. Thatcher gave[…]

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference

by Nola Yang, Class of 2018 Thanks to the University of Rochester Office of Admissions, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) at the University of Rochester was able to attend the SASE National Conference on October 12 in Chicago, IL. Below, SASE members reflect on their time at the conference. “I had attended the[…]

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Let’s Get Multidisciplinary with ATHS!

Archeology, Technology, and Historical Structures (ATHS) is one the multidisciplinary programs offered at Rochester. That means it incorporates aspects of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and that students choose to weight their course load in one direction or the other for it to count as either a natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities major or[…]

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Major Problems (And Minor Issues)

Hi, everyone! This month’s blog is pretty special to me because I’ve been working on it for a pretty long time (ever since I thought of the punny title). As I’ve finally declared my major (biomedical engineering), I wanted to share some tips/suggestions/wise words with you all about the process of deciding your major and officially[…]

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