Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Two Roads
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Senior Thesis: Interracial and Interfaith Dating. Thoughts?
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Knowing Your Biology (Even When It’s Not Your Major)
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 4
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Who Said it Was a Bad Idea to Play with Your Food?
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Unique Perspectives
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What Does Freedom Mean to You?

Two Roads

It’s strange to think back to a year ago, when, around this time, I was struggling to make a college decision—and struggling is probably an under exaggeration. Much like Christine’s post, I didn’t get into my dream school (Elite U, as she so aptly puts it) and I was having trouble figuring out where I[…]

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Senior Thesis: Interracial and Interfaith Dating. Thoughts?

By Jeremy Fishman Hey ya’ll. My apologies for not writing last month. I’ve been extremely busy working on my Senior Thesis, a full length play exploring the nature of intermarriage, its effect on individuals, and ultimately how it challenges the nature of identity and cultural “fact.” Any of your thoughts/personal anecdotes on the subject would[…]

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Knowing Your Biology (Even When It’s Not Your Major)

By Melika Imagine this: You enter the doors of your high school, (La Guardia Arts aka the “FAME” school), greeted by the members of the Lucky Chops Brass Band, a group of students known to parade the halls during holiday season blowing on their instruments and intruding into classrooms with their performances. This mini concert[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 4

Born and raised in Boulder, CO., Carlin moved to Rochester, NY after high school to attend school at the University of Rochester. Since graduating in May 2009, Carlin has continued to pursue his love for traveling while co-founding a technology business with two other Rochester alums. This blog post is part of a continuing series[…]

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Who Said it Was a Bad Idea to Play with Your Food?

An ingenious team of undergraduates didn’t think it was a bad idea.   Chris Babcock ’07, David Borrelli ’09, Dan Fink ’09, and Eric Weissmann ’10 submitted UR Biodiesel as an idea for Rochester’s Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition back in fall 2006. Their business plan proposed a way to save the University money by[…]

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Unique Perspectives

There are some really unique opportunities at Rochester that allow our students to get the most out of their education.  The open curriculum and the courses available are not the only avenues for success.  Students at Rochester participate in research alongside world renowned professors and lead studies of their own.  Opportunities like the Portable Research[…]

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What Does Freedom Mean to You?

If you came to the University of Rochester, one of the things you would hear a lot about from our students, faculty and staff is that we have an open curriculum.  But what is this open curriculum that we are so eager to talk about?  Well let me explain . . . At the University[…]

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