Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt III)
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On Making Mistakes
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt II)
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Coming to a close
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My FutURe!
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The Roots of Success
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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt I)
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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

No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt III)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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On Making Mistakes

People say that challenges inspire us. They make us grow. We learn about others and ourselves by overcoming obstacles—they are beautiful, in a way. But in the moment, it’s hard to overlook the fact that challenges suck. They really do. Headache-y, awkward, squirmy, anxiety-provoking, and sleep-reducing, obstacles rarely make us feel good when we encounter[…]

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt II)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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Coming to a close

In Modern Art class, we just covered the political implications of Conceptual art, arguably an endpoint for the trajectory of the Western Classical art movement. (Art historians, please feel free to correct me—we have one class left in the semester, so I might not have the whole picture yet!) Speaking of endpoints, though, I’ve been[…]

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The Roots of Success

By Dale Leyburn, Senior Assistant Director, Career and Internship Center One of the great things about my job as a counselor in the Career and Internship Center is that I get to help students and alumni identify and achieve their career goals. As the person in charge of all things survey-related, I can tell you[…]

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No Pasa Nada, Granada: A Journey Abroad (Pt I)

Sara Shimmel is a junior from Lewiston, New York, working on a double major in political science and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Chorus and takes voice lessons at the Eastman School of Music. She is also a member of the UR Quidditch team. A Gold Level Senior skater, Sara takes advantage[…]

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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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