Category - Academics

University of 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)
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Spotlight on Dual Degree in Nursing
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The Big Three: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing
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The Ultimate Guide to Finals
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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

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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Spotlight on Dual Degree in Nursing

The number-one reason I chose the University of Rochester was the Dual Degree in Nursing (DDN) program. In this article, I’ll review the details of the program and explain the aspects of it that I appreciate the most.   I applied for DDN as a high school senior. DDN is virtually early acceptance into the School of[…]

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The Big Three: Writing, Speaking, and Arguing

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow  Communication. It’s how we solve problems, work together, express our ideas, and explain ourselves and our discoveries. Communication is how we speak and how we listen—on and off the page. WRT 105, the only mandatory course at Rochester, is brought to you by the Writing, Speaking, and[…]

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The Ultimate Guide to Finals

It’s December! And as a Yellowjacket, two things pop up in your mind when you hear it’s December: winter and finals. For winter, it’s just awesome, but for now we’ll only worry about finals. Finals don’t only test your knowledge; finals evaluate your whole semester of work, absorbing information, trying different study techniques, and utilizing[…]

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Things You Won’t See Touring Campus

It’s that time of year again when many of us are fervently trying to finish applications and polish that last sentence on the personal statement. Yes, ’tis the season of applications! Regardless of what you’re applying to—whether you are a high school senior applying to go to college or an undergrad applying to graduate school—making[…]

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