Category - Faculty and Staff

University of Rochester

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Reading Season
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Entertain me!
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An interviewing story…
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“In the Eye of All Trade” by Professor Jarvis
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Rochester Students Are Smarter Than I Am…
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Stories from the Road: “The Journey”
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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”
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Monica Miranda Smalls Named President-Elect of the AFA

Reading Season

By Marla Britton New York State sees all four seasons, each with its own unique beauty. Few people realize that the Office of Admissions at the University of Rochester also has four seasons: reading, open campus, visitors, and travel, and just like Mother Nature’s, our seasons each bring a beauty and uniqueness to Rochester. Open[…]

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Entertain me!

By Mike Conklin I have spent the majority of the past four weeks sitting behind a desk, staring at a computer screen, hoping that my eyes survive another season of application review; and I have still reviewed less than half the total number of applications I am expected to review this year.  But, when I[…]

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An interviewing story…

Having an admissions interview for the University of Rochester is one sure way of making your application stand out in the admissions process. It also helps place you among the top for merit based scholarship consideration. Some interviews are less than memorable, while others, the applicant and or the interviewer, will be talking about for[…]

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“In the Eye of All Trade” by Professor Jarvis

By Tyler Socash It’s always exciting when one of your favorite faculty members gets recognized!  I was thrilled to learn that Associate Professor Michael Jarvis has won the 2010 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History for his book, In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. Read the[…]

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Rochester Students Are Smarter Than I Am…

By Mike Conklin The trials and tribulations of travel season are inevitable – delayed flights, missed meals, and wrong turns abound.  Save for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Sports Talk Radio, life on the road can be tough.  But amidst the high school visits, college fairs, and prospective student interviews there are those brief moments that[…]

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Stories from the Road: “The Journey”

By Satyajit Dattagupta Going back home and recruiting for the University of Rochester has been a great learning experience for me. I was in India and Nepal on the “CIS India Tour” during the month of October and met some outstanding students. University of Rochester attracts some of the best and brightest students in the country.[…]

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Stories from the Road: “Bonding Over BBQ”

By Bradley Booke This past week, during a high school visit, I had the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite places in Rochester… Dinosaur BBQ. The student I was talking with had recently visited Rochester and had been impressed with what he found.  Nothing impressed him more, though, than the culinary delight that[…]

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Monica Miranda Smalls Named President-Elect of the AFA

Monica Miranda Smalls, director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Rochester, has been elected president-elect for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), a professional organization for individuals concerned with the advisement of fraternities and sororities. Smalls will serve as president-elect until her induction as[…]

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