Category - Faculty and Staff

University of Rochester

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Helping Students Navigate the College Admissions Process
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A Different Type of Education
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Call Me
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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”

Helping Students Navigate the College Admissions Process

By Costas Solomou, Director of Admissions Programs While working in Admissions for the past ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with thousands of students, parents, and educators from around the world. It has been a privilege for me to work with so many wonderful students at the high school and the[…]

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A Different Type of Education

By Stacy Wells Shea, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions; Combined-Admission Programs Coordinator When you read the University’s list of majors, you’ll see that education is missing. That’s not because we don’t offer it, it’s just that we offer a different type of education program. About five years ago, when a student asked me if we[…]

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Call Me

By Mike Conklin, Admissions Counselor I often consider the sense of relief college applicants must feel when they finish submitting their applications. To have completed the personal essays, supplemental forms, interviews, résumés, and all those other silly things we make them do must be a wonderful feeling. I also think about the sense of panic[…]

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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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