Category - City of Rochester

University of Rochester

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Make Every Day “Day 1″
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My Evening Downtown
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Student Spotlight on Summer Internships
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Rochester International Jazz Festival
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Visiting the George Eastman Museum
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The inspireDANCE Festival: Blending Campus and Community
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King For A Day ’17
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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time
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Winter Break in Rochester
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Discover Rochacha

Make Every Day “Day 1″

Never in my life did I expect to be seated in a coffee shop in downtown Rochester. To be exact, I am doing my MATLAB (matrix laboratory) homework for my audio and music engineering class while waiting to go to my piano class at the Eastman School of Music. Busy busy busy, buzz, buzz, buzz, Meliora,[…]

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My Evening Downtown

Rochester Fringe Festival Last month, my friends and I attended an event hosted by the Rochester Fringe Festival. The festival is one of the most highly attended fringe festivals in the United States, garnering more than 63,000 attendees. The festival lasts for a little more than a week, with dozens of performances held on a daily basis. We[…]

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Student Spotlight on Summer Internships

I reached out to fellow University of Rochester juniors about their summer internships, jobs, and travels. I am so impressed by the range and depth of the positions they held. Out of the six friends I surveyed, three stayed in Rochester for the summer and three went back home. Two worked in different cities, and two[…]

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Rochester International Jazz Festival

Summer is festival season in Rochester and we have many arts and music festivals for locals and students to enjoy. Recently, I spent some time downtown enjoying a few of the 1,500+ artists that came to perform at the Rochester International Jazz Festival that took place between Friday, June 23 and Saturday, July 1. The Jazz[…]

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Visiting the George Eastman Museum

Recently, I spent a day with my friend, Rita, exploring Rochester. We spent part of our day exploring the beautiful George Eastman Museum and all it has to offer. Located on East Avenue in the Historic District, the George Eastman House and Museum can be found in one of the most beautiful and wealthiest parts[…]

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The inspireDANCE Festival: Blending Campus and Community

My name is Sarah Bjornland and I am a senior graduating in May with a BS in optics and a minor in dance. I am involved in a variety of different activities on campus: I’m the president of UR SEGway (Survivor Empowerment Group), the co-president of Radiance Dance Theatre, a peer advisor, and the production[…]

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King For A Day ’17

Each year, the University of Rochester honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by observing a day of volunteering: King For A Day. Students from all schools of the University go out into various parts of Rochester to connect with the community. After first hearing about this opportunity, I was quite excited by the prospect of[…]

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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time

During my three-and-a-half years at Rochester, I’ve done quite a lot. I’ve nearly completed two majors in anthropology and English. I’ve been involved with hall council, the International Theatre Program, the Undergraduate Anthropology Council, and Students Helping Honduras. I’ve both participated in and been the program leader of the Rochester Urban Fellows Program. I’ve spent[…]

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Winter Break in Rochester

As the ball drops in Times Square, 2016 has become part of the history books. As chaotic and intense as the political world has been, when the holiday season and New Year roll around, it’s time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. After spending a wonderful week with my best friend[…]

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Discover Rochacha

When I decided to enroll at the University of Rochester, I must admit that I thought very little about the city itself—excluding the River Campus, of course. Having come from a place that is just an hour outside New York City, I assumed that there was little sense in exploring much of Rochester, New York,[…]

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