Category - City of Rochester

University of Rochester

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Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema
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What’s the Deal with Wegmans?
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Exploring Rochester through Coffee Shops
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Rochester Public Market
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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

Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema

So, you probably applied to the University of Rochester for reasons like academics, or because you wanted to experience what real snow is like (welcome, Californians!). What you probably did not know, and what you’d love to know if you’re a movie lover like me, is that the University of Rochester and surrounding city is a great spot for[…]

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What’s the Deal with Wegmans?

My first ever trip to Wegmans, with Sam (a wizened patron) to guide me Coming from the West Coast, I had never heard of Wegmans, which has a bit of a cult following in Rochester. I kept hearing people refer to it, but I didn’t know what it was, much less why it was so[…]

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Exploring Rochester through Coffee Shops

One of the activities I enjoyed most during my semester abroad in London was exploring the city by experiencing its different coffee shops. My friends and I used this as a strategy for getting a closer look at London while still studying (coffee shops are great places to study). One of my best friends at the[…]

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Rochester Public Market

On Saturdays in the early fall and late spring, students can take a shuttle ride from Rochester’s campus to the Rochester Public Market. Last Saturday I took advantage of this to get some fruit to keep in my residence hall. At 8:30 am, I got on the shuttle with one of my friends and after half an hour I[…]

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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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