Category - City of Rochester

University of Rochester

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Meet Zophia!
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My Little Trip to Lake Ontario
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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition
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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!
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Apple Picking Around Rochester
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Summer Highlights: Part Two
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Westside Farmers Market
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Service at the University of Rochester
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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach
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Out and About in Rochester

Meet Zophia!

Hi Rochester! My name is Zophia Dadlez [ˈzʌfiˌə ˈdædˌlɛz] and I’m the new Humanities Ambassador here at the University! That means I’ll be sharing my own experiences as a humanities major here with you, as well as information and stories about the broad range of Rochester’s arts and humanities programs. I’m a senior from Saint[…]

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My Little Trip to Lake Ontario

In an effort to see more of the sights around Rochester before I graduate, I took advantage of one of the nice September Saturdays to go to Lake Ontario with a friend. We were going to go for a walk at Corbett’s Glen before heading to the beach, but the parking lot was full, so[…]

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Living Off Campus: The Rochester Edition

Living on campus is a large part of the college fantasy that high school students imagine and parents fear. For students who decide to dorm, living on campus is typically the first time that they have been away from home long-term. At the University of Rochester, students are required to live on campus for their[…]

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6 Tips to Surviving the Infamous Rochester Snow!

One of the most well known facts about Rochester is that we get an insane amount of snow. There are definitely horror stories like how we got over 24 inches of snow in one weekend or how one of the highways was completely shut down because of dangerous road conditions. However, the snowfalls are definitely[…]

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Apple Picking Around Rochester

With New York being the second highest producer of apples in the US, it seems like a no-brainer to go apple picking when you’re here. Luckily, there are several places you can enjoy this very autumnal activity not far from Rochester. Wickham Farms Last year I went apple picking here with the Quidditch team. They[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part Two

Read Part One! It’s been around three months since the end of summer, so it’s the perfect time to look back on my experience! Just to recap quickly, I spent my summer traveling back to India, conducting research in Dr. Buckley’s lab, watching cricket, volunteering at the hospital, and ultimately, hanging out with friends. I[…]

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Westside Farmers Market

Just across the bridge from campus and a few minutes down Genesee Street lies the Westside Farmers Market. The market runs on Tuesdays from 4 to 8 pm from mid-June to early October. It offers fresh local produce, prepared food, live music, bike repairs, and more. Luckily for UR students, it is easily within walking[…]

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Service at the University of Rochester

Civic engagement is a huge part of the campus culture and identity at the University of Rochester. A common misconception about Rochester students is that we stay isolated and focused on our studies or research efforts, but undergraduates alone spend over 50,000 hours every year participating, directing, and organizing civic engagement in the Rochester area.[…]

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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach

By Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 “The case for the humanities is not hard to make, though it can be difficult–to such an extent have we been marginalized, so long have we acceded to that marginalization–not to sound either defensive or naive. The humanities, done right, are the crucible in which our evolving notions of[…]

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Out and About in Rochester

While there are plenty of things to keep you busy, there are also many things to do in the city. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Rochester! Go to the Strong Museum of Play The Strong Museum of Play is an interactive museum that highlights all things play and brings out[…]

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