Category - City of Rochester

University of Rochester

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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
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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges
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Being Musical in Rochester
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Fall Reflections: Things To Do On and Off Campus
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Discovering Rochester: The Memorial Art Gallery
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Experiential Learning at Rochester

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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Five Things To Consider While Applying To Colleges

With the deadlines for college applications approaching, many of you must be wondering, “Which colleges should I apply to?” So, to help guide your thought process, I’m going to count down my personal list of college must-haves, which I considered while applying. 5. Distance from home and/or weather For me, while neither of these factors had[…]

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Being Musical in Rochester

One of the main reasons why I chose to attend the University of Rochester is because of its many musical opportunities and events. You can take free lessons at Eastman, join orchestra or band, or even form your own musical group with friends. There are many exciting performances to attend, especially towards the end of[…]

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Fall Reflections: Things To Do On and Off Campus

On campus, the last of the vibrant leaves meander gradually to the ground from their arboreal abode, bolstered by the cool breeze. Time continues to fly by, encapsulated by the chaotic flurry of a relentless academic to-do list. The brutal deadlines on research papers, perplexing calculations on lab reports, and colossal demands of midterms are punctuated[…]

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Discovering Rochester: The Memorial Art Gallery

Although Rochester might be seem like a sleepy little town in Upstate New York (and the size of New York City certainly overshadows that of Rochester in comparison), Rochester is not as deserted as it might appear. Rochester is home to some really famous places: the Eastman School of Music, various cinema theaters such as the Little[…]

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Experiential Learning at Rochester

Aside from my semester abroad, the current term has proven to be the most unconventional of my college career. Of my four classes, only one is what I would consider a typical course (Social Cognition, a brain and cognitive sciences class I’m taking to finish out my natural science cluster). The other three are a[…]

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