Category - Extracurriculars

University of Rochester

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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester
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What are EcoReps?
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Why the University of Rochester?
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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent
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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages
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Film and Media Appreciation and Education
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The Underhill Installation: Telling Unconventional Stories
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Living and Learning Religion at Rochester
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Black Students’ Union Campus Events

3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester

Graduation is around the corner for me (still can’t believe it), and out of nostalgia, anxiety for the future, and lots of love for Rochester, I thought I would look back on three things I’m glad I did during my undergrad years at Rochester. 1. Study abroad. During the spring semester of my junior year,[…]

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What are EcoReps?

What is an EcoRep? An EcoRep is a dynamic first-year student who educates about environmental issues in their residence hall by hosting hall programs and maintaining an EcoBoard. In the spirit of our motto, we want to make our campus and world ever better, specifically by encouraging sustainable living. EcoReps also move in before most of the other first-year students[…]

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Why the University of Rochester?

Ah, March Madness. It’s crazy, but it is nothing as crazy as deciding which college to attend! If you have many great colleges on the table, and the University of Rochester is one of them, I strongly suggest that you pick the University of Rochester. Why? I got one word for you: community. The faculty,[…]

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Talent Nyumbani: A Social-Driven Project to Grow Africa’s Talent

by Dewey Bazirake, Class of 2020 As a college student with all the assignments, course load, and social life demands, how can you grow your entrepreneurial spirit and pursue the project of your dreams? Talent Nyumbani is a social non-profit organization that I founded in Kampala, Uganda, before arriving at the University of Rochester in 2016.[…]

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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch

The University of Rochester Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) team is a student-run, non-profit organization that designs, fabricates, tests, and competes with a single-seater off-road vehicle. From mechanical and biomedical engineering to optics and business majors, the team’s numbers include anyone who is interested in learning design and does not mind getting a tad dirty! Whether you[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow This month, I will write to you about the numerous language and cultural offerings here at Rochester! Each week will focus on a particular language family or group. For example, this week I’m going to tell you all about ways to study and appreciate the languages and[…]

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Film and Media Appreciation and Education

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Earlier this month, fellow blogger Jackie Heinzelmann wrote “Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema,” where she listed her top five ways to enjoy a movie both on an off campus. I’m going to pick up where she left off and explore other ways to enjoy film[…]

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The Underhill Installation: Telling Unconventional Stories

by Elise McCarthy and Saralinda “Linnie” Schell, Class of 2019 The Underhill was born in a single 2:00 am burst of creativity, wandering around the space where the installation would, two months later, take place. Using the installation space as a frame, we told the story of a young girl, her disappearing mother, her father,[…]

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Living and Learning Religion at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow There are so many ways to get involved in religion on campus, whether you are a practitioner of a certain religion, you want to learn more about religions other than your own, or if you are fascinated by the very concept of religion and want to study[…]

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Black Students’ Union Campus Events

by Jamal Holtz, Class of 2018 I hope your week is going well! As current students may know, the Black Students’ Union (BSU) wrapped up January with our step show, STOMP THE ROC. Once again, we would like to thank everyone who supported the event, including volunteers, departments, and the University of Rochester community. February is Black History Month,[…]

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