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4 Days, 8 Places to Eat
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Winning: The Psychology of Competition
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Baja: Building and Racing Cars from Scratch
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Mechanical Fabrication Empowers Students for Everyday Designs
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5 Tips for Picking the Best Classes
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Central European Languages
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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester
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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages
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An Unconventional Experience with “Research”: My Foray into Anti-Discrimination Law

4 Days, 8 Places to Eat

This month my mom visited me, which was great. One of my favorite parts of her visit was being able to get off campus and explore the food scene in Rochester. Dining hall food is getting pretty old by now. I gathered recommendations for restaurants to go to and narrowed them down based on the kind of[…]

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Winning: The Psychology of Competition

by Emily Hangen Emily Hangen is a National Science Foundation Fellow, a Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellow, and a graduate student pursuing her PhD in social psychology at the University of Rochester. Her research interests focus on motivation during competition and optimizing students’ academic motivation and achievement. To assess motivation and performance outcomes,[…]

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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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Mechanical Fabrication Empowers Students for Everyday Designs

In a world where 3D printing is becoming accessible to everyone and novel fabrication techniques are being revealed, the course EAS 141: Basic Mechanical Fabrication serves to equip you with an understanding of the fundamentals of machining and as well as how to communicate their design effectively. EAS stands for Engineering and Applied Sciences, and[…]

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5 Tips for Picking the Best Classes

Whether you’re a new student or returning student, picking classes for the next semester is an exciting new beginning. Here are some tips to consider when choosing classes for the new semester. 1. Consider your future plans. If you’re thinking about studying abroad or completing an internship somewhere else during a semester, then plan ahead[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Central European Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As I mentioned recently in my spotlight on Romance languages, this month I am writing to you about the study and experience of language and culture here at Rochester. Today I’m moving a little east-ward, talking about items relating to the two languages German and Polish.  (Russian[…]

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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester

Although many undergraduate students choose to major in the natural sciences or the social sciences, majoring in the humanities brings many benefits, particularly to those studying at the University of Rochester. Below are my top five reasons for majoring in the humanities at college! The tight-knit community Partially because campus is pretty small, but also[…]

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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates

With college acceptances slowly but surely rolling in, the scramble to find roommates or get placed in housing begins and doesn’t seem to finally conclude until Orientation week begins. For those who come from households where they never had to share a room, dorming may seem like a very daunting task. Here are five tips to[…]

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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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An Unconventional Experience with “Research”: My Foray into Anti-Discrimination Law

Hi there! My name is Julie Woodward, and I am originally from Westford, Massachusetts. I’m double majoring in linguistics and political science, with a minor in German. Outside of the classroom, I am the business manager of U of R Taekwondo, an associate justice on the All-Campus Judicial Council, and a peer tutor for the[…]

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