Moving Memories – A Community-Engaged Course

Ellen Tomer Baker facilitated a discussion on eldercare and practical aspects of engaging with senior adults with students in DAN 249 Moving Memories in early February. Ellen focused on issues related to aging such: language, social bias, health challenges, and well-being. As a social worker who has worked in eldercare for the past seventeen years,…


Student Spotlight: Rachel Tse

Hometown: Hong Kong Class Year: 2022 Majors/Minors: Double Major in Business and English Your UR activities other than working here? 1st Gen Society, Students Helping Honduras What has been your favorite experience at UR so far? It has been a really great experience thus far that I get to explore and study what I genuinely…


Breaking the Bubble: Refugees Helping Refugees

Learn about the Rochester refugee community through the work of the remarkable local organization Refugees Helping Refugees. “I lived in a refugee camp for ten years where I promoted girls education and women’s rights. I came to the United States and formed Refugees Helping Refugees so that when refugees are most scared and in need,…


2018 Rising Leader Class Graduates

Congratulations to the 2018 graduates of the Rising Leader Class. First year students were competitively selected from a pool of 80 for this class, which allows participants to further understand themselves in relationship to leadership. Rising Leader Class graduates go on to hold many different roles in student organizations, student government, and campus employment. Please…


Student Spotlight: Deniz Cengiz

Get to know out new student employee, Deniz Cengiz! Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey Class Year: 2021 Majors/Minors: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Archaeology Your UR activities other than working here: Design Thinking Fellow at Barbara J. Burger iZone, Sihir Bellydancing Ensemble What has been your favorite experience at UR so far? The journey of exploring how I…


Intergenerational Fall Clean Up

Spend a few hours raking and sweeping to help our senior neighbors prepare for winter. Refreshments, supplies, and everything you need for the day will be supplied. Get some friends together and spend the day enjoying the fall weather and making a difference! Saturday, October 27th Kickoff at 9:00am Monroe Community Hospital Transportation to and…


Student Spotlight: Justyna Gorka

Get to know our new student assistant, Justyna Gorka! Hometown: Chicago, IL Class Year: 2021 Majors/Minors: Political Science and Philosophy Your UR activities other than working here: 2021 Class Council, D’Lions, RHA, APO, GlobeMed, Students for a Democratic Society What has been your favorite experience at UR so far? My favorite experience so far has definitely…


Breaking the Bubble with Imani Olear

Breaking the Bubble is a quarterly conversation series with members from the Rochester community. Imani Olear, founder of Yoga 4 a Good Hood, will share about her work to help communities heal through yoga. Free snacks will be provided. Monday, September 17th Brue Coffee (just across the pedestrian bridge) Starting at 7:30pm


Brooks Landing Block Party

There will be a block party with free food and live music on Thursday, September 13, from 5-8 PM, intended to welcome students back and connect them with the Southwest Rochester Neighborhood. Live music will be provided by Siena Facciolo & Co. and Dope Sauce and the Funkingtons. The event will take place in a…


Community Engagement Symposium

This interdisciplinary workshop is designed for students and faculty who want to conduct relevant community-engaged projects that are effective, evidence-based, measurable, and sustainable. This symposium takes place on Thursday, September 6th from noon-3:30pm in the Ryan Case Methods Hall, and is continued on Friday, September 14th from 8:30-11:30am in the Helen Wood Hall Atrium. Registration…