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Sixteen sophomores honored with O’Brien Book Award

Sixteen sophomores honored with O’Brien Book Award

October 30, 2017

The University’s Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa recognizes students who excelled both academically and in leadership roles during their first year at Rochester.

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Meet the Eastman School of Music’s student leaders

Meet the Eastman School of Music’s student leaders

October 19, 2017

Naoki Toyomura ’17, ’18E (T5) and Seiji Yamashita ’20, ’20E, both dual-degree students at the Eastman School and on River Campus, will serve as president and vice president of the Eastman Students’ Association through 2018.

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Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

Three honored with Goergen Awards for teaching excellence

October 16, 2017

Established in 1997, the award recognizes distinctive teaching accomplishments of faculty in Arts, Science, and Engineering. “The recipients embody all that we value in teaching at the University,” says Dean of the College Jeffrey Runner.

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‘I emphasize that the classroom is a space for experiment and for playing with ideas’

‘I emphasize that the classroom is a space for experiment and for playing with ideas’

October 16, 2017

One of the things I appreciate most about having grown up in Alaska—other than the incredible natural beauty—is that it was home to people with so many different perspectives and leading so many different lifestyles. It’s a place where almost everyone is from somewhere else. People go there in part because they think differently than […]

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‘My goal is to always dig deep and make sure everyone understands the fundamentals’

‘My goal is to always dig deep and make sure everyone understands the fundamentals’

October 16, 2017

I’m an only child, and my mother and I moved around quite a bit when I was growing up. We lived in three different countries. I was born in Lexington, Kentucky as my father was going to medical school at the University of Kentucky. He passed away before I was born. My mother and I […]

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‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

‘It’s an amazing feeling when students have that sort of “ah-ha” moment, and you realize they get it.‘

October 16, 2017

My parents were missionaries. They would work in Pakistan for four years, return to Massachusetts for a year, and then go back for four years. So I lived in Pakistan from birth till age 16, with a couple of years back here in the U.S. It was great. I went to an international school, and […]

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RCCL allows students to engage, learn outside the classroom

RCCL allows students to engage, learn outside the classroom

October 9, 2017

The Rochester Center for Community Leadership was created in 2005 to put University student community engagement programs under one umbrella. In 12 years, it’s become a pretty big umbrella.

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Wilson Day is rite of autumn for first-year students

Wilson Day is rite of autumn for first-year students

October 6, 2017

Wilson Day enables first-year students to learn about the Rochester community during orientation, as they help out at nearly 100 local agencies, including schools, churches, nursing homes, museums, and more.

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A different kind of college TOUR

A different kind of college TOUR

September 28, 2017

A partnership between the University and local community organizations, the TOUR program has made a college experience accessible to hundreds of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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