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Flying high: UR Thestrals win US Quidditch Cup

Flying high: UR Thestrals win US Quidditch Cup

April 27, 2018

Meet the UR Thestrals, the first team from the northeast to take home the national championship in Quidditch. The sport inspired by Harry Potter is played with real athleticism by hundreds of all-gender teams across the country.

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Mock Trial team to compete at national championship

Mock Trial team to compete at national championship

April 19, 2018

For the second year in a row, the University of Rochester’s Mock Trial team is headed to the American Mock Trial Association’s national championship as one of the few teams that is completely student-run.

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Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds

April 13, 2018

The Early Worlds Initiative—an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Rochester—connects faculty researching social and cultural developments worldwide from medieval times to the early modern period.

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Series looks at ‘integral’ role of migrants in America

Series looks at ‘integral’ role of migrants in America

March 23, 2018

The Humanities Center is hosting a series of events titled “Planting a Seed: Migrant Workers in the American Landscape,” examining the long, complex, and storied history of migration from the Mexican border to the United States.

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Language Center celebrates one-year anniversary

Language Center celebrates one-year anniversary

November 29, 2017

Language Center director Teresa Valdez speaks at an event Tuesday celebrating the center’s one-year anniversary. Located in Douglass Commons, the center’s mission is to raise intercultural awareness and promote the 18 languages offered on the River Campus. Valdez says enrollment in foreign language classes has increased 22 percent since the center opened last fall.(University of Rochester photo / Jordan Mangefrida)

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Alumni share career advice with humanities majors

Alumni share career advice with humanities majors

November 2, 2017

“I think my studies at Rochester in theater and sociology and in the humanities—I took a lot of English, history, and philosophy—really were the best kind of preparation for work in communication and journalism,” says Charles Kravetz ’74.

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