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College freshmen meet Rochester on #WilsonDay14

College freshmen meet Rochester on #WilsonDay14

August 25, 2014

The incoming freshmen class will discover what Rochester has to offer and explore the many ways to get involved in their surrounding neighborhood during the 26th annual Wilson Day on Thursday, Aug. 28. Over 1,350 students will garden, paint, meet with senior citizens, help organize school supplies, and learn more about their new community.

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University of Rochester welcomes Class of 2018

University of Rochester welcomes Class of 2018

August 20, 2014

More than 1,300 freshmen from more than 75 countries will move in to the River Campus and Eastman School of Music beginning Monday, Aug. 25. Move-in Day is an event featuring a cappella singing groups, the University Pep Band, and other student groups entertaining and welcoming the new class to their new home in Rochester.

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Effecting change, one Urban Fellow at a time

Effecting change, one Urban Fellow at a time

July 25, 2014

Mayor Lovely Warren will recognize the Urban Fellows for their work in a variety of service projects, from marketing health programs and planning events for youth to fostering community and connecting businesses with vacant storefronts.

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Rochester students recognized for civic engagement

July 23, 2014

A closing ceremony for five Rochester Youth Year Fellows and 17 Rochester Urban Fellows is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, in City Hall. The Fellows—22 undergraduates and recent college graduates from Rochester-area colleges—have spent from 10 weeks up to a year engaging in service projects and learning about urban issues in and around Rochester.

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Rochester grad recipient of Rotary Global Grant Scholarship

Rochester grad recipient of Rotary Global Grant Scholarship

July 23, 2014

The first Rochester graduate to earn this scholarship, Jordan Shapiro ’14 will use the grant to pursue a master’s degree at Aberystwyth University in Wales.

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Teen Health and Success Conference focuses on self-esteem, professional networking

July 18, 2014

More than 80 Rochester high school students will attend the two-day Teen Health and Success Conference on River Campus to focus on developing strategies for successful employment and crafting a statement about career aspirations and future goals.

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Mock trial concludes Youth Legislative Session for Latino students

Mock trial concludes Youth Legislative Session for Latino students

July 15, 2014

150 high school students from across the country are gathered in Rochester this week for the National Hispanic Institute’s Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (LDZ). Students will debate policies related to education, social inequality, and economics, among other topics.

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Beth Olivares appointed dean for diversity initiatives in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Beth Olivares appointed dean for diversity initiatives in Arts, Sciences & Engineering

July 14, 2014

As dean, Olivares will serve as the senior strategist on student and faculty diversity, responsible for providing a vision and a strategy to help AS&E administration proactively create an inclusive environment.

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Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

July 1, 2014

America typically celebrates the 4th of July as a unifying victory for the country, but the road to independence was more divisive and violent than most people realize, according to historian Thomas Slaughter.

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