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Students from Puerto Rican colleges enjoying guest semester in Rochester

Students from Puerto Rican colleges enjoying guest semester in Rochester

February 19, 2018

Hurricane Maria crippled Puerto Rico last September, leaving hundreds dead and more than a million homes without power. Providing a guest semester to first- and second-year undergraduates unable to attend their damaged home colleges is a way for the University to help them keep their academic programs on track.

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The Rochester Curriculum: Creating their own majors

The Rochester Curriculum: Creating their own majors

February 15, 2018

Urban studies, neuroeconomics and international relations, and digital communications: these are just some of the interdisciplinary majors students have crafted by availing themselves to the independent nature of the Rochester Curriculum.

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The Rochester Curriculum: ‘How come nobody else is doing this?’

The Rochester Curriculum: ‘How come nobody else is doing this?’

February 15, 2018

Twenty-five years ago, the chairs of the religion and physics departments united in a common goal: To rid the undergraduate curriculum of mandatory courses students didn’t want to take, and give students the freedom to delve more deeply into the subjects they loved.

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Take Five offers students free path to pursuing passions

Take Five offers students free path to pursuing passions

February 12, 2018

Since 1986, nearly 1,200 University students have pursued their academic passions through the Take Five Scholars Program, which offers a tuition-free year to complete a self-designed curriculum.

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Meet the 2018 Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards

Meet the 2018 Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards

February 8, 2018

Seven women undergraduate students will be honored this week at the Susan B. Anthony Legacy Awards—a 61-year tradition celebrating exceptional women enrolled at the University.

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20 insider tips for getting into your dream college

20 insider tips for getting into your dream college

February 7, 2018

Grades. Clubs. Scores. Essays. Interviews. We’ve culled the advice of seasoned admissions professionals from the University of Rochester for a roadmap of what to do—and what to avoid.

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On stage, in the lab

On stage, in the lab

February 2, 2018

Thanks to the Dual Degree Program with the University’s Eastman School of Music, Ivan Suminski ’18, ’18E finds himself in an enviable dilemma. Should he apply to graduate school to continue his violin studies? Or to research the biophysics of the inner ear?

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Happy Marmota monax Day

Happy Marmota monax Day

February 1, 2018

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, have entrenched themselves in the environment and culture of the University. To mark Groundhog Day this year, here are three things you might not know about our furry cohabitants at Rochester.

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History class uses podcasts to explore Erie Canal

History class uses podcasts to explore Erie Canal

January 31, 2018

Students in professor Thomas Fleischman’s class didn’t write a research paper at the end of their class about the environmental history of the Erie Canal. Instead, they produced a podcast series, and Fleischman is already planning for a second season.

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Setback helped sharpen student’s focus on what matters most

Setback helped sharpen student’s focus on what matters most

January 25, 2018

Juliana Conley ’21 is using her experiences from a series of life detours to guide her academic goal: modeling wildfires and other environmental phenomena associated with climate change, via an interdisciplinary degree in geomechanics.

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