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First day is in the books

First day is in the books

August 31, 2015

The River Campus was filled with lots of chatter as friendships were renewed – or forged. It was the first day of college for some, and the first day of the final year for others.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Wilson Day and George Eastman Day of Service

PHOTO GALLERY: Wilson Day and George Eastman Day of Service

August 28, 2015

This year nearly 1,500 freshmen went out into the community to bond as a class, learn about the important work being done by organizations in their new home town, and volunteer to help.

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UR FOOT offers wilderness welcome for freshmen

UR FOOT offers wilderness welcome for freshmen

August 27, 2015

As part of a pre-orientation program, incoming freshmen bond during outing treks throughout Upstate New York’s wilderness.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Move-In Day 2015

PHOTO GALLERY: Move-In Day 2015

August 25, 2015

Nearly 1,300 freshmen forming the Class of 2019 moved in to their new homes on the University’s River Campus and Eastman School of Music this week. The incoming class comes from 47 states and 83 countries. At both Eastman and River Campus, current students were on hand to welcome and assist their new classmates as they got their first taste of their new home. Welcome to Rochester, Class of 2019!

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Urban Fellows seek to improve community

Urban Fellows seek to improve community

August 1, 2015

Now in its 14th year, the Rochester Center for Community Leadership’s Urban Fellows summer program include undergraduate students, faculty, staff, and others uniting the University and Rochester communities. With bettering one’s self for the betterment of the community as a mantra, Urban Fellows set out to focus on problem solving for positive change through civic engagement.

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Community-engaged learning moves the classroom beyond the classroom

Community-engaged learning moves the classroom beyond the classroom

August 1, 2015

There are nearly 40 courses offered at the College that involve working within the greater Rochester community at some level.

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Recent alumni recognized for Rochester Youth Year commitment

Recent alumni recognized for Rochester Youth Year commitment

July 29, 2015

Three members of the Class of 2014 have completed their one-year commitment to Rochester Youth Year, an AmeriCorps VISTA sponsored program that includes seven local colleges.

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An active year as social issues prompt students to make their voices heard

An active year as social issues prompt students to make their voices heard

July 22, 2015

Is student activism on the rise? In the past year, Rochester students led protests and vigils against police brutality; initiated a campaign, by students and for students, to tackle the problem of sexual assault; and forged an alliance with the movement for a $15 minimum wage and a union for fast-food workers.

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Singer Awards recognize those who changed lives of four UR graduates

Singer Awards recognize those who changed lives of four UR graduates

June 9, 2015

Each year, seniors in the College are invited to nominate a high school teacher for consideration for the Singer Family Prize. The four award winners receive a plaque and $3,000, as well as $2,500 for their school.

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