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University of Rochester News for Parents, January 2016


Alumnus Chosen for Schwarzman Scholars Program

Jintian (Jay) Li ’12 is part of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, an international fellowship established “to prepare the next generation of global leaders.” The program was created by philanthropist Stephen Schwarzman, who donated $100 million to create the one-year master’s program in Beijing, China, beginning in August. The inaugural class includes students from 32 countries and 71 universities, with 44 percent from the United States, 21 percent from China, and 35 percent from the rest of the world. Read more...

New Director of Education Abroad Named

Tynelle Stewart has been named assistant dean and director of the University’s Education Abroad program. “Tynelle brings energy, enthusiasm, and experience to this highly important position,” says Richard Feldman, dean of the College. “She is innovative, focused, and eager to build on the strengths of the program to continue growing global opportunities for our students.” Read more...

2016–17 Financial Aid Application Process to Begin

Application instructions for returning students for the 2016–17 academic year will be sent to students via email in February. The Financial Aid Office reminds parents be sure to touch base with their student before they begin the application process. The deadline for returning students’ financial aid applications for 2016–17 is May 2, 2016.

Senior Invited to Try Out for National Field Hockey Team

Senior goalkeeper Tara Lamberti participated in the United States National Team trials this month, the only Division III player to earn an invitation to the tryout. Read more...

Educational Discounts Available through UR Tech Store

UR Tech Store is the University’s on-campus source for technology. The store provides educational discounts on hardware and software and can coordinate service or repairs. Gift cards are available and can be delivered to your student’s on-campus mailbox. The store also accepts URos for students’ convenience. If your student needs any technology for the new semester, call (585) 275-8353 for assistance.

Global Fair Highlights Study Abroad Opportunities

The annual Study Abroad Global Fair will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, January 29, in the May Room and Bridge Lounge in Wilson Commons on the River Campus. Students can get information about specific programs, hear from students who have studied abroad, and meet with faculty and staff who have important roles in the study abroad process. They will also be able to apply for a passport and take passport photos at the fair. The fair is sponsored by the Center for Education Abroad

Eastman School Yearbook Deadline Is February 5

This year’s edition of the Eastman School of Music yearbook, The Score, will feature Eastman events, programs, activities, clubs and organizations, studios, ensembles, and more. Yearbooks are $15 and must be ordered by February 5. Yearbooks cannot be purchased after that date. Order your copy online at and enter ID code 7685516.

Summer Session: Get Ahead, Stay on Track, Catch Up

Many students at the College take courses in the summer to make up a course, focus on a particularly challenging subject, or to get ahead in their coursework so that they can have more time to complete a second major, a study abroad program, or an internship. With four sessions and more than 100 classes to choose from, students can earn up to 12 credits over the summer and receive a discounted summer tuition rate. Summer Session 2016 course offerings are now available online. For more information, visit the Summer Sessions website, email the Office of Summer Programs and Part-Time Studies at, or call (585) 275-2345.



Reviewing the Fall Semester’s ‘If Only’ List

“Winter break offers time to reflect and recharge, to develop action plans, and to take advantage of the fresh start of the spring semester,” writes Marcy Kraus, dean of freshmen and director of the College Center for Advising Services. Read more...
Resources for students:
The College Center for Advising Services
Eastman School’s Office of Academic Affairs


Uncovering the History of Douglass Daguerreotype

One of the earliest known images of the abolitionist Frederick Douglass is on display at Rush Rhees Library through February 29. Watch University researchers explain how they are using nanoscience technology to uncover the daguerreotype’s history.

Regional Events

Parents, You Are Always Welcome!

Join alumni and friends for activities throughout the country and around the world.

Online Events

Registration is required for these upcoming career programs (all times EST).  

Cheer on the Yellowjackets

The Office of Alumni Relations is hosting a tailgate reception between the men’s and women’s basketball games in Rochester on February 5. Bring your family and friends to enjoy some food and cheer on the Yellowjackets with fellow alumni and friends. Register here.

What’s Happening on Campus?

Check the University Events Calendar for a comprehensive list of happenings at the River Campus, Eastman School, Memorial Art Gallery, and Medical Center.
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