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Resources and Tools for Scholars and Mentors

This page provides a library of NEUROCITY -  specific documents and links to useful Rochester area information.

For questions, please contact NEUROCITY Program Director, Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, PhD or Neuroscience Diversity Commissions Project Coordinator, Elizabeth Berry.

Program Fulfillment

Program Extended Programming and Calendars

  • NEUROCITY 2023 Activities Calendar - calendar includes schedule for:
    • Career Seminars - Talks by Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) Trainees
    • Journal Club - Lead by NGP Trainees
    • Professional Development Seminar Series - Run by Summer Scholars Office
    • Lab Workshops
    • Various social and community activities
  • Summer Scholars Career Development Wednesday Lunch Lectures
  • Coffee Chats — An opportunity for NEUROCITY scholars to talk informally with faculty outside of their host lab to learn about their research and career paths. Click here for list of participating faculty members’ names and emails and instructions for contacting them to request and schedule a coffee chat.  Also please feel free to contact faculty not on the provided list identifying yourself as a NEUROCITY summer scholar.

UofR Campus Life

  • Dining Options - Block One
  • Dining Options - Block Two
  • Food Pantry — This on-campus resource is need-blind and does not require income or financial aid information to be served.
  • Goergen Athletic Center — Access is free for all Summer Scholars programs participants with their University of Rochester ID card.
  • UR Shuttle — Just hop aboard, swipe your UR ID card, and enjoy the ride. Connects to all  UR campuses as well as Rochester-area shopping locations, including: Wegman’s (grocery store), Target, Walmart, International Food Market (Green Line)
  • UR Memorial Art Gallery — Free admission with UR ID card.

Rochester-area Resources

  • Welcome to Rochester!
  • Explore Greater Rochester 2023
  • Monroe County Parks – Get outside and enjoy Rochester’s lush natural surroundings. Parks within less than two miles of UR listed below:
    • Highland Park — 150 acres featuring many picturesque, easy walking paths and  The Lamberton Conservatory
    • Genesee Valley Park — Frederick Law Olmstead, the landscape architect who designed NYC’s Central Park, designed this 800-acre park that is dominated by three intersecting waterways: Red Creek, the Genesee River, and the Erie Canal.