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In Today's Issue

  • Debuts and Celebrations Mark Start of Meliora Weekend
  • More from Meliora Weekend: Stanton/Anthony Conversations, Neilly Lecture, Plutzik Series, Concerts
  • Session Introduces Working Out
  • Understanding the University's Retirement Program

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RPO concert

Debuts and Celebrations Mark Start of Meliora Weekend
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Seaman, presented the premiere of Geo, a composition by Eastman School Dean Douglas Lowry, as the RPO kicked off its season with a sold-out inaugural concert in the newly renovated Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Thursday. The new work is named in honor of Eastman Kodak founder George Eastman, whose legacy will also be celebrated Saturday with the introduction of a statue of the University benefactor on the Eastman Quadrangle.

The RPO concert begins three days of activities to mark the University's ninth Meliora Weekend, which continues through Sunday. More than 5,500 alumni, parents, students, faculty, and friends of the University are expected to expected to attend the combined Reunion, Family Weekend, and Homecoming. Highlights also include a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu '70, '98 (Honorary) and the dedication of the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

More from Meliora Weekend
Also taking place in conjunction with Meliora weekend:
Stanton/Anthony Conversations: Bestselling author Judith Warner joins a panel discussion on "Mothers as Leaders: Challenges and Contradictions" at noon today.
Neilly Lecture: Dan Rattiner '61, the editor and publisher of Dan's Papers, the first free newspaper in the United States, will talk about his work as a guest of the Neilly Lecture Series at 4 p.m. today.
Plutzik Series: English department faculty Jennifer Grotz, James Longenbach, Stephen Schottenfeld, and Joanna Scott kick off the Plutzik Reading Series at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
Department of Music: College ensembles perform several concerts at Strong Auditorium.
For more, see the Meliora Weekend Web Site.

Session Introduces Working Out
Well-U and the Fitness and Wellness Center have joined forces together to offer a free informational session on basic information for people new to working out or those looking for a refresher course. Call 276-5050 for information. Enroll online.

Understanding the University's Retirement Program
A free informational session designed for employees newly eligible to receive the University’s direct contribution to the retirement program will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. today in room 2-1318 in the Medical Center. Also, a representative from TIAA-CREF will give a presentation covering fundamental information about investing, including how to choose an investment allocation. For information, visit the Benefits Office Web site.

October 9, 2009

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Today's Event Highlight
Eastman Philharmonia
Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. 8 p.m. Read more…

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Rochester in the News
Newsday (Oct. 8)
“Rochester Theater Unveils Renovated Concert Hall”
The opening of Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre was noted in several news outlets, including the Rochester Business Journal, YNN, and others. Read more…

In Higher Education
Inside Higher Ed (Oct. 8)
“Served, Yes, But Well-Served?”
Nearly a quarter of all Pell Grant funds now go to students at for-profit colleges. Is that good for the students, and for higher education? Read more…

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