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Better than ever: Meliora Weekend

The University welcomes big names in music, filmmaking, and political and cultural commentary this fall for Meliora Weekend—taking place October 6–9.

ken burns photo credit Daniel J. White

Featured guests include legendary singer Tony Bennett (October 8, 8:30 p.m.); acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, pictured (October 7, 2 p.m.); Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe (October 8, 11 a.m.); singer-songwriter Ben Folds (October 8, 4 p.m.); and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah (October 8, 9 p.m.).

This year’s Meliora Weekend also celebrates the success of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester, which wrapped up June 30. The Campaign raised more than $1.3 billion to support research, faculty professorships, student scholarships and fellowships, and new construction and improvements to facilities and buildings as well as new programs.

Registration is available at