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