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Meliora Weekend 2017

Meliora Weekend 2017

October 14, 2017

Thousands of alumni, community members, and friends of the University returned to Rochester the weekend of October 12-14 to celebrate the annual Meliora Weekend traditions of reunions, thought-provoking conversations, and family fun. Keynote speakers included Robin Roberts, Peggy Noonan, and Jeffrey Toobin, and headline entertainers included comedian Mike Birbiglia and jazz great Chick Corea.

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Robert McCrory Retires from LLE: ‘End of an Era’

Robert McCrory Retires from LLE: ‘End of an Era’

September 28, 2017

Professor Robert L. McCrory, a physicist and scientific leader who has shepherded the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics to international prominence during the past 35 years, will retire from the directorship on October 1.

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Ang Lee to keynote Light and Sound Interactive

Ang Lee to keynote Light and Sound Interactive

August 29, 2017

The two-time Oscar winner forLife of Pi and Brokeback Mountain will show clips from his films and discuss the challenges of shooting in a groundbreaking 3D, 24-frames-per-second format.

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Meet the dean: Jeffrey Runner begins tenure as dean of the College

Meet the dean: Jeffrey Runner begins tenure as dean of the College

July 31, 2017

Linguistics professor Jeffrey Runner begins his tenure as dean of the College, describing his academic and personal background and how that relates to his goals for the College’s future.

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Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

Wegmans Hall opens doors to data science

April 24, 2017

Dedicated during Meliora Weekend last fall, Wegmans Hall will open for researchers this year and will become the home to the Goergen Institute for Data Science.

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Richard Waugh named interim dean of the faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Richard Waugh named interim dean of the faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering

March 31, 2017

A biomedical engineer with more than 35 years of academic and leadership appointments at the University, Waugh will serve as interim dean through June 30, 2018.

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On the hunt for asteroids to avoid ‘near miss’ with Earth

On the hunt for asteroids to avoid ‘near miss’ with Earth

March 22, 2017

In 2013, a group of Rochester and NASA scientists proposed the NEOCam, or “Near-Earth Object Camera,” based on an infrared detector developed here in Rochester. This year, NASA announced extended funding for the program.

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Classes of 1966, 1866 share musical connection ‘beside the Genesee’

Classes of 1966, 1866 share musical connection ‘beside the Genesee’

October 6, 2016

Jocelyn Trueblood, Class of 1966, shares the musical bent of her great-grandfather, Herve Dwight Wilkins, Class of 1866 . He arranged the tune for “The Genesee,” Rochester’s alma mater.

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Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

Meliora Weekend 2016 ‘Better Than Ever’

October 5, 2016

Thousands of alumni, parents, community members, and friends were on campus from October 6-9 for the annual Meliora Weekend celebrations. The weekend blends reunions, homecoming, family activities, performances, lectures, and community celebrations, offering something exciting for everyone.  This year the experience celebrated the success of The Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for the University of Rochester.

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Faculty, staff get free admission to Memorial Art Gallery 

Faculty, staff get free admission to Memorial Art Gallery 

July 8, 2016

As of July 11, University faculty and staff can visit the Memorial Art Gallery for free. (Students already receive free admission). The museum also offers half-price individual and family memberships for University employees.

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