Eleven alumni of the Eastman School of Music will perform in the 58th Inauguration of the President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017, as members of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. This marks the Marine Band’s 55th inaugural appearance.
Among the nearly 3,000 people who died during September 11 attacks were six alumni—three who had just settled in to their offices in the World Trade Center; two who were flying aboard United Flight 93 when it crashed in rural Pennsylvania; and one who rushed to help survivors escaping the crumbling towers. This year and every year, we remember those we lost.
At an outdoor dedication ceremony on the Eastman Quad, Brighton Volunteer Ambulance will dedicate its new ambulance “Brighton 3059” to the memory of Zhe ‘Zack’ Zeng and other 9/11 rescuers.
The five-story, 50-foot sculpture made from more than 40,000 compostable balloons currently on display in the Sibley Building atrium in downtown Rochester is the work of University graduate and artist Larry Moss ’92. The exhibit closes this Sunday, February 7, with a giant “popping party.” (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)
Three members of the Class of 2014 have completed their one-year commitment to Rochester Youth Year, an AmeriCorps VISTA sponsored program that includes seven local colleges.
On Feb. 9 1964, an estimated 73 million Americans tuned in to the Ed Sullivan Show to watch the Beatles make their American debut. This weekend, we look back on the four lads from Liverpool, and the impact they made on music, popular culture, and Rochester students and alumni.
Pack-4-Success, a non-profit founded June 2011 by Matthew Cohen ’11, ’12W (MS) and his sister Emily Cohen ’07, a former elementary school teacher in Atlanta, Ga., has been working feverishly this past year to raise enough funds to equip low-income children with the right tools to start school this fall.