Homecoming festivities, football, reunions, dinners, symposia and lectures, MEL Talks, concerts – dozens of events are packed into four days for alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University of Rochester. Don your blue and yellow for this fun-filled weekend – the hard part will be deciding which events to attend.
In a makeshift lab in the School of Medicine and Dentistry in the 1980s, a team including biochemist Porter Anderson was refining an approach to vaccine technology that helped launch a new era in pediatric medicine. These vaccines out of Rochester are credited with nearly eradicating Haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib, a once widely feared and deadly childhood infection.
A $2 million commitment from Emmy-winning House of Cards composer Jeff Beal ’85E and vocalist Joan Beal ’84E will launch the Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School.
A Simon Business School team placed third in the Tibetan Innovation Challenge, a new intercollegiate social entrepreneurship business plan competition that aims to develop self-sustaining and replicable business ideas to alleviate the economic difficulties Tibetan refugees are facing.
The University will begin its annual summer carillon series on Monday, July 6, with a performance from award-winning carillonneur Joey Brink. The concert is the first of four free outdoor shows that will take place during the month of July on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. on the Eastman Quad on River Campus.
Eastman BroadBand continues to raise its international profile with residencies at music festivals in Italy and Spain this summer.
Miracle Kids, grateful families, University leadership, and significant building donors including hospital namesake B. Thomas Golisano celebrated the dedication of Golisano Children’s Hospital on Wednesday. The new eight-story, $145 million hospital is the largest capital project in the University’s history. For the first time, the children’s hospital will feature all-private rooms and specialized technology, including the first integrated PET/MRI in a children’s hospital in the nation.