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Mattel CEO, Hajim dean address ‘staggering’ underrepresentation in computer technologies

Mattel CEO, Hajim dean address ‘staggering’ underrepresentation in computer technologies

November 6, 2017

During a Meliora Weekend fireside chat, Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Wendi Heinzelman discussed women in computer science, and how emerging technologies can interest young people in science and engineering.

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Groundbreaking research in brain injuries wins over Meliora Weekend judges, audience

Groundbreaking research in brain injuries wins over Meliora Weekend judges, audience

October 24, 2017

What if researchers could find a way to bypass damaged areas of the brain to maintain the flow of information? That is the problem postdoctoral fellow Kevin Mazurek is working to solve.

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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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University bestows three honorary degrees during  Meliora Weekend

University bestows three honorary degrees during Meliora Weekend

October 14, 2017

The University recognized the outstanding contributions of three distinguished individuals during Meliora Weekend: musicians Chick Corea and Steve Gadd ’68E, and Hugo F. Sonnenschein ’61, one of the nation’s most distinguished academic leaders.

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Registration open for Meliora Weekend

Registration open for Meliora Weekend

August 3, 2017

The University’s annual fall celebration combining family weekend, homecoming, and reunions features headliners Robin Roberts, Mike Birbiglia, Chick Corea and Steve Gadd, Jeffrey Toobin, and Peggy Noonan.

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Good Morning Rochester

Good Morning Rochester

May 1, 2017

Meliora Weekend kicks off on Thursday, October 12, and continues through Sunday, October 15. Roberts will deliver her address from the Louis A. Alexander Palestra on the River Campus on Saturday, October 14.

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Director of National Institutes of Health visits Medical Center

Director of National Institutes of Health visits Medical Center

October 11, 2016

Francis Collins met with graduate students and junior researchers to discuss the importance of communicating science to the public and policymakers, and increasing diversity in biomedical research.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Wegmans Hall, Goergen Institute for Data Science, Hajim Quadrangle dedication ceremony

PHOTO GALLERY: Wegmans Hall, Goergen Institute for Data Science, Hajim Quadrangle dedication ceremony

October 7, 2016

As Meliora Weekend ceremonies kicked off, the University celebrated the dedication of the new Wegmans Hall, the future home for the Goergen Institute for Data Science. (University photos / J. Adam Fenster)

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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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Solo exhibition a special kind of homecoming for alumna

Solo exhibition a special kind of homecoming for alumna

October 6, 2016

Sculptor Judith Modrak ’85 lives in Manhattan and keeps a studio on Union Square. But she remains pretty rooted in Rochester. her solo exhibition, opening in the River Campus’s Hartnett Gallery during Meliora Weekend, is a special kind of homecoming.

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