University of Rochester

Ronald Rettner Hall

for Media Arts and Innovation

For the Media

Press contact: Sara Miller, University spokesperson, (585) 275-4128,

Media are invited to attend the following activities on Friday, October 11

At the private luncheon remarks will be made by Ed Hajim ’58, chair of the Board of Trustees; Thomas DiPiero, dean for humanities and interdisciplinary studies; Sadé Richardson ’15, a digital media studies and public health major; Joel Seligman, University of Rochester president; the Honorable Thomas S. Richards, mayor of Rochester; the Honorable Joseph J. DioGuardi, former member, U.S. House of Representatives; and Mr. Rettner. President Seligman will also present a special gift to Mr. Rettner.

Fact sheet
Original press release
Biographies: Ronald Rettner, Joel Seligman, and Thomas DiPiero
Stories and videos

Ronald RettnerRonald Rettner
Entrepreneur, business executive, and philanthropist
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Joel SeligmanJoel Seligman
University of Rochester president
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Tom DiPieroThomas DiPiero
Dean for humanities and interdisciplinary studies
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High-res photos of Rettner Hall (coming soon)