Experience Rochester, a series of events created to bring the very best of Rochester directly to you. This special series exemplifies the University of Rochester’s commitment to lifelong learning. Launched through online events, this ongoing program is devoted to featuring topics and speakers unique to the University. Expand your knowledge and fulfill your intellectual curiosity through Experience Rochester.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Virtual Lecture | Suffrage Stories in the University of Rochester’s Special Collections

Thursday, August 13 | Noon–12:45 p.m. (ET)

Autumn Haag
Assistant Director of the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Virtual Lecture | Our Youth’s Mental Health in Challenging Times

Thursday, August 27 | Noon–1:00 p.m. (ET)

Michael A. Scharf, MD
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Moderator: Jennifer Johnson
Director, family and community outreach, Golisano Children’s Hospital

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Pursuing Equity in Education, Health, and Social Policy

Paula Cupertino
Professor of Public Health Sciences and Oncology
Associate Director of Community Outreach, Engagement, and Disparities at Wilmot Cancer Institute

Kara Finnigan
Professor and Director of Educational Policy Programs at Warner School of Education

Wade Norwood ’85, P’13, P’20
Chief Executive Officer of Common Ground Health

Moderator: Mercedes Ramírez Fernández
Richard Feldman Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

George Eastman & Rush Rhees: Choosing Music to Build the Community

Vincent Lenti ’60E, ’62E (MA)
Professor of Piano
Eastman School Historian

COVID-19 and the Brain

John J. Foxe, PhD
Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Chair in Neuroscience
Director of the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience

Steven M. Silverstein, PhD
George L. Engel Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Chair for Research, Psychiatry Department

Moderator: Jennifer Stripay ’16M (PhD)
Postdoctoral Fellow, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Rochester Responds: Coronavirus Research at URMC

Stephen Dewhurst , PhD
Vice Dean for research at the School of Medicine and Dentistry

Angela Branche, MD
Assistant professor in the Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Ann Falsey, MD
Professor in the Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Dave Topham, PhD
Marie Curran Wilson and Joseph Chamberlain Wilson Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology

Nancy Bennett, MD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences

The Economy During and After the Pandemic

Narayana Kocherlakota
Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics

Moderator: Margaret Sannicandro ‘20
Dual Major in Economics and Political Science

Health Policy in a Pandemic: Learning from Past and Present

Mical Raz, MD, PhD, MSc
Charles E. and Dale L. Phelps Professor in Public Policy and Health
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine

Navigating Remote Learning in Times of Disruption

Raffaella Borasi
Frederica Warner Professor of Education
Director, Center for Learning in the Digital Age

Moderator: Dave Miller ’82, ’83S (MBA), ’13W (EdD)
Clinical Associate Professor of Education
Associate Director, Center for Learning in the Digital Age

The Fire this Time: Inequalities in the Time of COVID-19

Natalie Leblanc, PhD, MPH, RN, BSN
Assistant Professor
Dean’s Endowed Fellow in Health Disparities

Be a Wellness Warrior: Prepare mentally and stay healthy during a crisis

Susan Blaakman ’93N, ’96N (MS), ’11N (PhD), ’00N (PMC), P’22
Director, Family Psychiatric Mental Health NP Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing

Will American Democracy Survive COVID-19?

David Primo
Ani and Mark Gabrellian Professor
Professor of Political Science and Business Administration

Using Telemedicine in a Pandemic and Beyond

Ray Dorsey, MD
David M. Levy Professor of Neurology
Director, Center for Health + Technology

Michael Hasselberg ’07N (MS), ’13N (PhD)
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Nursing
Co-director, UR Medicine Health Lab

Moderator: Adam Kelly ’02M (MD)
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

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