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Meliora on the Road

Meliora on the Road: Bringing the Best of Rochester to New York

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street
New York, New York

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If you have questions or would prefer to register by phone, please call University Advancement at (800) 281-2055.

Luncheon and University update from President Joel Seligman

1:30 p.m.
Participate in two of the following concurrent faculty-led sessions

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Revitalizing K-12 education (Click to Expand Session Descriptions)
Shaun Nelms, Warner School Visiting Professor and EPO Superintendent for East High School

On July 1, 2015, the University of Rochester, led by its Warner School of Education, embarked on an initiative to radically transform East High School, Rochester’s largest and most historic high school, which was on the verge of being closed by the New York State Department of Education. Superintendent Nelms will discuss progress to date, vision for the next five years, and the implications this unprecedented project could have on urban education across the country.

The Future of Telehealth
Robert Clark, Senior Vice President for Research and Dean, Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Ray Dorsey, The David M. Levy Professor of Neurology
Dave Mitten, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics

Technology has the potential to reshape health care. This talk will highlight current and future initiatives that will enable anyone, anywhere to receive care.

Meliora: A Macroeconomist’s Perspective
Narayana Kocherlakota, The Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics

Dr. Kocherlakota will briefly describe the evolution of US macroeconomic conditions over the past eight years, focusing on the behavior of inflation, employment, and interest rates and how this data may influence policy decision.

Developments in Neurodevelopment
John Foxe, The Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Ernest J. Del Monte Neuromedicine Institute

The Institute for Neuromedicine at Rochester has placed neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, etc.) front and center in its strategic plan. We will not be satisfied unless new cures and treatments can be developed to alleviate the immense suffering that these disorders wreak on both the families and the children they afflict. Professor Foxe will present exciting new initiatives at the University of Rochester that are designed to tackle these issues head on. Neuromedicine at Rochester will bring change through innovation - new medicine through its basic science engine.

Presidential Commission on Race and Diversity at the University: Update
Paul Burgett, Vice President, Senior Advisor to the President and University Dean
Richard Feldman, Dean of the College

This past fall, a University commission was formed to address the climate on campus in regard to race and diversity and make recommendations for building a stronger campus community. During this session, Paul Burgett and Rich Feldman, co-chairs of the commission, will discuss the preliminary findings.

Bank Transparency versus Stability
Sudarshan Jayaraman, Associate Professor of Accounting at Simon Business School

When banks do poorly, they drag the entire economy down with them – as was seen during the 2007-2009 financial crisis. This talk focuses on how financial reporting can mitigate these adverse effects.


4 p.m.
Music, Image, and the Power of the Unexpected
Jeff Beal ’85E, composer

Art is not “finished” when its creator stops creating. It continues to be shaped by how it is perceived. In a TED Talks-style presentation, prolific and much-heralded composer for film, media, and the concert hall, Jeff Beal will explore the interplay of music and image in films and how the listener/viewer plays a role in that relationship. He will also examine how improvisation and musical “surprises” further engage the individual and enhance the story in their mind.