Meliora on the Road: Bringing the Best of Rochester to New York
The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street
New York, New York
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
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.