2019 Lectures


World-Class Medicine and Performing Arts in Perfect Harmony

Anna Gasanova '20E | Viola student who performs in the hospital through Eastman Performing Arts Medicine
Gaelen McCormick | Program Manager, Eastman Performing Arts Medicine and Bass Instructor, Eastman Community Music School
Mark H. Mirabelli, M.D. | Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics,
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine,

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rosemary Obi, MS, LCAT, MT-BC | Music Therapist, Golisano Children's Hospital

Eastman Performing Arts Medicine looks at the ways performing arts and healthcare can influence each other to greater results. 

Party Competition, Jim Crow, and the Invention of U.S. Senate Leadership

Presented by: Gerald Gamm | Professor of Political Science and History

The 2019 Matthew E. Fairbank Lecture: Improving Care Delivery for Older Patients with Cancer

Presented by: Supriya Gupta Mohile, MD, MS | Philip and Marilyn Wehrheim Professor; Director of Geriatric Oncology Research Program, Wilmot Cancer Institute 

The Matthew E. Fairbank Lecture was established in 1982 in honor of Matthew and Ruth Harmon Fairbank. The late Matthew Fairbank received his bachelor’s and medical degrees from the University of Rochester in 1930 and 1935 respectively. Dr. Fairbank was a clinical assistant professor emeritus of Preventative, Family, and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical School, as well as a life trustee of the University. The late Ruth Harmon Fairbank graduated from the University in 1931. The Fairbanks supported many areas of the University, including the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The University of Rochester is grateful for their ongoing support and for helping to make this lecture possible.

Building Character: The Importance of Theatre in Higher Education

Nigel Maister | Russell and Ruth Peck Artistic Director, International Theatre Program