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October 16, 2013

Meliora Weekend 2013

view of Robert Gates on screen above stage

“The future of our economy is in our research universities,” Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and director of the CIA, told a full house at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. Gates was the keynote speaker at this year’s Meliora Weekend.  See more about this year's Meliora Weekend events


Introducing Rettner Hall

Designed as a hub for the arts, sciences, and engineering on the River Campus, the building provides a place for students to gain both practical skills and theoretical understanding of digital technology.

Faculty and staff campaign gets under way

The campaign also encourages faculty and staff to give to programs that are important to them, offering more than 5,000 designations, ranging from programs within single departments to initiatives that encompass the University.

Artwork serves to beautify campus, engage community

The new work, planned for installation by Meliora Weekend 2014, joins several other public art pieces on the University’s campuses. A handful of those works are noted on the map.

Commitment shines spotlight on performing arts at the University

In Brief

A roundup of news.

‘Meliora Madam’ to return to her sisters

For the past 23 years, one of those statues, Commerce, was about 150 miles away—in the Toronto backyard of James Carley, a former English professor at Rochester.

Personal touch

Inpatients and outpatients had the opportunity to decorate a steel beam with their signatures and paint-slathered hand or foot prints.

Remembering ‘a remarkable University leader’

Douglas Lowry, the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean Emeritus of the Eastman School of Music, is being remembered as a composer, conductor, and academic leader who was keenly attuned to the shifting music world and its challenges for music schools and students.

Dean Mark Zupan to ‘pass the baton’ when term expires

In a letter to the Simon School community, Zupan expressed his gratitude for those who helped the business school grow and succeed during his leadership.

$2M gift to support orthopaedic research

Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss entrepreneur and philanthropist, has given $2 million to the University to support clinical and research work related to geriatric fracture care being led by Stephen Kates in the Department of Orthopaedics and the Center for Musculoskeletal Research.

In Research

A roundup of news.

Making headlines

New services offer teaching support for faculty

Stuart Jordan, senior lecturer in political science, was recently named faculty director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

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