Virtual events

Virtual events

Although COVID-19 protocols limited this year’s in-person attendance, several Meliora 2021 programs were available virtually. We invite you to browse the listing below to view the recordings.

The Portrayal of Women in Media

Grace Gibson
Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University

Kate Hearst ’82
Film Historian, Critic, and Filmmaker

Roberta Myers P’24
Longest-serving Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of Brand Content of the US edition of the fashion media brand, ELLE

KaeLyn Rich
Vice President of Organizational Advancement at UltraViolet

Moderator: Norma Holland
Director of Public Relations and Engagement for the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Rochester

Experience Rochester: Global Economic Outlook after COVID-19

Narayana Kocherlakota
Lionel A. McKenzie Professor of Economics

Clifford W. Smith, Jr.
Louise and Henry Epstein Emeritus Professor

Moderator: Sevin Yeltekin
Dean of Simon Business School

2020 Commencement

On October 2, the University of Rochester celebrated the Class of 2020 during the much-anticipated “One University” Commencement.

Clare Dennison Lecture

Yvette Conyers ’07N, DNP, MS, RN, FNP-C, CTN-B
President, Rochester Black Nurses Association

Cocktails and Conversation

Sip a new concoction from your favorite glass and learn how to make the Meliora Manhattan or the Yellowjacket at this special mixology lesson.

Dine and Rhyme

Settle in for the laughs and get your apron ready! Learn how to cook a delicious steak, salmon fillet, and impossible burger from the in-house chef at Butcher Box. An improvisational performer brings the entertainment throughout the cooking lesson.